A new research network is bringing together geneticists, historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists to investigate the history of the transatlantic slave trade, when between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries, 12,5 million Africans were taken from their homelands.
The principal aim of this Initial Training Network (ITN) is to examine the history of the transatlantic slave trade and its legacies from a variety of different angles. Working across disciplines and national boundaries 13 early stage researchers and two experienced researchers will investigate various aspects of the slave trade and its legacies today. By bringing together researchers from these various fields, including some that are not traditionally associated with slave trade research, such as genetics, we hope to contribute new data that will add to our knowledge of how the slave trade operated and how it impacted on the lives of millions of people.
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