News, Meetings and Workshops 2021

Below are some of the most important updates about events organised by the consortium. For more frequent news and pictures, please follow us on social media and have a look at our blog!

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  • Prof L'Abbé and several members of the Bakeng se Afrika team published an article in Forensic Sciences on the Pretoria Bone Collection (PBC) and on the portion of the PBC that will be part of the Bakeng se Afrika repository. The open access article is available here.

  • Prof Ericka L'Abbé was invited to give a talk at the Virtual FASE (Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe) Advanced Course in Forensic Anthropology (11-13 November 2021) where she spoke about Bakeng se Afrika as a digital repository of human skeletal remains. See more details here.



  • The Bakeng se Afrika scanning and dissemination teams celebrated #WorldAnatomyDay with awesome videos posted on our social media pages. Click on the images to see the videos!


  • Bakeng se Afrika is proud to announce two bone trauma workshops in November and December 2021 in collaboration with the University of Pretoria and Stellenbosch University! More details here.


  • Bakeng se Afrika Virtual Interim Meeting III organised and hosted by the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University from 08-10 September 2021. In another year marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, the consortium organised an entirely virtual online meeting. Various subjects were discussed: research, progress in scanning, ethics and business plan. Virtual and in person workshops were also organised for students/staffs. More details in the program.​



  • Post-processing scans workshop hosted by Necsa in May 2021 for the Bakeng se Afrika scanning teams of the University of PretoriaSefako Makgatho Health Sciences University and Stellenbosch University.



  • 3D Imaging Workshop organised at the University of Pretoria in March 2021.


  • Prof L'Abbé from the University of Pretoria presented the Bakeng se Afrika project at the 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in February 2021: Bakeng se Afrika and the ethics of digital repositories of human remains (see the Proceedings).

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