Enslaved Life Histories Summer 2022

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Enslaved Life Histories Summer 2022

June 27 @ 08:00 - July 8 @ 17:00

We offer 5 lab internships for students (from a Portuguese university) in the fields of anthropology, archaeology or (bio)chemistry at the bachelor, masters or PhD level to assist sampling human remains of enslaved Africans from Lagos (Portugal) for life history reconstruction via multiple stable isotope analysis in teeth (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur and strontium). This internship takes place full time together with Sofia Wasterlain, Maria Teresa Ferreira and Vicky M. Oelze at the University of Coimbra between June 27th and July 8th 2022 with a compensation of 475€/week (plus free accommodation, travel and meals).

3 of the selected students will additionally be offered a lab internship and hands-on training in sample preparation for isotope analysis at the University of California in Santa Cruz between August 22nd and September 9th 2022 with a compensation of 475€/week (plus free accommodation, international travel and meals).
Students interested in participating in this collaborative project funded by the National Geographic Society can apply in English language via email (applicationsLifeHistory@gmail.com) with a Curriculum Vitae and a short personal letter of motivation (1 page).

Deadline for applications is May 31st 2022. More information can be found at:

Enslaved Life Histories Summer 2022


June 27 @ 08:00
July 8 @ 17:00
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Centre for Functional Ecology
Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology
CIAS — Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde, Universidade de Coimbra
University of Coimbra


University of Coimbra
Paço das Escolas
Coimbra, 3004-531 Portugal
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