EUROTAST project coordinator Hannes Schroeder is delivering a keynote address at the upcoming EAA-SAA Joint Meeting Archaeological Perspectives on Slavery, Trade, and Colonialism in Curaçao, 5-7 November, 2015.
Speaker: Hannes Schroeder
Title: The EUROTAST Project: New Perspectives on the History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Its Legacies Today
The study of the transatlantic slave trade and slavery in the Americas has traditionally been the domain of historians, but in recent years archaeologists, anthropologists, and even geneticists have begun to unearth new data that are contributing to a deeper understanding of this turbid period in human history. In particular, these disciplines are attempting to provide new insights into the collective and individual experiences of enslaved Africans, including their geographic and population origins, their health status, and their social and physical conditions of life. EUROTAST is a European-funded research and training project that was created to support a new generation of researchers from the sciences and the humanities, working together to uncover and interpret new evidence relating to the transatlantic slave trade, and to deepen public understandings of this period in history. In this talk, I will give a brief summary of some of the work that has been conducted by members of the EUROTAST project over the past three years.