Professor Justin O’Connor has been appointed as Chair of Communications and Cultural Economy in Communications and Media Studies. He begins his appointment in January 2013.
Justin O’Connor is a global leader in cultural industries research. He has held professorial positions at the University of Leeds and the Queensland University of Technology, and was the Director of the Institute for Popular Culture at Manchester Metropolitan University from 1995 to 2006. He was also the co-Director of the Cultural and Media Industries Research Centre at University of Leeds. His most recent research work includes Towards a New Bilbao Effect (examining the MONA gallery) (ARC Linkage Grant); Soft Infrastructure, New Media and Creative Clusters: Developing Capacity in China and Australia (ARC Linkage Grant); Arts and Creative Industries (Australia Council commissioned grant/report). Justin’s most recent books include The Cultural and Creative Industries: a Literature Review (UK Arts Council, 2010); Creative Cities, Creative Economy: Asian European Perspectives (Springer, 2009), with two new books in preparation: After Creative Industries (Sage) and Culture and Economy in the New Shanghai (Routledge).
Professor O’Connor is without doubt one of the leading researchers in cultural industries/cultural economies, with particular expertise in music industries, art and Asian cultural industries. He has led global debates about notions of the cultural/creative city, and how and where communications and media industries fit within the turn to the cultural.
Professor O’Connor was also recently appointed as a UNESCO expert in their program ‘Strengthening the Governance of Culture in Developing Countries’ and is Visiting Professor in the Department of Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University.
MFJ academics play key part in Screening Melbourne
Screening Melbourne, an exciting conference and events program, was held in the the CBD recently, which involved moving attendees through the city to experience its history, materiality and contemporary complexity.
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 December 2016. Billy Bragg, who is Musical Director of the film, noted that music was an important way that the messages of political movements are remembered and communicated, and by which the emotional aspect of struggles and sacrifice, like passion, sorrow, and hope, are conveyed to inspire new generations.
Playing politics with renewables: how the right is losing its way
by David Holmes. This summer has seen a concerted attack on renewable energy coming out of Canberra, featuring everyone from One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts to Coalition ministers channelling the far right of their party. So absurd and illogical has the broadside been, it is tempting to conclude that conservative politics is at risk of losing its way entirely. The Conversation
A PhD journey with Michael Kho Lim
Michael Kho Lim shares his research insights as a joint Monash/ Warwick University PhD candidate uncovering the dynamics of film distribution in the Philippines.
Death or Liberty tours in London, Dublin and Wales
After Death or Liberty premieres in Australia, Manchester and Scotland last year, it has since garnered many awards. The documentary is now on its London, Dublin and Wales tour. It is adapted from the book Death or Liberty: rebels and radicals transported to Australia 1788-1868 by Associate Professor Tony Moore.
Music survey: investigating the value of music exports
At a time when Australian pop, rock, country and hip hop acts are finding new international markets in unprecedented numbers, a team of researchers begin the first phase of their study of national and global music export markets.
Mambo: Art Irritates Life
A new documentary, Mambo: Art Irritates Life, premiering Tuesday 9 November at 9.30pm, ABC, explores the evolution of the Mambo phenomenon and features Monash academic Associate Professor Tony Moore.
Ruddock launches Youth and Media book in Serbia
Monash University’s senior lecturer in communications & media Studies, Dr Andy Ruddock, recently launched the Serbian version of his book, Youth and Media.
Monash University launches innovative media lab
A state-of-the-art media lab will be officially launched at Monash University’s Caulfield campus on April 7.
New book explores popular music & cultural policy
Three researchers from Australia, New Zealand and Scotland have explored the different roles of the state in national and global music markets.
Australian television premiere of ‘Death or Liberty’
An Empire’s rebels banished to the end of the earth: a documentary brings to life a forgotten history of convict rebels.
Getting to know…Elizabeth Burns Coleman
Communications and Media Studies lecturer Dr Elizabeth Burns Coleman is currently working on two inter-related … Continue reading Getting to know…Elizabeth Burns Coleman