Patrick Geary and Krishna Veeramah at UCLA build a cooperation between historians, geneticists and archaeologists. ... [read more]
Spontaneously, Pohl, Geary, Vida and Krause decide to apply for an ERC Synergy Grant together. .... [read more]
November 9 | 2018
HistoGenes proposal submitted under Synergy Grant call of the European Research Council (ERC) for a three-stage selection process
September 10 | 2019
Third stage of project evaluation: Hearing of the four Principal Investigators at the Synergy Grant Panel in Brussels. ... [read more]
October 9 | 2019
The project has been approved! This is the beginning of an intense phase of preparation and negotiation. ... [read more]
February 18 -19 | 2020
The First HistoGenes Plenary Meeting is held in Vienna ... [read more]
May 1 | 2020
The project officially begins. In spite of problems caused by Covid lockdowns, sample collection and bone powder drilling in Hungary is already going at full speed. ... [read more]
The first c. 200 bone powder samples sent from Hungary to the lab at MPI Jena for analysis. Two more batches follow in autumn 2020.
The first c. 100 samples from Austria (from the Avar-period cemetery at Leobersdorf) are sent to the Jena lab.