The State Library of NSW will be hosting a one-day symposium on Friday 20 August which will bring together contemporary researchers working on various aspects of Australian media, publishing history, print culture and the digital humanities.

The Fairfax media organisation has played a pivotal role in the history of the media in Australia. In 2017, the Library became the custodian of this extensive business archive covering the activities of the organisation and its employees from the 1840s to the 1990s. Fairfax acquired a number of media companies, and managed a diverse portfolio, including radio. The archive has rich, deep and diverse research value; it is the most significant and comprehensive media business archive in Australia.

Keynote: Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley, Professor of Media, Macquarie University

When: Friday 10 August, 9am – 5pm
Where: State Library of New South Wales, Metcalfe Auditorium Ground Floor, Macquarie Street Sydney, NSW 2000
Cost: $40 – concession and State Library Friends Members, $50 – General Admission. Book below.
Contact: (02) 9273 1414

Image: courtesy of the State Library of NSW

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