2023 ASRA conference call for papers

ASRA 2023 Conference

‘A Century of Radio Broadcasting’

Canberra, Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country, and online.

2-3 November 2023

National Film & Sound Archive - Venue Partner

Call for Papers - Deadline Extended until 31 July 2023 

Developments in legislation and licensing regulations for radio broadcasters that came into effect in 1923 led to a proliferation of broadcast radio stations in Australia and New Zealand. One hundred years on, ASRA’s 2023 conference will consider the many facets of radio’s development and history and its impact on society and culture from those early beginnings up to the present day.

There is much to discuss on this topic, and we look forward to hearing from broadcasters and radio professionals current and retired, academics, radio historians, artists, activists, archivists, technical experts, and preservation specialists from across the bandwidth.

The conference will consider and welcomes all sectors of the industry including commercial radio, public broadcasters, ABC, SBS, RNZ, community radio, First Nations radio, Pacific Islands broadcasters, ethnic and multicultural radio. Topics may include (but are not limited to) early days, technology, personalities, the business of radio, impacts of regulation, the social impact of radio; and radio as cultural content such as news, music, drama, documentary, oral history, sound art, commentary, and public discourse.