EUROTAST Reporting

JUNE 2014: How Sugar Changed the World

EUROTAST project co-ordinator Hannes Schroeder is speaking at How Sugar Changed the World, a workshop organized by Alex Bentley, Mark Horton and Phil Langton at Bristol University. How Sugar Changed the World The workshop brings together researchers for a discussion of sugar as a food substance that changed the world. Sugar is a key substance…

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April 2014: EUROTAST West Africa Meeting

  5th – 16th April / Legon, Ghana; Gorée Island and Dakar, Senegal  EUROTAST were hosted by the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana and the Laboratoire d’Archéologie, Institute Fondamental d’Afrique Noire (IFAN), Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Sénégal for a training initiative and symposia dedicated to Exploring the Memories and…

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PODCAST: Exploring the History of Archaeology, Genetics and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

EUROTAST Research Fellow Sarah Abel will be discussing her research on genetics and identity and the rise in public access to genetic technologies on Blog Talk Radio with Bernice Bennett. The podcast will air at 21:00 (EST). The podcast will be accessible in full afterwards. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bernicebennett/2014/05/02/exploring-the-history-of-archaeology-genetics-and-the-transatlantic-slave-trade

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Interview Request: EUROTAST Ancestry Study

From EUROTAST PhD fellow, Sara Abel: I am a PhD student in history and sociology, and I am looking to get in contact with people of African descent who have taken a DNA ancestry test, in order to discuss their experiences of genetic testing and the impact it had on their life. The study consists…

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February 2014: EUROTAST and Research on the Material from Saint Helena

February 2014: EUROTAST and Research on the Material from Saint Helena

Curious about how scientific research is conducted? Or how our ideas about ethnic origins, ancient diet, and cultural identity are discussed and interpreted in the lab? Further, how are decisions made that may change our fundamental viewpoints on the past? As the incoming Marie Curie Research Fellow for EUROTAST, I attended a mid-term meeting at…

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February 2014: PhD Fellow Sarah Abel’s Visual Fieldwork in Brazil

EUROTAST PhD Fellow Sarah Abel has successfully completed her fieldwork in Brazil where she studied the national, cultural and political context that influences trends and perceptions of genetic ancestry testing in different post-slavery societies. During her research she conducted extensive photographic documentation of the people she met and places where she was working. These photographs, beyond…

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January 2014: EUROTAST fellow Jessica Hendy wins “Inspiring Minds” research showcase poster competition

January 2014: EUROTAST fellow Jessica Hendy wins “Inspiring Minds” research showcase poster competition

Can you make your research visually appealing and accessible to a non-specialist audience? EUROTAST fellow Jessica Hendy took on this challenge for the University of York’s 50th anniversary campaign. The requirements for the posters included that should be visually appealing with a coherent design sense, provide an appropriate balance of graphics and text, put across…

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Sept 2013: Network midterm in Copenhagen with career training and symposium on transatlantic slavery in Scandinavia

Sept 2013: Network midterm in Copenhagen with career training and symposium on transatlantic slavery in Scandinavia

EUROTAST convened in Copenhagen for its midterm meeting and fourth network training initiative, which was comprised of a four-day career development workshop and symposium on the history and legacies of the transatlantic slave trade in Scandinavia. 1. Career Development workshop The skills training was organised by the EUROTAST coordinating team at the Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural…

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Sept 2013: PhD Fellows present at British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology annual meeting

Sept 2013: PhD Fellows present at British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology annual meeting

EUROTAST fellows, Judy Watson, Erna Johannesdottir, Jessica Hendy and Cesar Fortes-Lima delivered podium and poster presentations at the annual meeting of the British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO) at the University of York on the 13th -15th of September 2013. Cesar Fortes-Lima outlined his research on using modern genetic data to reconstruct the history…

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Sept 2012: EUROTAST Introductory report published for download

Sept 2012: EUROTAST Introductory report published for download

The first EUROTAST introductory report describing the early aims and ambitions of the network, as discussed at its June Kick-Off meeting, is now available for download online. Titled Starting a New Journey: Key themes and early expectations, the report is a sythnthesis of the Kick-Off week activities and symposium presentations, and includes early thoughts and…

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