Centre for Media History

Centre for Media History

The Centre for Media History at Macquarie University is Australia's only centre dedicated to conducting and fostering research on the history of the media, and history in the media. It works with industry to uncover and investigate the history of the rapidly changing media and communications landscape. Its members include leading film and other documentary makers who create innovative historical works and engage in practice-led research. The CMH hosts major events, from conferences to public lectures, along with intimate workshops and masterclasses. It provides world-class databases and other electronic resources designed to preserve and make available our media heritage, and works closely with equivalent centres throughout the world. Read more about us

See the August 2017 Newsletter for the all latest developments and news

  • News

    • Dr Tom Roberts' book on Sir Keith Murdoch wins the 2017 National Biography Award.
    • View the Sky News A-PAC recording of the 2017 Brian Johns Lecture.
    • Listen to Amanda Wilson's interview with ABC RN's Late Night Live on 'saving news that matters'.
    • Apply for one of three PhD scholarships
  • Events

    • 'Media History or Medium History?' workshop to be led by Dr Sian Nicholas of Aberystwyth University, 28 July.
    • Full text of the 2017 Brian Johns Lecture delivered by Amanda Wilson, 4 May.
    • Further recent events include the launch of Public Opinion, Campaign Politics and Media Audiences and the symposium 'Media, publics and the past' 
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