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ASRA & UTS Joint 2012 Conference

"Radio Waves : 90 Years of Radio Broadcasting in Australia"
Old, New & Next Wave

University of Technology,
Sydney Wed 19th - Fri 21st September 2012

Australasian Sound Recordings Association (ASRA)
in association with the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (UTS)

2012 Program (PDF)

Information for Conference Chairs (PDF)

The 2012 ASRA conference proceedings had audio streamed live online
on Thursday 20th September and Friday 21st September.

Conference Theme

Australia's first radio exhibition was held in Sydney in September 1922. Whilst Wireless Telegraphy had been demonstrated by Marconi as far back as 1901, it wasn't until the 1920s that the possibilities of radio broadcasting began to be realized, nowhere more so than in Australia. Hence it seems appropriate to look back at how Broadcasting in Australia has evolved over 90 years and where it is heading. As with all ASRA Conferences, we celebrate diversity and hope to include papers that explore changing listening habits, technologies and business models as well as key people and milestones.

Abstracts for paper presentations are now invited from researchers, archivists, preservation specialists, collectors, oral historians, academics, broadcast professional and creatives with an interest in all aspects of radio broadcasting and how it relates to popular culture. All papers detailing new and established research in the field will be considered, though preference may be given to papers that provide a clear historical context.

2012 Program (PDF)

Information for Conference Chairs (PDF)


Registration and Membership

Information on registration, accommodation and additional activities will be posted on the ASRA website following the abstract review process.

All presenters are encouraged to be financial members of ASRA. If you would like to become a member of ASRA please fill out the Membership Form.


Conference Proceedings

ASRA intends to publish all 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).


2012 Conference Contact

For queries regarding the conference please contact the conference convener in the first instance :

Convener, Simon Drake
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


ASRA President, Matthew Davies
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia



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