Welcome to our website, the online home of our Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project, Popular Music and Cultural Memory: localised popular music histories and their significance for national music industries. Visit our site regularly for updates on our research's progress, as well as links to our project's outcomes as they appear. Find out more about our project and its aims here.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Research at the NFSA...

Shane and Peter visited Canberra to conduct interviews with staff at one of Australia's leading national collecting institutions, the National Film and Sound Archive, in August 2010, and followed up with a few more interviews with folks in the Sydney and Melbourne offices in September.  They found out lots of fascinating information about how the archive works, the sorts of popular music artefacts the collection holds, how members of the public use the archive, and also heard about some of the challenges that the archive is facing in this era of digitization.  Staff at the NFSA were passionate about their roles as collectors of Australia's music heritage, and told us a lot about how their individual work practices contribute to the preservation of our cultural history.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Our project in the news... in Iceland!

During Sarah's trip to Iceland, she was also interviewed (in English) by programmer Guðni Tómasson for Radio 1, the Icelandic Broadcasting Service, during their culture program, 'Víðsjá' on 1 September,  and also for the newspaper, Morgunblaðið, by journalist, Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen, whose article titled 'Ástralskur poppdoktor rýnir í íslenska dægurtónlist' appeared in the 20 September issue.