25th and 26th (Monday–Tuesday) November, 2013
University of Queensland, Brisbane Qld.
The School of English, Media Studies, and Art History at the University of Queensland invites submissions for papers and panels for the 8th Biennial Australian Media Traditions Conference.
The Australian Media Traditions conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for media workers and scholars (academic and journalistic) to present historically inflected research. These conferences present a wide array of media research characterised by a deep historical perspective. Longstanding areas of interest for the conference include: established and new media, mainstream or corporate media (telecommunications, television, radio, newspapers, magazines, books), informal or personal media, and points of convergence among these. The conference is concerned with the connections among media content, people, practices, and institutions, and their social context. The conference considers Australia a part of the world, and so is interested in media globally.
The theme of this year’s conference is Places, Spaces, Networks, and Intermedia and submissions are especially sought in relation to these categories: Places speaks to the role of geography in media, examining it from the perspective of the city, region, state, or nation; Spaces speaks to the material infrastructure of the media, including studios, equipment, and facilities; Networks speaks to the human infrastructure of the media, their social ties, professional comportments, and career trajectories; and Intermedia speaks to the relations among media, including content adaptations, and structural or strategic continuities.
We invite submissions for individual papers and pre-formulated panels addressed to the above themes, as well as in all areas of historically-informed media, communications, and journalism studies, including:
§ Histories of media industries, institutions, individuals, incidents, audiences, genres - including radio, television, newspapers, magazines, book publishing, music
§ Contemporary media history, such as histories of the internet, gaming, mobile media and user-generated content
§ Politics and media history
§ Journalism, photo-journalism and other media professions and practices
§ Media, communications and cultural policy and regulation
§ Globalisation and communications networks
§ Indigenous media and communications
§ Media and technological change
§ Personal media - photography, diaries, online profiles
§ History, media representation and social memory
§ Documentary and social and natural history
For individual academic papers: please submit an abstract of up to 300 words plus a brief biographical note.
For panels: please submit an outline of up to 600 words including mini abstracts and bios of the three proposed panellists.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, 24 June 2013.
Submissions should be addressed to the Conference Organising Committee, email@example.com. You will be notified about acceptance of papers and panels by 15 July.
Convenors: Tom O’Regan & Jason Jacobs
Conference Administrator: Huw Walmsley-Evans
School of English, Media Studies, and Art History
University of Queensland,
St. Lucia Qld.
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