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Dr Emma J. Wells is an academic, author, historian, and ‘buildings detective’.

To learn more about her academic, literary, media, and consultancy career, see here.

Emma’s latest book, Pilgrim Routes of the British Isles, is available to purchase here. She also has a lead chapter on religion and the senses in The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain available to purchase, and several forthcoming academic publications. Her next book, Heaven On Earth, will be published by Head of Zeus. See further here.

In the past, Emma has worked extensively throughout the academic and heritage sectors. Notable examples of her work include research consultant for the HLF project, Charting Chipeling: The History of the Kiplin Hall Estate, the British Museum’s Treasures of Heaven exhibition, the Lindisfarne Gospels Leverhulme Trust project, and contributing her consultancy and broadcasting skills to various establishments including the BBC and Channel 4.

Emma is an engaging speaker and truly at ease in front of audiences and the media – she has given talks across the UK. Should you wish for her to speak at your event (for which she is represented by Specialist Speakers and can be invited through Speakers Den), or even at your scholastic institution, please go to the Contact page to make arrangements.

Emma has written many newspaper and magazine articles, and acts as an editor, as well as reviews a large number of books, details of which can be found here.

When not writing or teaching, Emma can be found with her head in a book or her feet at the threshold of a country house, castle, or church (or watching endless episodes of QI).

She lives in North Yorkshire, but may be often be found travelling south on the East Coast Mainline.

“Thank you for visiting my site. I hope it proves useful!”

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