APRIL 2015: Genetics/Heritage – Day Two

For the second day of the Genetics/Heritage conference there were presentations from colleagues and associates of EUROTAST regarding the history, genetics, and archaeology of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Here is the program:

08:30-09:00 Coffee
09:00-09:30 Richard Benjamin – Introduction to International Slavery Museum
09:30-09:45 Hannes Schroeder & Tom Gilbert (University of Copenhagen) Summary of EUROTAST goals & the Future
09:45-10:00 Temi Odumosu (Malmö University) Outreach in EUROTAST

10:00-12:00 Session 1

Jada Benn Torres (University of Notre Dame) Re-envisioning the role of Africans in Caribbean colonization: a genetic perspective

Hannes Schroeder (University of Copenhagen) DNA as history: New insights into the history of transatlantic slave trade

Eran Elhaik (University of Sheffield) In search of the holy grail in biogeography: From DNA to home village in less than 30 seconds

Jake Byrnes (Ancestry.com) Genetic Signatures of African Ancestry in the U.S.

12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Session 2

Katherine Cook (University of York) Placing the Dead in Narratives of Slavery: Burial and Commemoration in Colonial Barbados

Jason Laffoon, Ryan Espersen (Leiden University) – Examining the contents of a late 18th century enslaved African’s lockbox from Spring Bay Flat, Saba, Dutch Caribbean

Felicia Fricke (University of Kent) Slavery in Post-Medieval London: Assessing Potential Osteological Indicators

15:00-15:30 Coffee
15:30-17:30 Session 3

Ibrahima Thiaw (Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire) An Archaeology of the Historical Landscape and of the Social Institutions of Slavery in Southeastern Senegal (18th-early 20th century)

José Lingna Nafafé (University of Bristol) Three Continents One Voice: Lourenço Mendonça da Silva, An Early Lusophone African Abolitionist 17th-Century Portugal

Kodzo Gavua and Kofi Nutor (University of Ghana) Intricacies of Slavery and the Slave Trade in Ghana: Implications for Slave Origin Research

David Richardson (University of Hull) Slavery and Identity: A Historian’s Perspective on Bio-archaeology and Genetics

17:30-18:00 Wrap up & extended questions
18:00-19:00 Alondra Nelson (Columbia University) Keynote: Reconciliation Projects
19:00-20:00 Drinks

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