Archives 2007

Archives 2007

Newspapers2007 News


  • Dr Marnie Hughes-Warrington's review of Dana Polan's Scenes of Instruction: The Beginnings of the US Study of Film appears in World History Connected.


  • Centre Director Dr Bridget Griffen-Foley has been awarded an ARC Discovery Grant/Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship for From Print to the Internet: The Media in Australia since 1803'. With academics at the University of Sydney, Dr Maree Delofski, an Associate Member of the Centre, has been awarded a Discovery Grant for 'Sierra Leone and Australia: A Case of the Vanishing Twin'.
  • State of the News Print Media in Australia 2007 supplement released by the Australian Press Council. Centre Associate Member, Margaret Van Heekeren, authored Chapter 4, 'On-line News 2007'. Margaret had previously co-authored the 'On-line News' and 'Content Analysis' chapters in the inaugural publication, State of the News.
  • Dr Michelle Arrow's article, 'The most sickening piece of snobbery I have ever heard': Race, radio listening, and the "Aboriginal Question" in Blue Hills', features on the cover of issue no. 130 of Australian Historical Studies.
  • Dr Bridget Griffen-Foley's review of Margaret Simons' The Content Makers: Understanding the Media in Australia appears in Australian Book Review.
  • Dr Bridget Griffen-Foley presented a public lecture on the history of Melbourne commercial radio at the Arts Centre, Melbourne, on 18 October.


  • Dr Marnie Hughes-Warrington has signed a contract with Routledge to produce a reader on historical films, scheduled for publication in 2009.


  • Dr Michelle Arrow has been awarded a Macquarie University Community Engagement Award.


  • Commencing in December 2007, History Australia, the journal of the Australian Historical Association, will expand its reviews coverage to include historical documentaries and radio features. This expansion means that History Australia will be the only Australian history journal with dedicated coverage of media-based histories. If you are interested in reviewing exhibitions, websites or documentaries for History Australia, please contact Dr Michelle Arrow, the exhibition reviews editor.



  • Professor Murray Goot's book, Divided Nation? Indigenous Affairs and the Imagined Public, co-authored with Dr Tim Rowse, has been published by Melbourne University Press. Divided Nation? is the first book-length account of Australian public opinion about Aborigines, and the political uses of public opinion research.
  • Harvey Broadbent and Emeritus Professor Duncan Waterson have been awarded an ARC Linkage Grant of $422,000 over five years. Their project, 'Completing the Gallipoli Story: Researching Turkish Archives for a More Comprehensive History', will investigate the vast collection of material about the Gallipoli campaign held in Turkish archives. The Linkage partners are the Australian War Memorial and the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
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