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Andrea Kocsis

Andrea Kocsis

Graduate Member, Cambridge Heritage Research Centre

PhD Student in Archaeology

Research Centre Assistant, Cambridge Heritage Research Centre

Co-editor of the Heritage Research Group Bulletin

Department of Archaeology
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3DZ


I have graduated in Communications major and Art Theory minor (BA and MA), as well as, Medieval Archaeology major and Archaeological Science minor (BA) from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.  I finished MA in General History at the Charles University in Prague and M2 in Territory, Space and Society at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. During my MPhil in Archaeological Heritage and Museums at the Univesity of Cambridge, I was working on the topic of the uses of medieval excavation sites in Hungarian nation-building.  At present, I am an ESRC DTP PhD Student in Heritage Studies. My doctoral research focuses on the impact which the national WW1 commemorations had on the urban landscape of capital cities, London, Paris and Budapest.

  • The Friends of The National Archives Research Fellow in Advanced Digital Methods 2020-21
  • Cambridge Digital Humanities Methods Fellow 2020-21
  • CamPo Exchange Scholar Science Po Paris 2018
  • ESRC DTP Scholar 2017-2020

Subject groups/Research projects

Conflict & Post-Conflict Heritage:

Research Interests



  • A10 Archaeological Theory I,
  • A12 Archaeological Theory II
  • A4 Being Human: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

External lecturer:

  • The Heritagisation of Space in the Present and the Past with Dr Lila Janik, as a part of G24 Special Topics in Heritage Studies.

Teaching Assistant:

  • G23: The Management of Archaeological Heritage
  • A13: The Past in the Present

Key Publications


Kocsis, A (2020). Hungarian nation-building and the use of medieval archaeology: Interpreting the Székesfehérvár excavations in the nineteenth century. In: Forging Architectural Tradition. National Narratives, Monument Preservation and Architectural Work in the Nineteenth Century. Eds: Aleksander Łupienko and Dragan Damjanović. Berghahn Books: New York - Oxford. Expected: Autumn 2020.

Kocsis, A (2020). Between Finland and Asia. The changing medievalist models in the Hungarian nation-building during the interwar period. In: Alternative fact and actual fiction in the Northern European past. Brepols North Atlantic World Series Ed: Oisin Plumb. Brepols Publishers: Tornhout. Expected: Autumn 2020

Kocsis, A2015 Constructing a National Symbol? Sword of God. In: Identity, Nation, City: Perspectives from the TEMA network. Eds: Imre Tarafás – Jaroslav Ira – Jan de Jong. Budapest, 2015. pp. 117-136.