Media Work

Emma acts as a specialist historical consultant for radio, television, and the media.

NinaHistory Hit’s Art Detective: Emma was recently invited by Oxford art historian and TV presenter Dr Janina Ramirez to appear on her podcast series looking into the hidden meaning of art. The artwork she chose will be revealed when the episode is released in a few weeks.

Viral History: Emma recently filmed several pieces for the online channel on the subject of medieval pilgrimage, including a forthcoming series. She can be found here, in episodes 1 and 14, talking all things medieval pilgrimage. Watch this space for news on the new series.

BBC Radio York: Emma is in the process of creating several segments on the history of North Yorkshire for the channel. Her discussion on York’s Guildhall, Shakespeare and the King’s Men in March 2016 can be found here (at 2:15 and again at 2:47).

screen-shot-2017-02-02-at-21-12-59BBC Radio 4: Emma appeared as a quiz panel ‘Don’ on ‘The 3rd Degree‘ when it was recorded at the University of York in March 2016. The show goes out in May.

BBC Radio Tees: Emma was invited to discuss her work on historic properties for John Foster’s radio show. Her interview aired on Friday 17 January 2014. Listen to the full interview here.

BBC 1: Emma appeared as an invited specialist on the subject of medieval pilgrimage for the BBC1 documentary From the Dales to the Sea: Regional Histories (presented by Helen
Skelton) in conjunction with the BBC series ‘The Great British Story – A People’s History’, written and presented by Michael Wood.

BBC Radio York ShakespeareBBC 2: Historic Researcher/Advisor for Royal Progress episode of ‘Britain’s Lost Routes’ (presented by Griff Rhys Jones, appearance from Dr Suzannah Lipscomb).

Channel 4 (Videotext Communications Ltd): Historic Researcher/Advisor for ‘Chapel of Secrets, Beadnell‘ episode of Time Team (series 19).

British Museum Treasures of Heaven Exhibition: On invitation of Curator, advised/contributed to section on the competition between the medieval cults of Sts Cuthbert and Becket, for 2011 exhibit ‘Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe’


For speaking engagements, Emma is represented by Specialist Speakers. Her profile can be found here. For broadcasting and media enquires, please contact Mel Hales at Rush Talent.

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