Archival Community

Place is Bigger than Metadata: Country as Record

Country = Record. Any landscape represents an archive of the interaction between humans and that environment. This interaction is bi-directional; just as humans influence the environment, the environment influences humans and studying the environment (through whatever method), can help us to understand this interaction. Within this blogpost I consider the nature of archaeology as a… Read More Place is Bigger than Metadata: Country as Record

Archival Community, Indigenous Australia, Research

Place is Bigger than Metadata: Maps as Colonial Tools

What maps and place names are not: Passive Neutral, or Accurate Instead, maps and place names are both the legacy and the tool of continuing colonisation.  Consider this; each time that someone looks at a map of Australia and sees Wurrundjeri country being described as ‘Melbourne’, has the space once again been colonised? An understanding… Read More Place is Bigger than Metadata: Maps as Colonial Tools