• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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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



Bachelor, University College Cork

Master, University of St Andrews

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Research Output 1995 2019

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Global South
Maritime Archaeology
Capacity Building
Cultural Heritage
International Congresses

The early Ottomanization of urban Cyprus

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


In the aftermath of violence: heritage and conflict transformation in Northern Ireland

Horning, A. & Breen, C., 2018, Post-Conflict Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. Newson, P. & Young, R. (eds.). p. 180-196

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

middle ages

Parc de Ciutadella, a contested place of conflict and memory in Barcelona

Breen, C., 30 Dec 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Memory Studies. 16, 4, p. 1-12 12 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle



Geographies of Youth Identity, Memory and Belonging in the Palestinian Refugee Camps of Lebanon

Author: O'Connor, D., May 2018

Supervisor: Breen, C. (Supervisor) & Mc Dowell, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis