This week’s blog – compiled by CitiGen post-docs Pierpaolo Maisano Delser, Bart Lambert, and Sarah Abel – turns to one of the UK’s most widely publicised DNA testing cases in recent years: the genetic study of the remains of Richard III, excavated from a city council car park in Leicester in 2012. Continue reading
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”.