• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 171 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 2000 2018

1 Citation (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ireland
salts
commodity exchange
Northern European region
food security

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)
23 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
separatism
referendum
cultural identity
political identity
nationalism
2 Citations (Scopus)
38 Downloads (Pure)

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ireland
Fish Traps
Post-medieval
Trap
Medieval Period

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MUCH to Discover in Mida Creek

Forsythe, W.

1/01/191/06/20

Award date: 18/09/19

Award: Research Councils

The archaeology of post-medieval coastal settlement in Ulster

Forsythe, W.

1/04/0830/11/09

Award date: 7/01/08

Award: Research Councils

Prizes

Merit
Maritime Archaeology
Historical Archaeology
Archaeological Survey
Memorial
Maritime Cultural Landscape
Maritime Archaeology

Activities 2002 2019

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

PhD examination

Wes Forsythe (Examiner)
12 Feb 2019

Activity: Examination

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