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2020 is the third year Social Sciences Week has been held. The event began as a way of introducing the wider public to the Social Sciences, and uniting speakers from the breadth of disciplines covered by the Social Sciences. It was started by Associate Professor Dan Woodman, who remains chair of the event committee.

Each year Social Sciences Week has grown in size – 70 events were held in 2019 and we expect this to grow again in 2020. Despite the challenges of running an event during the global pandemic, we are seizing the opportunity to go digital in 2020: the majority of our events will be live streamed or available online in real time and (often) after the event.

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The Social Sciences have shaped our nation. Social Sciences Week is an opportunity for the public to hear from Australia’s leading experts on issues which help us understand humanity, society and the institutions which govern our daily lives.

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