Three CMH members have articles in a special edition of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 'Internationalising Australian Media History': Professor Murray Goot, 'A worse importation than chewing gum': American Influences on The Australian Press and Their Limits-The Australian Gallup Poll, 1941-1973'; Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley, 'Australian Commercial Radio, American Influences-and The BBC'; Dr Virginia Madsen, 'A Call to Listen: The 'New' Documentary in Radio-Encountering 'Wild Sound' and The 'Filme Sonore'.
Dr Michelle Arrow has been awarded $21,878.10 under Macquarie University's Teaching Delivery Grants Scheme for a project researching the teaching of historical skills online.
Kathryn Millard has been promoted to Professor. Dr Michelle Arrow's Friday on Our Minds has been shortlisted for the Australian History Prize of the NSW History Awards. Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley's Changing Stations has been longlisted for the Walkley Book Award.
Professor Jane Chapman has arrived from Lincoln University and will be a Visiting Professor in the CMH until January 2011. She is pictured here presenting a paper to the CMH's tabloid history symposium on 24 September.
Professor Chapman presented a paper entitled 'Press, Protest, and Freedom Movements in British and French India-Do Subalterns Speak?' in the Department of Modern History's seminar series on 6 October. Click here for the abstract and a PDF of the visual presentation.
The CMH's Director, Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley, presented the Annual History Lecture at Government House in Sydney, and the Henry Mayer Lecture at the University of Queensland.
The CMH's annual Advisory Board meeting was held at Macquarie University. Professor John Simons, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts; Professor Kathryn Millard from the Department of Media; and Dr Jane Connors, Manager of ABC Radio National, joined the Board.
Harvey Broadbent's book Gallipoli, The Fatal Shore (2005) has been republished by Reader's Digest in their hard-back list 'Encounters' for subscribers.