The Radio Conference 2018: A Transnational Forum

Date/Time: Tue 10 Jul - Fri 13 Jul / All Day

Location: Monash University Prato Centre

School of Media, Film and Journalism (MFJ)


The Radio Conference 2018: A Transnational Forum

The Monash University School of Media, Film and Journalism, in association with local and international committees and the MeCCSA Radio Studies Network, is pleased to host the 9th Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum in Prato, Italy, 10-13 July 2018. This prestigious international event will bring together radio and audio scholars and practitioners from across disciplines and continents.

Hosted at Monash University’s Prato Centre, the conference takes inspiration from its location in Italy and the ‘Free Radio’ movement’s push for greater access to media. In the 1970s, the Libertà d’antenna (Antenna Freedom) advocated strongly for media access by both civil society bodies and commercial interests, forcing an end to the state’s broadcasting monopoly. At the height of the movement, in mid-1978, more than 2000 independent radio stations were on air, making Italy the world leader in stations per capita. The movement not only freed up the Italian broadcasting landscape so new voices from across the political spectrum could be heard, but some stations also actively sought to break radio free from its established aesthetic through experiments in production technology, style and form.

Drawing on the broad theme of ‘free radio’ the conference will feature papers reporting on a wide range of radio and audio media research including studies investigating production and aesthetics, community radio, public service and policy, commercial industries, technology and innovation, podcasting and webstreaming, new and old forms, sound and radio history, education and training, storytelling and narrative, art and creative practice, and radio & audio media translation.

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July 10th – July 13th 2018

July 2018

Monash University Prato Centre

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For more information, please contact Mia Lindgren on 9903 4114.

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