Australian Media History Database

Project Convenor: Dr Bridget Griffen-Foley

This is a database of researchers investigating Australian media history.

The database grew out of a large ARC-funded history of television project conducted by Professor Liz Jacka and Associate Professor Paula Hamilton at the University of Technology, Sydney. It was inspired by www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/BBC-history.html which includes over a hundred researchers. The pilot Australian database was demonstrated at the first History of Australian Television Conference held at UTS in 2005. In early 2006 the database was extended to include other media and launched online.

The Australian Media History Database aspires to list all research into Australian media history by established academics, early career researchers, research higher degree students, and independent scholars. It is designed to be a central tool of Australian media history research.

The database aims to:

Categories of research include advertising, film, games, magazines, music, press, publishing, radio and television. Free to use, the database is searchable by keyword, researcher, project and institution. By February 2007 56 researchers had entered project details into the database. The ARC Cultural Research Network aims to significantly increase the number of entries, and promote the database internationally, in 2007.

To access, or enter your details into, the database, go to:

http://www.amhd.org.au