On the 4th of September CitiGen PI Hannes Schroeder presented at a Lorentz Center workshop in Leiden, the Netherlands, entitled “Diaspora, Migration and the Sciences: A New Integrated Perspective“. The workshop was organized by Harry Oster, Tracy Prowse, and Leonard Rutgers and brought together scientists from the natural sciences and the humanities to discuss new approaches to the study of migration, past and present.
CitiGen is an international research project that aims to study how modern and ancient genomic data are being used to shape public understandings of the past.
Headquartered at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, CitiGen involves academic partners from Iceland, Ireland, and the UK, as well as non-academic partners from the fields of genetic ancestry testing, family tree research, and public engagement with science.
The project is funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) Joint Research Programme “Uses of the Past”.