The 20th and 21st July see the conclusion of a fantastic ESRC funded seminar series looking at the interaction of forensic genetics and social science

The 20th and 21st July see the conclusion of a fantastic ESRC funded seminar series looking at the interaction of forensic genetics and social science. This final seminar will explore the ways in which nation-building projects intersect with forensic technologies and security scenarios across boundaries. Eight international speakers from a range of backgrounds will explore how notions of nations are enacted or obscured by different social actors and their engagement with DNA technologies while constituting forensic databases, policing borders or fighting terrorism.

Agenda

Day 1 – Nation Building, DNA, Conflict and Disappearances

12:00-13:00 Arrival & lunch

13:00-13:15 Welcome (Matthias Wienroth)

13:15-13:30 Introduction to the topic of the day (Ernesto Schwartz-Marin)

13:30-15:00 Session 1

Noa Vaisman (Anthropology, Aarhus University)

Nayanika Mookherjee (Anthropology, Durham University)

Discussion

15:00-15:30 Refreshments

15:30-17:00 Session 2

Gabriel Gatti (Sociology, University of the Basque Country)

Elisabeth Anstett (Anthropology, University of Paris 13)

Alan Gabriel Robinson Cañedo (Forensic Anthropology, tbc)

Discussion

17:00-17:15 Summary & close (Arely Cruz Santiago)

Day 2 – Genetics, Race and Nation Building

09:30-10:00 Arrival

10:00-10:15 Introduction to the topic of the day (Ernesto Schwartz-Marin)

10:15-11:45 Session 1

Sarah Abel (Anthropology, University of Iceland)

Amy Hinterberger (Sociology, University of Warwick)

Discussion

11:45-12:15 Refreshments

12:15-13:45 Session 2

Yulia Egorova (Anthropology, Durham University)

Kathryn Smith (Art & Design, Liverpool John Moores University)

Discussion

13:45-14:15 Summary (Ernesto Schwartz-Marin)

14:15-14:30 Close of seminar/End of series (Matthias Wienroth)

14:30-15:30 Lunch

There will be plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking over the two days. To view presentations and discussion outcomes from previous seminars visit.

 

Attendance at the seminar is free of charge but registration is required. To secure your place email Matthias Weinroth (matthias.wienroth@newcastle.ac.uk).

 

KTN has supported this seminar series and presented at the second seminar in the series, talking about the Phenotyping report produced in 2015.

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