Posts Tagged "slavery"

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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FEBRUARY 2015: A Strontium Isotopic Perspective on the Origins of Human Trafficking Victims from Nineteenth-century Africa

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: A strontium isotopic perspective on the origins of human trafficking victims…

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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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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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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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