• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 174 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
20002018

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Personal profile

Biography

Education: PhD Ulster University, 2006, MA Queens University Belfast, 1997, BSc Hons Ulster University, 1993. Wes worked in commercial archaeology before joining the government's Underwater Unit (OPW) in Dublin. He came to Ulster as a Research Fellow in 1999, and was appointed lecturer in 2008.

Research Interests

Wes is a maritime archaeologist, with interests in the activities and economies of coastal communities in the medieval and post-medieval eras. His research examines strategies for exploiting and utilising marine resources and their resulting effect on the coastal landscape. In addition to research carried out at home, Wes has been active in north and east Africa working in regions affected by conflict, under-resourcing and neglect.  

Teaching Interests

Wes teaches aspects of human, cultural and historical geography across the three-year geography degree programme. He is also involved in teaching environmental management and conservation to geography and environmental science students. He contributes to student field trips and residentials in Ireland and abroad.

External positions

Committee, Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group

Standing Committee Member (Archaeology), Royal Irish Academy

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Research Output

Persistence and Risk - Salt production in post-medieval Ireland

Forsythe, W., McConkey, R. & Breen, C., 3 Jul 2018, In : World Archaeology. 50, 4, p. 603-619 17 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    21 Downloads (Pure)

    A Maritime Archaeological Survey of Stonetown, Zanzibar

    Breen, C., Forsythe, W. & Rhodes, D., Mar 2016, In : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY. 45, 1, p. 191-199

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  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
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    Intertidal Fish Traps from Ireland: Some Recent Discoveries in Lough Swilly, Co. Donegal

    Montgomery, P., Forsythe, W. & Breen, C., Aug 2015, In : Journal of Maritime Archaeology. 10, 2, p. 117-139

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    Prizes

  • Activities

    PhD examination

    Wes Forsythe (Examiner)
    12 Feb 2019

    Activity: Examination

    Borders and Boundaries

    Wes Forsythe (Participant)
    8 Feb 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    The Archaeology of Salt Production in Post-Medieval Ireland

    Wes Forsythe (Speaker)
    20 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Salt and the Sea in Post-Medieval Ireland

    Wes Forsythe (Speaker)
    22 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Preserving Prosperity: The Archaeology of Salt Production in Post-Medieval Ireland

    Wes Forsythe (Speaker)
    26 Feb 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Archaeology of Rathlin Island

    Wes Forsythe

    1/06/15

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Archaeological Excavation of salt works

    Wes Forsythe

    21/08/14

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Saltworks Archaeological Excavation

    Wes Forsythe

    15/08/14

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    African coastal archaeology

    Wes Forsythe

    14/08/14

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Island Archaeology

    Wes Forsythe

    22/01/14

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research