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Australian Media Traditions Conference

13th Australian Media Traditions Conference: Beyond Boundaries
UniSQ Toowoomba | 20 - 22 September 2023

Many media move beyond boundaries, whether national or international. Media has been a driving force of globalisation. Print may be distributed widely, cable services connect nations, broadcasts do not stop at borders, and the Internet connects world-wide.

Boundaries can include nation state borders, cultural, political, legal, regulatory, personal, social and temporal boundaries, and boundaries between media platforms themselves.

 
"the concept of boundaries has been used in numerous disciplines to refer to the physical, temporal, emotional, cognitive and/or relational limits that define entities as separate from one another"
Ashforth, B. E., Kreiner, G. E., & Fugate, M.
All in a day’s work: Boundaries and micro role transitions; Academy of Management Review (2000)

Location

Hosted by the School of Humanities and Communication and supported by the Centre for Heritage and Culture (CHC), the 13th Australian Media Traditions (AMT) conference will be held in-person at the Toowoomba campus of the University of Southern Queensland from Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 September 2023. 

Overview

The conference theme is media 'beyond boundaries'.

Many media move beyond boundaries, whether national or international. Media has been a driving force of globalisation. Print may be distributed widely, cable services connect nations, broadcasts do not stop at borders, and the Internet connects world-wide.  

As Ashforth, Kreiner, and Fugate remarked in 2000, “the concept of boundaries has been used in numerous disciplines to refer to the physical, temporal, emotional, cognitive and/or relational limits that define entities as separate from one another”.  

Boundaries can therefore include nation state borders, cultural, political, legal, regulatory, personal, social and temporal boundaries, and boundaries between media platforms themselves.  

Australian Media Traditions 2023 invites scholars to share research perspectives on media’s historical movements beyond boundaries, both within Australia and internationally. 

Conference to cover areas including media institutions (newspaper, magazine, radio, television, and cinema), advertising, audiences, book publishing, digital gaming, journalism, libraries, media preservation and archiving, policy and regulation, publishers and printers, convergence and technological developments. Although offers connected to the theme of “beyond boundaries” are encouraged, all proposals for papers and panels will be considered.

 
Call for Papers
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To be advised. 

The main airport is the Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport (WTB), formerly known as Brisbane West Wellcamp, which is situated approximately 25 minutes via car to the Toowoomba CBD.

You may also choose to fly into Brisbane which is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes drive to Toowoomba. You can travel from Brisbane to Toowoomba via car, bus, or services such as The Airport Flyer

Learn more about UniSQ Toowoomba, including our available parking options and to view our campus map. 

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September is Carnival of Flowers month in Toowoomba and peak tourist season. Accommodation is often booked out during this period. Please book your accommodation as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Local accommodation options

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Conference Convener 
Email: Andrew.Mason@usq.edu.au