Next week CitiGen PI Hannes Schroeder will present at the Wenner-Gren Symposium ‘Atlantic Slavery and the Making of the Modern World’, held in Sintra, Portugal.

Hannes will be presenting a joint paper written with Sarah Abel, entitled ‘Essential origins: the role of genetics in constructing historic and contemporary identities’. The paper will discuss the use of genetics as a tool for estimating ‘ethnic’ origins, and the ramifications of these approaches for shedding new light on histories of transatlantic slavery.

The symposium is closed to the public, but more information about the participants and topics under discussion can be found here.