The Digital Derangement of Archives

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Jeremy Huggett, senior lecturer in archaeology at the University of Glasgow, writes about the implications of digital archives:

"... the digital archive, as representing our collective endeavours as archaeologists, is a ‘living’ dynamic structure which changes its nature as the content is recontextualised by this digital environment even if the original source remains intact (Dekker 2017, 16). Yet we retain a traditional perspective of an archive as an unchanging, stable, permanent, structure while embracing the new flexibility and accessibility they offer."

Source: Introspective Digital Archaeology, December 12, 2019,