Australian Media Traditions Conference 2013The School of English, Media and Art History at the University of Queensland is proud to host the 8th Australian Media Traditions Conference on the 25th and 26th of November, 2013.

The biennial conference is an important gathering of Australia’s Media historians, whether they are academics, journalists, or industry insiders. This year we invite submissions on the subject of “Places, Spaces, Networks, and Intermedia”.

Submissions for papers and panels should be addressed to the AMT organising committee at

Download the full call for papers here and the call for papers poster here.

Submissions close on June 24th.

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Registrations for AMT are now open. Early-bird rates are available until October 25th. Please contact AMT by email if you require assistance with registration.

Frequently Asked Questions


This year’s AMT conference will be held at the University of Queensland’s St. Lucia campus. St. Lucia is an inner suburb of Brisbane and is located four kilometres south west of Brisbane’s central business district. 

The conference will be held in the Michie Building (Building 9), which houses the School of English, Media Studies and Art History. The Michie Building faces Chancellor’s Place on one side—providing ready access to busses and taxis—and the University’s picturesque Great Court on the other.

To assist your navigation of the St. Lucia campus the UQ Nav application is available to download for both iPhone and Android smartphones.


UQ St. Lucia is around 15 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD depending on form of transport and traffic conditions. Detailed public transport options for traveling to UQ St. Lucia are outlined here.

More complex public transport planning can be undertaken on the website of Translink, South East Queensland’s integrated public transport network. Delegates planning to use public transport are advised to secure an electronic pre-paid Go Card that can be used for payment across all forms of transport.


This link provides some suggestions for accommodation when traveling to UQ St. Lucia including on campus colleges, motels, serviced apartments, and hotels. Most of these suggestions are within a short radius of the campus, but extending your search to Brisbane City and its inner suburbs will provide you with further options within a short travel time of the University.


Free WI-FI is available for visitors to the University of Queensland, no username or password is required, though you will be asked to accept the terms and conditions.  More information can be found here.


UQ St. Lucia is a large campus with extensive services and amenities. A list of shops and other diversions can be found here and a list of restaurants here (as well as on the UQ Nav app). For those who wish to venture off-campus, the Hawken Drive shops are an easy 10 minute walk from the Michie Building and offer further restaurant choices across a range of cuisines.

Australian Media Traditions Conference 2013