2 0 2 2 A I M A C O N F E R E N C E : D E C O L O N I S I N G M A R I T I M E A R C H A E O L O G Y, HERITAGE AND MUSEUMS IN AUSTRALASIA – TAASA Review December 2022
Natali Pearson H ow can maritime archaeology, museums and heritage be more inclusive? What might it look like to decolonise these disciplines and institutions and the settlercolonial histories that underpin them? And what can be done to elevate new voices and perspectives in their place? (L to R) Reuniting Cargoes project members: Zainab Tahir, Nia Naelul Hasanah Ridwan and Martin Polkinghorne at the Southeast Asian Ceramics Archaeology Laboratory, Flinders University.
Photo: Natali Pearson In September 2022, over 100 delegates attended the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA) conference at Flinders University in Adelaide and online to consider these questions.
In keeping with the decolonising theme, organisers elected to proceed despite the declared National Day of Mourning on 22 September. To ensure inclusiveness, conference organisers required all panels be co-convened with preference given to early career researchers, representation across genders and scholars from outside Australia...