Announcing the details of the AIMA 2022 Conference

Decolonising Maritime Archaeology, Heritage and Museums in Australasia

The 2022 AIMA Conference will address inclusiveness in our field and the decolonising of our discipline. It will provide an opportunity to engage into dialogue around the meaning, approaches and lessons for ‘decolonising’ maritime archaeology, maritime museums, and underwater cultural heritage. This Conference will bring together attendees from all over the world to enable voices and perspectives that are not usually heard. In particular, it will consider the ways that colonial privilege and access affected how we approach our discipline and how we can move forward. It will also be a platform for the exchange and dissemination of information about maritime archaeological projects from the greater Australasian region.

This year is also an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the growth of our discipline. 2022 marks 40 years of AIMA as an organisation and contributor to Australasian maritime archaeology. In addition, 2022 is the 20-year anniversary of the Maritime Archaeology Program at Flinders University. Both of these institutions have trained, supported and engaged with members and alumni from countries all over the world. They have also helped our discipline to learn and adapt with improved ethical standards, technical advancements and innovative approaches.

This year's conference will be held in the heart of Adelaide at Flinders in the City, 182 Victoria Square Adelaide from the 21 - 23 September 2022.