AO: This is a fascinating exchange between an associate professor at the University of Cape Town and Gabrielle Hecht and faculty peers at the University of Michigan. Hecht et al. appear quite taken aback by the polemic critique of van Sittert. I am most interested in the points of debate regarding the ethical imperative to archive and protect research historical sources and van Sittert's implicit call for greater data / source sharing between researchers.
Anonymous, "Sittert, Lance van. 2013. “Gabrielle Hecht. Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade.” The American Historical Review 118 (5): 1481–83. ", contributed by Angela Okune, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 7 August 2018, accessed 1 July 2022. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/sittert-lance-van-2013-“gabrielle-hecht-being-nuclear-africans-and-global-uranium-trade”