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Emma Wells

Secretary, Assistant Editor

Emma is a Lecturer in Ecclesiastical and Architectural History at the University of York, specialising in the late medieval/Reformation era parish church and cathedral, with a distinct concentration on pilgrimage, the cult of saints, sensory experience, the materiality of and transformations in belief, and applying cross-disciplinary and comparative approaches to the religious environment. She is the author of Pilgrim Routes of the British Isles (Hale, 2016) and Heaven On Earth: The Lives & Legacies of the World�s Greatest Cathedrals (Head of Zeus, 2021). Emma gained her PhD at Durham University on the sensory experience of pilgrimage art and architecture in the late-medieval church. She is Programme Director of the PGDip in Parish Church Studies and MA in English Building History at York, and a Research Associate within the Department of Archaeology.


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