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EHL Seminar: “HistoGenes: Integrating Genomic, Archaeological, and Historical Perspectives on Eastern Central Europe”

Krishna Veeramah, Stony Brook University; Deven Vyas, Stony Brook University; Yijie Tian, Stony Brook University; István Koncz, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest; Patrick Geary, Institute for Advanced Study

October 5, 2022 · 4:30 pm7:00 pm · 219 Aaron Burr Hall or Zoom

Environmental History Lab

Presentations will take place in Aaron Burr 219 from 4:30-6:30 PM, with a coffee and treats reception preceding the talk from 4-4:30PM in the lobby outside the room. A Q&A session will follow the talk from 6:30-7PM

HistoGenes is an ambitious project funded by the European Research Council to study population movements and community structures in the Carpathian Basin between the fifth and ninth centuries. The project is sequencing ancient DNA from over 100 cemeteries and 6000 individuals and coordinating the genomic data produced with archaeological, isotopic, and historical data in the largest project of its type ever undertaken. During the presentation, Krishna Veeramah and Patrick Geary will present an overview of the genomic and historical framework of the project, and Deven Vyas, Yijie Tian, and István Koncz will present specific examples of how HistoGenes is analyzing specific communities in the region.

Register on the EHL website.

This seminar is organized by The Environmental History Lab (EHL), an interdisciplinary program affiliated with the Program in Medieval Studies and funded by a Humanities Council David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Grant for innovation.

Attendance is possible by Zoom (via registration) or in-person.

In-person attendees are required to wear face masks while in the room.

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