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A European Initial Training Network on the History, Archaeology, and New Genetics of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Objective

The principal aim of this ITN is to examine the history of the transatlantic slave trade and its legacies from a variety of different angles. The idea is to hire thirteen Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and two Experienced Researchers (ERs) across Europe and a wide range of disciplines, including history, archaeology, sociology, heritage studies and genetics, to investigate various aspects of the slave trade and its legacies today. By bringing in experts 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. Furthermore, we believe that this setup presents a unique opportunity to deliver a training package that will encourage interdisciplinary thinking and help us to bridge the gap between what C.P. Snow called the “two cultures” of modern society - the sciences and the humanities.2 Working together on a common theme, a team of historians, archaeologists, sociologists and ge- neticists will examine various aspects of the slave trade that will increase our understanding of this horrific period in our history and, thus, help us to come to terms with it. Last but not least, we aim to disseminate the results of our various projects as widely as possible and we believe that the unique combination of history and science will en- able us to reach a much broader spectrum of the general public than hitherto possible.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 073 484
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)

Participants (9)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 275 595
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gilles Sentise (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
EU contribution
€ 275 595
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carole Matthia (Ms.)
ISLENSK ERFDAGREINING EHF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 291 066
Address
Sturlugotu 8
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bjorgvin Richardsson (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 333
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cees Pafort (Dr.)
IPATIMUP - INSTITUTO DE PATOLOGIA E IMUNOLOGIA MOLECULAR DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO PCUP
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 231 391
Address
Rua Julio Amaral De Carvalho 45
4200 135 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Sofia Santos Silva (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 249 703
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Cacheiro Martinez (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 543 900
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jackie Bishop (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF HULL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 282 699
Address
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX Hull
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Galbraith (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 815 298
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Hudson (Mr.)