October 28, 2019

Meet the President

Nancy Edwards, BA, PhD, FBA FLSW, FSA, FSA Scot, is Professor of Medieval Archaeology at Bangor University.

She did her first degree in Archaeology, Ancient and Medieval History at the University of Liverpool before moving to Durham University for her PhD on early medieval crosses in the Irish Midlands. She moved to Wales in 1979.

She has published widely on the archaeology of early medieval Wales and Ireland, especially on carved stone monuments and the church. Her publications include A Corpus of Early Medieval Inscribed Stones and Stone Sculpture in Wales, Vol. 2, South-West Wales, and Vol. 3, North Wales (University of Wales Press 2007, 2013).

In 2015 she was awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship and is now completing a book on Life in Early Medieval Wales focusing on the archaeology of the period c. AD300–1050. She has also excavated at the Pillar of Eliseg and is contributing to a biography of the monument.

She is Chair of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. In 2016 she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.