10th Australian Media Traditions Conference Making Media History Adelaide, 15 -16 February 2018

Extended Call for Papers

The 10th Australian Media Traditions Conference, hosted by the University of South Australia will be held in Adelaide, Thursday 15 - Friday 16 February 2018, with the theme Making Media History.

The conference will focus on questions and issues relating to the production of media history in the emerging digital era.  While the 2018 AMT theme focuses on methodological and historiographical issues, we encourage scholars to submit presentations that address all forms of media history, and to extend or incorporate the concept of ‘making media history’ to other media disseminations.

We invite papers and panels on all aspects of media history methodology, including journalism, public relations, audiences, technology, photography, advertising, and media institutions – press, broadcast, cinema, regulators, libraries and museums.

The conference theme aims to address practical aspects of the production of media history and the development and application of media historical processes, including:

  • the construction/deconstruction of media history in contemporary research
  • tools and techniques used in working with historic media
  • the reporting and communication of media history
  • historiography and media history
  • methodological issues relating to the interdisciplinary nature of media history
  • copyright and legal issues relating to the use of media material in research
  • the development of media history as a field of research in Australia
  • the incorporation of media history into contemporary research and teaching

The organising committee is calling for proposals for papers that critically engage with the conference theme, panel presentations featuring two to five speakers, and workshop proposals for presentations to share practical, applied knowledge. Presentations from postgraduate students, media practitioners and independent researchers are welcome.

PAPERS: Please provide a 250-word outline, and a 100-word biography, for 20-minute papers

PANELS: Proposals for panel presentations of two to five speakers are welcome. Panels are organised discussions around a specified topic chaired by a moderator. Please provide a 250-word outline, and a 100-word biography for each participant.

WORKSHOPS: Proposals are sought for workshops based on the conference theme. This is an opportunity for researchers to present and discuss applied knowledge. Workshop proposals should aim to critically engage with methodological application – what works, how to use specific tools in research and teaching etc and aim to share ideas and information about methodology and historiography. Please provide a 250-word outline, and a 100-word biography.

EXTENDED Deadline for submission of proposals: November 30 2017 
Notification of acceptance of proposals: December 5 2017 
Registrations open: November 15 2017
Earlybird registration deadline: January 15 2018

Dr Collette Snowden: +61 (0) 8 8302 4474 or +61 0414 769 382
All email to AMT2017@unisa.edu.au

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