APRIL 2015: Genetics/Heritage – Day One

Day one of the interdisciplinary EUROTAST conference, where the fellows presented their research and senior colleagues responded to and discussed this research. Here is the program:

08:30-09:00 Morning coffee
09:00-09:10 Introduction to EUROTAST: Dr. Hannes Schroeder
09:10-10:30 Session 1

Winston Phulgence (University of York) 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

Sarah Abel (Centre International des Recherches sur les Esclavages) Reconciling “racial” identities, family history and genomic “ancestry” in two post-slavery societies

Carlos da Silva (University of Hull) A ‘New Guinea’ in the Americas: Enslaved Africans in the Eighteenth-Century Salvador, Brazil

Ryan Espersen (University of Leiden) Social and Material Dialectics of Class, Race, and Gender in pre-Emancipation Saba, Dutch Caribbean

10:30-11:00 Discussion
11:00-11:20 Coffee break
11:20-12:40 Session 2

Erna Johannesdottir, Kate Robson-Brown (University of Bristol) Resilient selfhood: Dental modification in liberated African captives buried on the island of St. Helena

Judy Watson, Andrew Pearson, Geoff Nowell, Alex Bentley, Alistair
Pike, and Kate Robson Brown (University of Bristol) A strontium isotopic perspective on the origins of human trafficking victims from nineteenth-century Africa

Jessica Hendy, Matthew Collins (University of York) A molecular perspective on disease in the transatlantic slave trade

Marcela Sandoval-Velasco, Maria Avila-Arcos, Andrew Pearson, Kate Robson-Brown, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Hannes Schroeder. (University of Copenhagen) Where did they come from? Using ancient DNA genome wide data to trace the ancestral origins of the freed slaves of Saint Helena

12:40-13:10 Discussion
13:10-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:40 Session 3

Hákon Jónsson (University of Copenhagen) planarPart: an efficient and robust approach for genetically-based geographic assignment

Tanja Heinz, Jacobo Pardo-Seco, Jorge Mario Cárdenas, Patricia Taboada-Echalar, Vanesa Álvarez-Iglesias, Alberto Gómez-Carballa, Carla Santos, Federico Martinón-Torres, Antonio Salas (University of Santiago de Compostela) The genomic legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Yungas valley of Bolivia

Cesar Fortes-Lima and Jean-Michel Dugoujon (Université Paul Sabatier) Genetic perspective of biogeographic ancestry in African American descendants from South America

Petr Triska, Pedro Soares, Viktor Cerny, Beatriz Sierra, Maria G. Guzman, Anavaj Sakuntabhai, Luísa Pereira(University of Porto) Genetic Legacy of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: Anthropological and Clinical Contexts

Anuradha Jagadeesan and Agnar Helgason (University of Iceland) Computational reconstruction of Hans Jonatan’s genome

15:40-16:00 Discussion and Q&A

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