Welcome to ANZCA
Gerard is a leading figure in mobile media and communication research, as well as disability and media research, and has authored 20 books and over 175 journal papers and book chapters. He has had a longstanding interest in media policy and regulation, especially consumer, citizen, social policy, and social justice issues.
Gerard has served as editor of Media International Australia, is a founding editor of the new journal Internet Histories, and a member of editorial boards of various leading international and national scholarly journals in the field. For more details, see his USYD website.
Terry Flew on CHASS Board
Professor Terry Flew from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS), commencing in 2018. The objectives of CHASS are to promote the interests of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia. Specifically, the aims of CHASS are to:
- represent the interests of the sector
- promote the contribution of the sector to government, industry and the public
- provide a forum for discussion between the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences sectors in Australia
- build the innovative capacity of Australia through better linkages between this sector, and science, engineering and industry.
Information about CHASS can be found on its website.
ANZCA is a member of CHASS.
2017 Conference Awards
The following awards were made at the 2017 annual conference at the University of Sydney, NSW.
Cate Thill (Notre Dame University) and Tanja Dreher (University of New South Wales) won the Christopher Newell Prize for best paper dealing with equity, diversity and social justice: “Disability, listening and media justice”.
Elizabeth Goode (University of Newcastle) won the Grant Noble Prize for best student paper: “The dilemma of voice in biographical narratives: confronting complexity in the ‘unexpected stories’ of intercountry adoptees”.
James Meese (University Technology Sydney) won the People’s Choice for the best presentation: “Vernacular regulation: copyright, privacy and the boundaries of online content”.
Elizabeth Gray (Massey University) and Michele Willson (Curtin University) won the President’s Service Award.
ANZCA members and executive congratulated the successful winners. The meeting also congratulated Professor Geoffrey Craig, Auckland University of Technology for winning the Anne Dunn award (see earlier announcement).
Anne Dunn Award 2017 – Winner announced
The 2017 Anne Dunn Scholar award for excellence in research about communication or journalism has been awarded to Professor Geoffrey Craig, head of research in the School of Communication Studies at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand.