Master of Communications and Media Studies

Tony Moore presents at Leap into the Modern symposium

On Saturday 12 August, Associate Professor Tony Moore (School of Media, Film and Journalism), was part of a symposium ‘Leap into the Modern: Dance Culture in Australia from the 1930s’ at the National Gallery of Victoria discussing the creative and historical context of modern dance in Australia from the 1930s to the present day.  Associate Professor…

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In defence of serendipity: the Silicon Emperor is wearing no clothes

Serendipity is the process of finding something useful, valuable or just generally “good” without actually looking for it. Throughout the history of invention and discovery serendipity has functioned as a sort of Freudian unconscious, leading – or, perhaps better, tricking – the curious human mind onto unexpected novelty. And yet, only recently have we started…

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O’Connor attends UNESCO’s ‘Ahead of the Curve’

In May 2017 Monash’s Professor Justin O’Connor was one of 20 international experts invited to a seminar “Ahead of the Curve” in Berlin organised by UNESCO and the Robert Bosch Foundation. Professor O’Connor and the experts discussed the future of the 2005 Convention on Diversity of Cultural Expressions, in the wake of the faltering of…

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Martyr and Conviction Politics

Two major projects, Martyr and Conviction Politics, will shed new light on the activism by thousands of political prisoners and ordinary convicts sent to Australia in the 18th and 19th century. The projects examine how these middle and working class political activists shaped rights for freedom of speech, universal suffrage and the reform of the electoral system workers’ rights in the…

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Apply now … Global Journalism: Hong Kong field school

An exciting new unit, Global Journalism: Hong Kong field school, enables students to travel to the Asian media capital to explore why this world city is the big draw for news companies from around the globe. Exciting new unit – Global Journalism: Hong Kong field school  Credit points: 12 Unit: APG5190 Location: Hong Kong Coordinators: Dr…

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Death or Liberty tour stirs up Australia’s transglobal place in political history

Death or Liberty, the screen adaptation of the history of political rebels and radicals transported as convicts to Australia, toured to the UK and Ireland in November 2016. The documentary is adapted from the book Death or Liberty: Rebels and Radicals Transported to Australia 1788-1868, written by Associate Professor Tony Moore from the School of Media, Film…

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