Last updated: May 29, 2014
The African Diaspora: Integrating Culture, Genomics and History
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||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)||Moderator: Corey Dade |
|3||Genealogical Methods: Using Historical Records (Introduction)||William Pretzer, Ph.D. |
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
|4||Library of Congress African American Collections||Ahmed Johnson |
Library of Congress
|5||African American Genealogical Research at the National Archives||Damani Davis |
National Archives and Records Administration
|6||Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture||Steven Fullwood |
Shomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
|7||Using DNA to Explore Ancestry (Introduction)||Mark Shriver, Ph.D. |
Penn State University
|8||Synthesizing Genetic and Genealogical Data to Elucidate African American Ancestry||Jake Byrnes, Ph.D. |
|9||Inference of Ancestry of African Americans from Autosomal DNA||Joanna Mountain, Ph.D. |
|10||Using DNA to Explore African Ancestry||Rick Kittles, Ph.D. |
University of Illinois
|11||Using DNA to Explore African Ancestry (Panel)||Panelists: |
|12||Identity and Genetics (Introduction)||Yolanda Moses, Ph.D. |
University of California, Riverside
|13||The Social Life of DNA||Alondra Nelson, Ph.D. |
|14||Consuming Genetic Ancestry||Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Ph.D. |
|15||Ancestry and Health (Introduction)||Charles Rotimi, Ph.D. |
|16||Medical Importance of Ancestry Training||Esteban Gonzales Burchard, M.D., M.P.H. |
University of California, San Francisco
|17||The Confounding of Ancestry and Health||Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D. |
Johns Hopkins University
|18||Population Genetics in the Personal Genome Era||Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D. |
|19||Ancestry and Health (Panel)||Panelists: |
|20||Arts, Ancestry and Culture (Introduction)||Johnetta Cole, Ph.D. |
National Museum of African Art
|21||Arts, Ancestry and Culture||Cheryl Finley, Ph.D. |
|22||Arts, Ancestry and Culture||Carla Williams, M.F.A. |
Rochester Institute of Technology
|23||American Cypher Project||Mendi Obadike, Ph.D. |
Keith Obadike, M.F.A.
William Patterson College
|24||Report of the American Society of Human Genetics Ancestry (Introduction)||Vence Bonham, Jr., J.D. |
|25||Report from the ASHG Roundtable on Genetic Ancestry Inference||Malia Fullerton, Ph.D. |
University of Washington
|26||Report from the ASHG Roundtable on Genetic Ancestry Inference||Charmanine Royal, Ph.D. |
|27||Report from the ASHG Roundtable on Genetic Ancestry Inference (Panel)||Moderator: Malia Fullerton, Ph.D. |
University of Washington