Cultural Broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific Region



Friday 19- Saturday 20 October 2018


12.45pm - 6.30pm - 19 October

9.30am - 5.15pm - 20 October


Friday: Room A21, Trent Building, University Park campus
Saturday: Department of Music, University Park campus



Online registration


Keynote speakers

Professor Ruth Finnegan, Open University

Dr Bart Barendregt, Leiden University 

Is this for you?

This conference investigates the impact of the distribution of musical and other performing arts media via radio, television and digital broadcasting on communities in eastern Asia and the Pacific nations.

We encourage an interdisciplinary approach, and welcome scholars working in: 

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Sound Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Media Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • and other fields related to the Asia-Pacific region


This conference is funded by the AHRC

Arts and Humanites Research Council

Call for Papers (Deadline 1 August 2018)

We invite papers on a variety of topics that include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Cultural Broadcasting in Historical Perspective
  • Ethnographic Research on Production and Reception
  • Mediation of the Performing Arts
  • Re-production of Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Adaptation from Stage to Screen or Sound Media
  • Geopolitical Broadcasting Networks
  • Propaganda and Revolutionary Broadcasting
  • Indigenous Music Industries and Audiences
  • Audiences Across Borders and in Diaspora
  • Reconciliation and Healing via Mediated Performances
  • Audience Engagement in Participatory Media Arts

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words and a short biography to by 1 August 2018.

Conference essentials



Location map (PDF)

Contact the organisers

Dr Lonán Ó Briain

Dr Min Yen Ong 

Book Edition

Speakers at the conference will have an opportunity to revise their papers as chapters for an edited volume on the subject. The deadlines for contributors to the book are as follows: 

  • Chapter drafts due: February 2019
  • Revised drafts due: August 2019
  • Volume sent to publisher: December 2019



The University of Nottingham
University Park

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151