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Social Sciences Week

Join us from 6-12 September 2021 for the annual celebration of the social sciences.

Discussion Papers

Read the latest reports and papers from the Academy

Upcoming & Recent Events

Each year The Academy hosts and supports a wide range of social science or policy-focused events

202110Sep

2021

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Social Sciences

The Victorian branch of the Academy will hold a special Symposium during Social Sciences Week to mark the Academy’s 50th Anniversary. The Symposium, titled ‘The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Social Sciences’, will discuss the COVID-19 Pandemic and the role of the Social Sciences in theory, policy, practice and understanding. It will be held at the […]

20217Jul

2021

Celebrating 50 Years – 50th Birthday Party (Postponed)

NOTICE: This event has been postponed due to the developing COVID-19 situation. A new date and time will be announced soon.  In 2021, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia marks its 50th anniversary. This milestone provides an opportunity to celebrate the significant contributions of the Academy and its Fellows to the advancement of the […]

202118Aug

2021

50th Anniversary WA Fellows Dinner

In 2021, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia marks its 50th anniversary. This milestone provides an opportunity to celebrate the significant contributions of the Academy and its Fellows to the advancement of the social sciences. The Academy was established on the 7th of July, 1971 in Canberra, Australia. We hope to have as […]

20217Jul

2021

50th Anniversary QLD Fellows Dinner

In 2021, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia marks its 50th anniversary. This milestone provides an opportunity to celebrate the significant contributions of the Academy and its Fellows to the advancement of the social sciences. The Academy was established on the 7th of July, 1971 in Canberra, Australia. On the 7th of July, […]

202118Jun

2021

Reconciliation Action Plan Launch

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia is proud to launch its inaugural Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan. The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia has a vision for a society in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their continuing knowledge, including their languages, and their ongoing ownership and custody of lands and waters, […]

202122Nov

2021

2021 Annual Events | Celebrating 50 Years

In 2021, the Academy is celebrating its 50th anniversary.  To mark this milestone, the Academy is planning a year-long 50th anniversary program celebrating the history of the Academy and reflecting the legacy and role of the social sciences in contemporary Australian society. Celebrating 50 Years will explore these themes through a diverse range of events, […]

202131Mar

2021

International Webinar: Digital Scholarly Communication

AASSA – AIPI International Webinar on DIGITAL SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION Jakarta, 31 March 2021 Jointly Organized by: Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) Supported by: InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) The Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) in collaboration with AASSA (Association […]

20214Mar

Roundtables

Completing Australia’s Retirement Income System

Latest Publications

Read the latest reports and papers from the Academy

Featured Books & Articles

Indigenous Legal Judgements: Bringing Indigenous Voices into Judicial Decision Making

This book is a collection of key legal decisions affecting Indigenous Australians, which have been re-imagined so as to be inclusive of Indigenous people’s stories, historical experience, perspectives and worldviews. In this groundbreaking work, Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars have collaborated to rewrite 16 key decisions. Spanning from 1889 to 2017, the judgments reflect the trajectory of […]

Featured Books & Articles

Crossroads of Rural Crime: Representations and Realities of Transgression in the Australian Countryside

Rural-oriented scholarship in criminology is growing, in part motivated by governmental, community and academic recognition that, despite stereotypes of the ‘rural idyll’, crime and justice are significant issues in the rural landscape. Using the notion of ‘crossroads’ to provide a unique lens through which to examine realities of rural crime, Crossroads of Rural Crime: Representations and […]

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Position Statements

Statement on Australian action needed to address climate change

Academy statement on Australian action needed to address climate change

Featured Books & Articles

The Spectre of Afghanistan | Security in Central Asia

By Amin Saikal and Kirill Nourzhanov Bloomsbury Aiming to connect a number of divergent perspectives on the current state of Afghanistan, this book outlines the country’s past and present instability and how this impacts and is conceptualised by its neighbours as well as by international heavyweights such as Russia, China and the United States. Given […]

Academy Papers

State of the Social Sciences 2021

A 12 month project lead by the Academy

Academy Papers

State of the Social Sciences 2021 – Discussion Paper

Have your say on the state of Australian social sciences. Consultation open to 5 March 2021

Featured Books & Articles

Judging and emotion: A socio-legal analysis

By Sharyn Roach Anleu and Kathy Mack Routledge  This book investigates the place of emotion in judicial work. Grounded in empirical data—interviews, observations and surveys—it shows how judicial officers understand, experience, display, manage and deploy emotions in their everyday work, in light of their fundamental commitment to impartiality. A key insight is that emotion, emotional […]

Academy Papers

Changes in public sentiment in relation to data privacy during COVID-19

A briefing to Government on changes in public sentiment regarding data privacy during COVID-19

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