• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 176 Citations
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Personal profile

Teaching Interests


Colin teaches aspects of conflict, environmental and landscape change and development on the geography and environmental science degrees. He is course director for the Combined Subjects degree programmes and leads the annual 2nd year fieldschool to Cyprus and the 3rd year programme to Catalonia.

Research Interests

Colin’s research focusses on historic landscape and societal change, environment and conflict, and the historical archaeologies of past maritime societies. He is currently engaged in research across the Middle East and Africa, as well as across the Atlantic maritime zone of NW Europe.

Elected Fellow Society of Antiquaries (FSA) 2006

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, National University of Ireland, Galway

Unknown, Open University


Bachelor, University College Cork

Master, University of St Andrews

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Research Output

Constructing Contemporary Nationhood in the Museums and Heritage Centres of Catalonia

Breen, C., Forsythe, W. & Raven, J., 1 Jul 2020, In : Museum and Society. 18, 2, p. 170-82 12 p.

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    Settlement and landscape change in the Hebridean archipelago: Late Medieval Colonsay

    Breen, C. & Raven, J., 17 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Medieval Archaeology. 64, 2, p. 1-36 36 p.

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  • The Archaeology of Salt Production in Post-Medieval Ireland

    Forsythe, W., McConkey, R. & Breen, C., 28 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Post-Medieval Archaeology. 55, 1

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  • Maritime Archaeology and Capacity Development in the Global South

    Blue, L. & Breen, C., 1 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Maritime Archaeology. 14, 3, p. 321-332 12 p.

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    The early Ottomanization of urban Cyprus

    Breen, C., 27 Jun 2019, In : Post-Medieval Archaeology. 53, 1, p. 21-37 17 p.

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