Research Fellowship Project
Project Title: Intimate Geographies of Media: Public Service Radio for Women, 1932-1975
While at MAAS, Dr Justine Lloyd researched the social context of radio in the home during the mid-twentieth century. Lloyd gathered information on the ways that radio as broadcast technology was domesticated in the 1930s and 40s, looking at how it increasingly became part of everyday life in Australia. She accessed the MAAS Research Library and Archives to explore this process, especially the collection of trade literature, magazines and periodicals. Lloyd also looked at MAAS’ collection of radio receivers and its photographic archive. This research contributes to a set of projects looking at contemporary media forms through the lens of listening practices. This material will be included in a book on women as radio producers and audiences in the UK, Australia and Canada (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017).
Lloyd is a cultural and media historian and Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Macquarie University, Sydney. Together with Dr Jeannine Baker, Lloyd is also editor of ‘Gendered Labour and Media: Histories and Continuities,’ Media International Australia, vol 161, no 1, 2016, pp 6-17. Previous research has been published as co-authored articles and a book (with Lesley Johnson, Berg 2004) on the history of the housewife. She is a joint editor of the international journal of social spaces, Space and Culture.