Institute welcomes new Lecturer in Public Archaeology

8 October 2012


Congratulations to Gabriel Moshenska who, following completion of his Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, remains at the Institute as its new Lecturer in Public Archaeology. 

Gabe will jointly co-ordinate the Institute's Masters degree programme in Public Archaeology (with Tim Schadla-Hall) and its core course as well as teaching his own masters course on the Archaeologies of Modern Conflict.

Gabe's research on the 'Theatres of the Past', funded by the Leverhulme Trust, examined the history of public audiences at archaeological sites in Britain from the mid-nineteenth century through to the present. This period witnessed the emergence and growth of modern archaeology as well as the rise of leisure tourism and the popular media. The relationship between archaeologists and the public combines intellectual, economic, social and political elements. The project aimed to examine these connections, asking: what has been the role of public audiences in the intellectual history of British archaeology?

Gabe, who was shortlisted for the UK Scopus Young Research Award in the Humanities (2011), also leads the Hendon School Community Archaeology Project which provides school students with the opportunity to learn about and experience archaeology through a combination of classroom-based learning and a field school.