This week, CitiGen researchers led a roundtable discussion at the “DNA and History” conference in Manchester. CitiGen postdocs Pierpaolo Maisano Delser, Stefania Merlo Perring and Sarah Abel each gave a short intervention on the following themes:
- How can we narrate the complex migration stories that are being uncovered by ancient DNA research?
- How far can genomic studies help shed light on urban populations who do not appear in the historical record?
- What is the potential of genetic genealogy to democratise the past?
The conference was organized by Jerome De Groot as part of the Double Helix History project.