Emily Claire Adams
History Prize Instructor
Claire is a doctoral candidate in History with a secondary field in Archaeology, specializing on medieval northwestern Europe, monasticism, craft production and specialization. Her dissertation traces the development of monastic labor and craft production in the west from the 5th to 9th centuries. Claire is currently involved in archaeological fieldwork at Little Carlton, England. Previously, she has excavated in Ireland, Italy, and Sweden. She received her A.M. degree from Harvard University in 2017. Before beginning her graduate work at Harvard, Claire obtained her B.A. from Indiana University in Anthropology, History, and Art History. She is the 2017 Terry Barry Prize winner.