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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: Postdoc Temi Odumosu gives slavery images seminar for UNESCO Associated Teachers Network in Copenhagen

Sept 2013: Postdoc Temi Odumosu gives slavery images seminar for UNESCO Associated Teachers Network in Copenhagen

The Danish UNESCO Associated Teachers Network meets annually in Copenhagen to expand their teaching practices and explore new perspectives and resources on the history and legacies of the transatlantic slave trade. Coordinated by Danish history teacher Peder Wiben, the network comprises of school teachers in a number of subject disciplines from schools teaching this history…

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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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August 2013: Postdoc Temi Odumosu lecture for International Slavery Remembrance Day at National Maritime Museum London

August 2013: Postdoc Temi Odumosu lecture for International Slavery Remembrance Day at National Maritime Museum London

On the 23rd August 2013, several of the UK’s museums observed the UNESCO International Slavery Remembrance Day, which marks the anniversary of the first successful slave uprising in the western hemisphere, on 23 August in Haiti in 1791. This year the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London, compiled a programme of public events that included talks…

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July 2013: EUROTAST Job opportunity for experienced researcher at University of York (Deadline: 19th August 2013)

Marie Curie Experienced Researcher (ER2) – Dissemination & Outreach Department: Archaeology Based at: University of York – King’s Manor, York city centre Hours of work: Full-time Contract status: Fixed term – FULL JOB DETAIL DOWNLOADABLE HERE Application Deadline: 19th August 2013 EUROTAST is looking for an Experienced Researcher (ER) with a focus on public engagement,…

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May 2013: Network discusses race and representation in Paris and visits Nantes memorial

May 2013: Network discusses race and representation in Paris and visits Nantes memorial

EUROTAST went to Paris for its third network training initiative the intersections between science, concepts of race and the representation of slavery and its legacies. This collaborative event was hosted by the Alliance Française and organized by the Centre International de Recherches sur les Esclavages (CIRESC), in collaboration with the Unité de Recherches “Migrations et Société”…

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May 2013: Copenhagen team lead discussions for teachers slavery inspiration day

May 2013: Copenhagen team lead discussions for teachers slavery inspiration day

On 2 May 2013, the Natural History Museum in Copenhagen hosted an inspiration day for Danish teachers on slavery called “Slavery and the Slave Trade: An Interdisciplinary perspective” (SEE PDF). The day was aimed at educators across the curriculum subject range – both in primary and high school school – and included presentations with historical, natural history,…

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Feb 2013: Archaeology of Slavery Symposium in St Maarten

Feb 2013: Archaeology of Slavery Symposium in St Maarten

8th – 9th February / St. Maarten, Dutch Caribbean EUROTAST joined forces with the Sint Maarten Archaeological Center (SIMARC) in cooperation with Leiden University to host a 2-day symposium at the University of St. Martin in Philipsburg, entitled The Archaeology of Slavery: Reclaiming African identity from Africa to the Americas. The event was formally opened by…

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Feb 2013: PhD fellows excavate slavery site on St. Eustatius

Feb 2013: PhD fellows excavate slavery site on St. Eustatius

1st – 7th February / St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean Over the last couple of weeks, the EUROTAST network has been exploring the archaeology of slavery in the Dutch Caribbean. From the 1-7 February 2013, all PhD fellows received hands-on fieldwork training by participating in an ongoing excavation of an enslaved African village site associated with…

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Nov 2012: Network fellows meet in Porto for research and communication workshops

Nov 2012: Network fellows meet in Porto for research and communication workshops

The historic city of Porto in Portugal was the location for the latest EUROTAST meeting. Hosted by our research partner at the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology at the University of Porto (IPATIMUP), this critical skills workshop provided fellows with an opportunity to present and discuss their work with one another, whilst developing communications skills to…

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