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.
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.