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2014 Annual ASRA Conference

"Sounds Like War"

National Library of Australia, Canberra, A.C.T.
Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th November, 2014

2014 Conference Preliminary Program (PDF)

 

Conference Theme

The conference theme "Sounds Like War" explores the many facets of sound, music and radio in times of war and conflict; the relevance and use of our sound collections for remembrance, reflection and commemoration; the collection and dissemination of relevant Oral History, and the practical and technical aspects of collecting, managing and representing the sounds of war.  The program will include papers by experts and practitioners from across all areas of interest in the sound and audio-visual industries, including archivists, researchers, collectors, oral historians, academics, broadcast professionals and creative practitioners.

Proposal received to date include papers exploring the wartime careers of early 20th Century recording artists, the impact of WWII in accelerating the careers of the next generation of Radio talent, the impact of war on technical developments in recording technology, and the use of sound recordings in ceremony and commemoration.

This year's conference theme "Sounds Like War" explores all aspects of sound in relation to conflict, war and wartime. Further information on the conference theme will be included in the call for papers, coming soon.

 

Publication

ASRA intends to publish select papers presented at the Conference in the ASRA Journal the Australasian Sound Archive, with the view to presenting a cohesive collection. All papers will undergo rigorous review in order to produce a quality publication. Submissions must observe a maximum 4,000-word limit (including List of References).

 

About ASRA

The Australasian Sound Recordings Association (ASRA) was is made up of those individuals and institutions with a strong interest in sound recording history, its development, past present and future, and in its preservation. ASRA shares links with the International Association of Sound & Audio Visual Archives (IASA) and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) in the United States. Many ASRA members are also members of these organisations. ASRA holds an annual conference at which papers are delivered on a wide range of sound-related topics. ASRA also publishes the Australasian Sound Archive, a bi-annual journal that features papers by fellow professionals in the sound and archival industries and often includes papers delivered at the ASRA annual conference.

ASRA also publishes the Australasian Sound Archive, a bi-annual journal that features papers by fellow professionals in the sound and archival industries and often includes papers delivered at the ASRA annual conference.

 

 

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