Czelsie Weston

PhD Researcher and archaeological assistant, BSc (Hons), MSci


Czelsie is currently a PhD researcher with the Centre of Archaeology, focussing on how forensic archaeological approaches can be used to locate, record and disseminate information regarding killing sites of the Holocaust.

Czelsie completed a semester placement with the Centre during her MSci Forensic Science, also at Staffordshire University. She has assisted in Holocaust fieldwork in UK and Europe since 2015, including projects in Alderney, Poland, Netherlands, Ukraine, Norway and Germany. Recent projects that Czelsie has worked on, include the IHRA projectRecording Cultural Genocide and killing sites in Jewish cemeteries’ and HERA funded project ‘Accessing Campscapes: Inclusive Strategies for Using European Conflicted Heritage’ (iC-ACCESS). 

Czelsie also assists in community archaeology projects in the local Stoke-On-Trent area and delivers lectures, workshops and practicals to undergraduate students at the university. Czelsie has an active interest in the application of innovative approaches to recording and documenting Holocaust sites.

Professional Memberships

  • Student Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
  • Associate member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science (ACSFS)

Research interests

  • Holocaust archaeology
  • Forensic archaeology
  • Genocide investigation
  • Cultural genocide investigation
  • Innovative approaches to documenting scenes of crime


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