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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. In 2019-2020, I am a CamPo visiting PhD Scholar at Science Po Pairs.

Subject groups/Research projects

Conflict & Post-Conflict Heritage:

Research Interests

  • Heritage and memory of war, conflict and terrorism
  • Nationalist uses of archaeology
  • Medieval archaeology of the Carpathian Basin
  • Methodological questions of mixed method research: the intersections between qualitative and quantitative research

My doctoral research focuses on the impact which the WW1 war memory had on the nationalist narratives in the former Western and Eastern blocs. My work compares France, Hungary and the United Kingdom from the interwar period until the Centenary of the First World War.

As a research assistant I am presently involved in several research projects of members of the Heritage Research Group, while I help the daily work at the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre.


I supervise paper A10 Archaeological Theory I.

I prepared and teach Heritagisation of Space in the Present and the Past with Dr Lila Janik, as a part of G33 Special Issues in Heritage Studies.

I assist with the delivery of papers G31 and G29 of the MPhil in Archaeology (Archaeological Heritage and Museums option), and have helped develop the graduate paper G33 Special Issues in Heritage Studies and undergraduate paper A13 The Past in the Present.

Key Publications

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.