Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


Dr Gabriel Moshenska

Academic position: Associate Professor in Public Archaeology

Department: Archaeology

Email: g.moshenska@ucl.ac.uk

Website: Gabriel Moshenska


Gabriel started at UCL as an undergraduate student in 2001 and has stayed ever since. He is a historical archaeologist and heritage researcher with a strong interest in conflict, intellectual history, and the public understanding of the past. As a researcher GabrieI runs or collaborates on a number of projects including fieldwork in Spain, Finland and Kenya. 

Research Projects:

Gabriel has an ongoing project focusing on children's traumatic experiences of violent conflict, with a focus on Second World War Britain. He has published a monograph on this topic (2019) and a number of articles, and in his current work he continues to explore the connections between trauma, play, materiality and place-making in children's lives. Since 2020 he is a collaborator on a Finnish project on sensory and material memories that builds on aspects of my research.


Gabriel has developed teaching that draws on his research on children in conflict outlined above, but this constitutes just two lectures of a single ten-lecture module. This is part of his module ARCL0145 Archaeologies of Modern Conflict.