Digital Afterlives and the Genealogy Industries

Event Date: 21 May 2018
43 Gordon Sq
Birkbeck School of Arts
Birkbeck University of London
London WC1H 0PD

Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Digital Afterlives and the Genealogy Industries

Should we be archiving our DNA? Join us for a screening of Data Mining the Deceased: Ancestry and the Business of Family (2016) to explore the popularity of genetic testing for ancestral heritage. What kind of pasts are we archiving for families of the future and why? Filmmaker Julia Creet (York University,Toronto) will introduce the film. Afterwards a panel of experts will be in conversation and invite audience discussion.

Speakers: Dr Silke Arnold-de Simine, Professor Julia Creet, Dr Elaine Kasket, Dr Stacey Pitsillides, Carl Oehman 


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