This seminar brings together interdisciplinary academics and artists whose research engages with Australian magazines, to share and present works in progress. The seminar will involve short, informal presentations by researchers, as well as larger roundtable discussions about new methodological approaches to researching Australian magazines. The discussions will be broad and multidisciplinary, with particular focuses on the magazine as a material object, the ways that magazines created social networks, as well as the ongoing importance and relevance of researching magazine histories.

Speakers include Alison Alder, Helen Ennis, Sarah Galletly, Anna Johnston, Martyn Jolly, Amanda Laugesen, Kirra Minton, Paolo Magagnoli, Helen Stuckey, Eric Riddler, Kate Warren amongst others. The event will span two days and a full program of presentations will be circulated closer to the event.

Dates: Tuesday 13 July (9.30am – 4.30pm) and Wednesday 14 July (9.30am – 1pm).

Location: ANU Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS), Building #146, 146 Ellery Crescent, Acton, ACT 2601

If you are interested in attending and listening to these fascinating presentations of current research, please register here via Eventbrite.

The seminar will offer limited in-person attendance, as well as online/remote attendance.


Dr Martyn Jolly,, Honorary Associate Professor, ANU School of Art and Design

Dr Kate Warren,, Lecturer, Centre for Art History and Art Theory, ANU School of Art & Design