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News and events

December 2010

Leading articles in prestigious International academic journals

David Christian: 'The Return of Universal History', leads the 50th anniversary issue of History and Theory, December 2010

Murray Goot: '"A Worse Importation than Chewing Gum": American Influences on the Australian Press and their Limits - The Australian Gallup Poll, 1941-1971', leads the special issue of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 2010, 30 (3) on Internationalising Australian Media History.

Murray Goot on ARC panel

Murray Goot has been appointed to the Australian Research Council's College of Experts as a member of the panel on Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences for 2011-2013. 

He was a Distinguished Visitor in the Public Communication Research Cluster at the University of Canberra for a week during December 2010.

New Associate Dean - Research - Faculty of Arts

Mary Spongberg has been appointed Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts, effective January 2011.

Radio history recognised

Bridget Griffen-Foley's history of Australian commercial radio, Changing Stations (UNSW Press, 2009), has been long-listed for the Walkley Book Award.

Awards and grants

Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley's book, Changing Stations: The Story of Australian Radio, has been shortlisted for the Blake Dawson Prize for Business Literature.

Bridget Griffen-Foley, Michelle Arrow, Kate Gleeson and Murray Goot have won a Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant to develop an online, searchable database of archival collections in Australia of material on the media.

October 2011

At the Macquarie University Research Awards, Deputy Director Murray Goot has been conferred with the title of 'Distinguished Professor'.

November 2011

Stephanie Lawson has been awarded a Harold White Fellowship at the National Library of Australia for Oct-Nov 2011.

Bridget Griffen-Foley election to the Academy of the Humanities in Australia; see http://www.humanities.org.au/Fellowship/NewFellows.aspx

February 2012

David Christian's article for the Times Online of his experience at the Word Economic Forum: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/davos/article3307149.ece