The African Diaspora: Integrating Culture, Genomics
Reposted from NIH, SNMNH, NARA Feb 5, 2019
September 12, 2013
National Museum of Natural History
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.
|1||Welcome and Introductions Video||Kirk 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.
|2||Setting the Stage for Understanding Ancestry of African Americans (Panel) Video||Moderator: Corey Dade|
Panelists:Sarah Tiskoff, Ph.D., University of PennsylvaniaLinda Heywood, Ph.D., Boston UniversityMichael Blakey, Ph.D., College of William and Mary
|3||Genealogical Methods: Using Historical Records (Introduction) Video||William Pretzer, Ph.D.|
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
|4||Library of Congress African American Collections Video||Ahmed Johnson|
Library of Congress
|5||African American Genealogical Research at the National Archives Video||Damani Davis|
National Archives and Records Administration
|6||Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Video||Steven Fullwood|
Shomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
|7||Using DNA to Explore Ancestry (Introduction) Video||Mark Shriver, Ph.D.|
Penn State University
|8||Synthesizing Genetic and Genealogical Data to Elucidate African American Ancestry Video||Jake Byrnes, Ph.D.|
|9||Inference of Ancestry of African Americans from Autosomal DNA Video||Joanna Mountain, Ph.D.|
|10||Using DNA to Explore African Ancestry Video||Rick Kittles, Ph.D.|
University of Illinois
|11||Using DNA to Explore African Ancestry (Panel) Video||Panelists:Rick Kittles, Ph.D., University of IllinoisJoanna Mountain, Ph.D., 23andMeJake Byrnes, Ph.D., Ancestry.comMark Shriver, Ph.D., Penn State University|
|12||Identity and Genetics (Introduction) Video||Yolanda Moses, Ph.D.|
University of California, Riverside
|13||The Social Life of DNA Video||Alondra Nelson, Ph.D.|
|14||Consuming Genetic Ancestry Video||Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Ph.D.|
|15||Ancestry and Health (Introduction) Video||Charles Rotimi, Ph.D.|
|16||Medical Importance of Ancestry Training Video||Esteban Gonzales Burchard, M.D., M.P.H.|
University of California, San Francisco
|17||The Confounding of Ancestry and Health Video||Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D.|
Johns Hopkins University
|18||Population Genetics in the Personal Genome Era Video||Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D.|
|19||Ancestry and Health (Panel) Video||Panelists: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|
|20||Arts, Ancestry and Culture (Introduction) Video||Johnetta Cole, Ph.D.|
National Museum of African Art
|21||Arts, Ancestry and Culture Video||Cheryl Finley, Ph.D.|
|22||Arts, Ancestry and Culture Video||Carla Williams, M.F.A.|
Rochester Institute of Technology
|23||American Cypher Project Video||Mendi Obadike, Ph.D.|
Keith Obadike, M.F.A.
William Patterson College
|24||Report of the American Society of Human Genetics Ancestry (Introduction) Video||Vence Bonham, Jr., J.D.|
|25||Report from the ASHG Roundtable on Genetic Ancestry Inference Video||Malia Fullerton, Ph.D.|
University of Washington
|26||Report from the ASHG Roundtable on Genetic Ancestry Inference Video||Charmanine Royal, Ph.D.|
|27||Report from the ASHG Roundtable on Genetic Ancestry Inference (Panel) Video||Moderator: Malia Fullerton, Ph.D.|
University of Washington
Panelists:Charmaine Royal, Ph.D., Duke UniversityMichael Bamshad, M.D., University of Washington
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A Federal Family Tree and Finding Your Way in Federal Records
—Malissa Ruffner, JD, CG, Director, Gen-Fed
Retrieval Workshop: Getting the Pull Slips Right
—Debra A. Hoffman, Assistant Director, Gen-Fed
Using the National Archives Catalog for Genealogical Research
—Suzanne Isaacs and Meredith Doviak, NARA
NARA’s Records, Coast to Coast
—Trevor Plante, NARA
Introduction to Local History and Genealogy, Main Reading Room, Library of Congress (LC) (at LC)
— James Sweany, MSLS
Basic Military Records and Pension Records
—Jonathan Webb Deiss, Military Research Specialist, soldiersource.com
Immigration & Nationality: Beyond the Basic Documents, Part I and Part II
—Marian Smith, Historian, United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS)
Mining Land Entry Records for Family History and Reward for Service: Bounty Land Records
—Angela McGhie, CG, genealogist, lecturer, blogger, and course coordinator of courses at Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR)
Blasting Brick Walls with Legislative Records and Unique Map Holdings of NARA
— Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, genealogist, course coordinator at SLIG and Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)
State Department Correspondence Case Study
—Kenneth W. Heger, PhD, NARA (retired)
Using Federal Records to Explore Native American Ancestry
—Angela Walton-Raji, genealogist, author, founding member of AfriGeneas.com and the Midwest African-American Genealogy Institute (MAGGI)
Overcoming African American Research Challenges with Federal Records
—LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, genealogist, author of A Guide to Researching African American Ancestors in Laurens County, South Carolina, and course coordinator at SLIG (2019)
Court Records: Making a Federal Case Out of It and Spread the Word: More Family in Federal Records
—Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL ,“The Legal Genealogist”
Introduction to the Daughters of the America Revolution (DAR) Library (at DAR)
—Darryn Lickliter, MLIS
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