A Unique Opportunity

One Week to Go!

Prominent journalists, broadcasters, producers, academics and professional historians are preparing for next week’s symposium on history and media.  This is a great opportunity for historians to learn new skills and network with leaders from the industry.  Program makers with an interest in history will discover new faces and story ideas while deepening their understanding of historical approaches.

The ProgramSam Hood film crew

Keen to work with the media but not sure where to start? The organisers have created a jam-packed, star-studded program.  At the end of the two days you will have new communication skills, ideas and contacts to help you present history in an entertaining, engaging and relevant manner to a 21st century audience through television, radio, digital media and journalism.

Check out the program here.

Leading Media Professionals Presenting at the History and Media Symposium

PhilPhil Craig, Head of Factual, ABC TV

High res headshotJoseph Maxwell, Commissioning Editor Documentaries, SBS

Michelle Framed 2011Michelle Rayner, Executive Producer, Radio National

MEMMary-Ellen Mullane, Investment and Development Manager Documentary, Screen Australia

Unknown-3Chris Masters, journalist, author, broadcaster

Alan Erson_colourAlan Erson, Head of Factual, Essential Media and Entertainment

Unknown-4Ray Cassin, Contributing Editor, Eureka Street, former senior leader writer, The Age.

Unknown-5Mark Hamlyn, Senior Development and Production Executive, ScreenNSW

suni-creaghSunanda Creagh, News Editor, The Conversation


alexwest_1   Alex West, Executive Producer at Serendipity West Productions

2 thoughts on “A Unique Opportunity

  1. Unfortunately I couldn’t be there this year but would have loved to! I’m so glad you’ve set up a blog so that others can find out what they’ve missed.
    The subject matter is of particular interest to me because if I cannot pursue a PhD in the future the only other area of interest to me is making historical documentaries. So thank you!

    • Keep an eye on the blog matureagerenaissance. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be putting up podcasts of the panel sessions and keynotes, as well as session reports written by delegates, photos and links to the great historical documentaries and websites created by our inspiring participants!

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