|Department of Archaeology
University of Haifa
Mount Carmel, Haifa, 31905
President - Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East
Prof. Adrian Boas
My principal academic activity has been research into different aspects of the daily life of the Frankish population in the Latin East during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. My research has been devoted to examining the material culture of the Crusader period with the aim of developing neglected areas of study, applying new methodologies and expanding the interest of both the academic and general public through research, publishing, teaching and fieldwork. I have directed excavations and surveys at a number of Crusader period sites including the castles of Beth She’an, Vadum Iacob and Blanchegarde, the Teutonic Headquarters in Acre and a Frankish village in Jerusalem. Since 2006 I have directed a research project at Montfort Castle in the Western Galilee, a project of historical and archaeological research, conservation and site development. I have published books on Crusader material culture, Jerusalem in the Crusader period, archaeology of the military orders, and domestic archaeology and recently edited a historical/archaeological volume titled The Crusader World (Routledge) which was listed in the Choice list of outstanding academic books for 2016 and a book on Montfort Castle (Brill) which received the Verbruggen Prize for the best book on medieval military history of 2017. At present I am writing a book on the Life in the Latin East. Since 2016 I am president of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East.