The African Diaspora: Integrating Culture, Genomics and History

Reposted from NIH, SNMNH, NARA Feb 5, 2019

The African Diaspora

September 12, 2013

Baird Auditorium
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
10th Street and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20560

The National Human Genome Research Institute, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the National Museum of Natural History held a full-day symposium that brought together scholars, scientists and practitioners from various disciplines who are exploring the African Diaspora throughout historical, cultural and genomic lenses with the purpose of understanding a person’s ancestry and how that impacts individual health and collective identity.

The symposium’s objectives were to foster interdisciplinary dialog on what we can learn about:

  • Ancestral history from genomic information and historical records.
  • Ethnic identity and cultural diversity from historical and genomic information.
  • The arts and culture from ancestral information.
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 Video Playlist

1Welcome and Introductions VideoKirk Johnson, Ph.D.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.

Lonnie G. Bunch III
Smithsonian National Museum of African American

Vence Bonham, Jr., J.D.
2Setting the Stage for Understanding Ancestry of African Americans (Panel) VideoModerator: Corey Dade
The Root

Panelists:Sarah Tiskoff, Ph.D., University of PennsylvaniaLinda Heywood, Ph.D., Boston UniversityMichael Blakey, Ph.D., College of William and Mary
3Genealogical Methods: Using Historical Records (Introduction) VideoWilliam Pretzer, Ph.D.
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
4Library of Congress African American Collections VideoAhmed Johnson
Library of Congress
5African American Genealogical Research at the National Archives VideoDamani Davis
National Archives and Records Administration
6Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture VideoSteven Fullwood
Shomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
7Using DNA to Explore Ancestry (Introduction) VideoMark Shriver, Ph.D.
Penn State University
8Synthesizing Genetic and Genealogical Data to Elucidate African American Ancestry VideoJake Byrnes, Ph.D.
9Inference of Ancestry of African Americans from Autosomal DNA VideoJoanna Mountain, Ph.D.
10Using DNA to Explore African Ancestry VideoRick Kittles, Ph.D.
University of Illinois
11Using DNA to Explore African Ancestry (Panel) VideoPanelists:Rick Kittles, Ph.D., University of IllinoisJoanna Mountain, Ph.D., 23andMeJake Byrnes, Ph.D., Ancestry.comMark Shriver, Ph.D., Penn State University
12Identity and Genetics (Introduction) VideoYolanda Moses, Ph.D.
University of California, Riverside
13The Social Life of DNA VideoAlondra Nelson, Ph.D.
Columbia University
14Consuming Genetic Ancestry VideoSandra Soo-Jin Lee, Ph.D.
Stanford University
15Ancestry and Health (Introduction) VideoCharles Rotimi, Ph.D.
16Medical Importance of Ancestry Training VideoEsteban Gonzales Burchard, M.D., M.P.H.
University of California, San Francisco
17The Confounding of Ancestry and Health VideoAravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
18Population Genetics in the Personal Genome Era VideoCarlos Bustamante, Ph.D.
Stanford University
19Ancestry and Health (Panel) VideoPanelists:Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D., Stanford UniversityAravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins UniversityEsteban Gonzales Burchard, Ph.D., University of California, San FranciscoCharles Rotimi, Ph.D., NHGRI
20Arts, Ancestry and Culture (Introduction) VideoJohnetta Cole, Ph.D.
National Museum of African Art
Smithsonian Institution
21Arts, Ancestry and Culture VideoCheryl Finley, Ph.D.
Cornell University
22Arts, Ancestry and Culture VideoCarla Williams, M.F.A.
Rochester Institute of Technology
23American Cypher Project VideoMendi Obadike, Ph.D.
Pratt Institute

Keith Obadike, M.F.A.
William Patterson College
24Report of the American Society of Human Genetics Ancestry (Introduction) VideoVence Bonham, Jr., J.D.
25Report from the ASHG Roundtable on Genetic Ancestry Inference VideoMalia Fullerton, Ph.D.
University of Washington
26Report from the ASHG Roundtable on Genetic Ancestry Inference VideoCharmanine Royal, Ph.D.
Duke University
27Report from the ASHG Roundtable on Genetic Ancestry Inference (Panel) VideoModerator: Malia Fullerton, Ph.D.
University of Washington

Panelists:Charmaine Royal, Ph.D., Duke UniversityMichael Bamshad, M.D., University of Washington

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