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The Social Sciences are key to understanding humanity, society and the institutions which govern our daily lives.

Social Sciences Week is a week-long series of events held across Australia each September offering insight into the impact of the social sciences on our lives.

It is an initiative of several of Australia’s Social Sciences associations and is coordinated by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Upcoming Events
August 1, 2020
12:00 AM
Calling all Australian high school students in Year 9 to 12. Whether you feel strongly about climate change, animal welfare or #BLM, make your voice heard to celebrate Social Sciences Week, and you could win a $500 JB HiFi Voucher....
September 7, 2020
1:00 PM
As environmental crises intensify and we confront the political, social, economic and cultural impediments to addressing them, environmental scholarship has moved from being the preserve of the natural sciences and into the heart of the social sciences. Social scientists offer...
September 7, 2020
9:00 AM
For Social Sciences Week 2020, The Genders and Sexualities Thematic Group of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) is holding an online event to consolidate current sociological research regarding gender, sexuality and sporting cultures. On this website we will curate a...
Speakers & Events
Our speakers represent some of Australia’s leading experts from areas spanning the breadth of disciplines contained within the social sciences. Expect talks on everything from anthropology, demography and economics, to linguistics, political science, psychology, just to name a few.

Past Speakers

Magda Szubanski AO
Magda Szubanski AO is a multi award-winning actor, author and reluctant activist. Watch the 'Thrown to the Lions' video.
Prof Anthony Elliot
ANTHONY ELLIOTT is Research Professor of Sociology and Executive Director of the Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of South Australia. Watch 'AI Is Not What You Think Video'.
Dr Theresa Petray
Event initiative by JCU

2020 Speakers

Our speakers list will be posted here from August 2020.

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Social Sciences Week events run at venues across Australia. In 2020, most events will also be held online.
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