Being Seen, Being Heard: Instruments of Ownership in Archaeology and Digital Heritage


Global and local power asymmetries deriving from traditional colonial frameworks undergird disciplinary silos and blind spots that distance Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities from their heritage, silencing their voices and perspectives effectively prohibiting them from narrating their own histories. Digitization of heritage typically reinforces these asymmetries as Temi Odumosu, art historian and curator, remarks in the quote above. This special issue creates intellectual space to begin to examine these issues in archaeology and digital heritage.

In Archaeologies