Posts Tagged "EUROTAST"

EAA/SAA Keynote: Hannes Schroeder on EUROTAST

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 Abstract: The study of the…

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MAY 2015: Sarah Abel and Myriam Cottias Interviewed on French National Radio

EUROTAST members Sarah Abel and Myriam Cottias were interviewed regarding their research on French National Radio. Hear this interview in French at the following link: http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-la-fabrique-de-l-histoire-esclavage-24-2015-05-19

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EUROTAST VIDEO: Ryan Espersen

EUROTAST fellow Ryan Espersen is conducting his PhD in Archaeology at the University of Leiden under the supervision of Dr. Jay Haviser and Prof. Corinne Hofman. His research is on the historical archaeology of the Caribbean islands of Saba and St. Eustatius and his interest how notions of ‘race’ developed in the northern Dutch Caribbean. In this video…

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FEBRUARY 2015: Reconciling “Racial” Identities, Family History and Genomic “Ancestry” in Two Post-slavery Societies

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: Reconciling “Racial” Identities, Family History and Genomic “Ancestry” in Two…

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Fatimah Jackson on Big Picture Science

Professor Fatimah Jackson was interviewed on Big Picture Science about research performed as part of EUROTAST. As she says: Healing comes about through knowledge. So, the knowledge can be the basis for healing this trauma, and it’s really an ongoing trauma, of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. To listen to the podcast go to The Big Picture Science Blog:…

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JANUARY 2015: Digging for DNA on Medium.com

Digging for DNA: Archaeology, Genetics & the Transatlantic Slave Trade is an article posted on Medium.com about EUROTAST and the impact of genetics on archaeological and historical research. Here is the first paragraph: Marcela Sandoval gave me a wry grin, then covered her face with a mask. Next, a covering for her hair, goggles, booties…

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DECEMBER 2014: Three New Research Papers by EUROTAST

First, Petr Triska and his advisor, Luisa Pereira, authored an article in Nature’s Scientific Reports on the differences in selection signatures between human populations. By investigating the diversity in 104 nuclear-coded mitochondrial proteins from a worldwide sample of 1,092 individuals, the study showed a significantly lower amount of pathogenic mutations in Europeans when compared with…

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Reminder: Deadline for Genetics/Heritage Conference

Reminder: Submissions for the Genetics/Heritage Conference are due 1 December. Genetics/heritage is an international conference that brings together perspectives from population genetics, archaeology, anthropology, and history to better understand the contemporary legacies of the transatlantic slave trade. This three day conference will highlight the results from EUROTAST, a Marie Curie Initial Training Network of science…

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OCTOBER 2014: Jessica Hendy and Winston Phulgence on BBC Radio York

Winston Phulgence and Jessica Hendy appeared on BBC York with Elly Fiorentini to talk about their EUROTAST research. Listen to their segment above, or the whole show on the BBC website. They chatted with Elly about the importance of educating students in Europe, Africa, North America, and the Caribbean about the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and…

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JUNE 2014: Cesar Fortes Lima at IPATIMUP

EUROTAST research fellow Cesar Fortes-Lima  just completed a month-long position as a Visiting Researcher at IPATIMUP, the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology at the University of Porto, Portugal. He worked with Luisa Pereira’s group to reconstruct complete mitochondrial DNA genomes from Africa. From this training he learned how to estimate genetic variation and geographic discrimination of mtDNA.  

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