Call for papers

Building on AMT's longstanding interest in the history, professional traditions and cultural impact of Australian newspapers, magazines, radio, television, public broadcasting, cinema and internet, the program includes a stream about books and book publishing.

Call for papers - deadline extended

Please note: the call for papers has been extended until Sunday 21 July 2019

The conference organisers are interested in exploring media convergence and its consequences from a wide range of perspectives.

Possible topics and approaches include:

  • contemporary media histories of convergence (eg the Fairfax/Nine merger)
  • comparative media histories (case studies from now and then, or then and then)
  • transnational histories of convergence
  • audience studies - how audience engagement has changed media coverage and influence
  • Indigenous media in the post-digital sphere
  • media in translation
  • book publishing in the post-digital sphere
  • changes in public broadcasting
  • change in journalism culture and/or practice
  • the rise of new media forms and/or objects
  • histories of new-media interventions in political and social life
  • cultural and social residues of media convergence
  • the Netflix effect in Australia
  • histories of media marketing
  • studies of notable continuity in the Australian media and Australian journalism from colonial times up to the late twentieth century

Papers concerned with Australian media traditions outside these themes will also be welcome. Individual papers will run for 20 minutes, followed by questions.

If you would like to submit a proposal for a panel, please get in touch with conference convener Sybil Nolan at

Please send a 250-word abstract with three keywords, plus a short bio, to by Sunday 21 July 2019. Include your family name and the word “abstract” in the subject line.


For inquiries, please email the convenor Dr Sybil Nolan or email