The field of media history in Australia is in an embryonic stage. Although there have been significant historical studies in recent years of aspects of the diverse and rapidly changing Australian media landscape, the field is considerably less developed than it is overseas. There is a pressing need for scholars of the Australian media to engage in interdisciplinary and conceptual exchanges, both nationally and internationally, and to consider connections between media genres, outlets and audiences. The media history node of the Cultural Research Network aims to alert scholars to current work in the field; identify and cultivate new projects; and further conceptual understandings of the histories of Australian advertising, newspapers, magazines, radio, television, publishing, film, games and the Internet.
Obsolescence: Media history, policy and aesthetics (with Cultural Technologies Node)