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The Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum

Location:   University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Dates:  July 28-31, 2003

Radio is one of the most widespread and accessible media in the world today,
yet it remains an understudied site of cultural production.  This conference
joins a growing handful of others held over the last few years to bring
together scholars, practitioners, and students of radio to share ideas and
perspectives on radio’s cultural role in an increasingly global media
context.    We welcome proposals for papers, panels, and symposia on all
aspects of radio  historical, cultural, critical, and institutional  including
but not limited to the range of topics below:

Broadcasting versus narrowcasting
Radio’s invisible public(s)
Radio and nation
Radio activism and grassroots radio
National and transnational radio histories
New audio technologies:  web radio, digital broadcasting, satellite radio
Radio and music
Audio forms, styles and genres
Centers and margins in broadcasting
Radio archives and preservation of the audio past
Negotiations of identity:  race, gender, class
Transnational audio flows and influences
Cultural policy and radio
Industry consolidation, fragmentation, and innovation
Radio and national cultures

You may submit proposals for individual papers, pre-constituted panels, or
symposia.  See our website at http://commarts.wisc.edu/radioconference.htm
for information on these formats and instructions on how to submit your
proposal.  Information about keynote speakers, accommodations, travel, helpful
links, and the conference schedule will be posted when available.  DEADLINE FOR
SUBMISSION IS JANUARY 15, 2003, but we encourage earlier proposals.  Acceptance
will be made on a rolling basis.
The conference is jointly sponsored by the Radio Studies Network of Great
Britain and the University of Wisconsin- Madison, USA.  The conference planning
board consists of Tim Wall (University of Central England, Birmingham) and
Michele Hilmes (Unversity of Wisconsin-Madison), co-chairs; James Baughman
(University of Wisconsin-Madison), Kathy Newman (Carnegie Mellon University),
Jason Loviglio (University of Maryland  Baltimore County), and David Goodman
(University of Melbourne).

Contact Michele Hilmes ([log in to unmask]) for more information.

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