Communications and Media Studies

Now live! Animation: Wangilatha Wangu nga Kiyawatha (2017)

The 2017 animation Wangilatha Wangu nga Kiyawatha (Singing Songs and Telling Stories) is based on a book of  songs and stories written and illustrated by Brendan Kennedy in Tati Tati, Mutti Mutti, Latji Latji and Wadi Wadi languages of North Western Victoria around Robinvale, and published by the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages in 2014. These animations…

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Monash academics win two NSW Premier’s History Awards

Monash University scooped up two awards at the NSW Premier’s History Awards night on Friday 1 September. Two academics from our School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics were winners in different categories for their internationally significant work in history. Associate Professor Beatrice Trefalt and team won the General history prize for the book Japanese war…

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Can our cities’ thriving creative precincts be saved from ‘renewal’?

Governments are busily rezoning our cities for high-rise apartments. But there is another, overlooked dimension to the redevelopment. Much of it is on industrial land: pockets of old factories and workshops, portrayed as decrepit and in need of renewal. Our new project documents enterprises that actually use urban industrial lands. It’s a story of surprising and largely hidden vibrancy at the interface between creative industries and small manufacturing …

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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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Not jobs and growth but post-capitalism – and creative industries show the way

The term “creative industries” was first applied to the cultural sector by UK New Labour in 1998, and rapidly gained global traction. It was a kind of Faustian bargain for the cultural sector, which gave up its traditional suspicion of commercial imperatives in return for a seat at the grown-ups’ table where the governmental big…

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

In May 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 globalisation and…

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Field work in the classroom at Monash University

  By Professor Justin O’Connor The Master of Cultural and Creative Industries has just completed its innovative new unit Cultural Economy and Sustainable Development. It is focused on how developing countries can use culture in a sustainable way and contribute to a wider sustainable approach. Rather than take 50  students to different, often remote, destinations across…

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