EUROTAST Reporting

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…

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APRIL 2015: Genetics/Heritage – Day One

Day one of the interdisciplinary EUROTAST conference, where the fellows presented their research and senior colleagues responded to and discussed this research. Here is the program: 08:30-09:00 Morning coffee 09:00-09:10 Introduction to EUROTAST: Dr. Hannes Schroeder 09:10-10:30 Session 1 Winston Phulgence (University of York) The Past in Service of the Future: Remembering Slavery and the…

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APRIL 2015: PNAS Publication of Genome-wide ancestry of 17th-century enslaved Africans from the Caribbean

Genome-wide ancestry of 17th-century enslaved Africans from the Caribbean Hannes Schroeder, María C. Ávila-Arcos, Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, G. David Poznik, Marcela Sandoval-Velasco, Meredith L. Carpenter, José Víctor Moreno-Mayar, Martin Sikora, Philip L. F. Johnson, Morten Erik Allentoft, José Alfredo Samaniego, Jay B. Haviser, Michael W. Dee, Thomas W. Stafford, Jr., Antonio Salas, Ludovic Orlando, Eske Willerslev,…

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MARCH 2015: planarPart: an efficient and robust approach for genetically-based geographic assignment

The EUROTAST fellows will be presenting the findings of their research at the upcoming Genetics/Heritage conference, 23-25 April at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. To attend the conference, visit the Genetics/Heritage website. Title: planarPart: an efficient and robust approach for genetically-based geographic assignment Author: Hákon Jónsson Abstract: The geographic separation between populations explains a significant proportion of the…

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MARCH 2015: Where did they come from? Using ancient DNA genome wide data to trace the ancestral origins of the freed slaves of Saint Helena

The EUROTAST fellows will be presenting the findings of their research at the upcoming Genetics/Heritage conference, 23-25 April at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. Deadline for registration to attend the conference is March 30th. To attend the conference, visit the Genetics/Heritage website. Title: Where did they come from? Using ancient DNA genome wide data to trace the ancestral…

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MARCH 2015: A Molecular Perspective on Disease in the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The EUROTAST fellows will be presenting the findings of their research at the upcoming Genetics/Heritage conference, 23-25 April at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. Deadline for registration to attend the conference is March 30th. To attend the conference, visit the Genetics/Heritage website. Title: A molecular perspective on disease in the transatlantic slave trade Authors: Jessica Hendy, Matthew…

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MARCH 2015: A ‘New Guinea’ in the Americas: Enslaved Africans in the Eighteenth-Century Salvador, Brazil

The EUROTAST fellows will be presenting the findings of their research at the upcoming Genetics/Heritage conference, 23-25 April at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. Deadline for registration to attend the conference is March 30th. To attend the conference, visit the Genetics/Heritage website.   Title: A ‘New Guinea’ in the Americas: Enslaved Africans in the Eighteenth-Century Salvador, Brazil…

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MARCH 2015: Genetic Legacy of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: Anthropological and Clinical Contexts

The EUROTAST fellows will be presenting the findings of their research at the upcoming Genetics/Heritage conference, 23-25 April at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. Deadline for submission has been extended to March 15. To submit a paper or to attend the conference, visit the Genetics/Heritage website.  Title: Genetic Legacy of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: Anthropological and Clinical Contexts…

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MARCH 2015: The Past in Service of the Future: Remembering Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade for Nation Building and Identity Creation in Africa and the African Diaspora

The EUROTAST fellows will be presenting the findings of their research at the upcoming Genetics/Heritage conference, 23-25 April at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. Deadline for submission has been extended to March 15. To submit a paper or to attend the conference, visit the Genetics/Heritage website. Title: The Past in Service of the Future: Remembering Slavery and…

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FEBRUARY 2015: Computational Reconstruction of Hans Jonatan’s Genome

The EUROTAST fellows will be presenting the findings of their research at the upcomingGenetics/Heritage conference, 23-25 April at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. Deadline for submission has been extended to March 15. To submit a paper or to attend the conference, visit the Genetics/Heritage website. Title: Computational Reconstruction of Hans Jonatan’s Genome Authors:  Anuradha Jagadeesan and…

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