September 11, 2020
In the second of our Sport Fan Series, join us for a discussion on how sports content develops fan connection and the emerging role of sport documentaries and narrative content. We’ll discuss how great storytelling fosters fan connection, learning from...
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September 10, 2020
How is #BlackLivesMatter relevant to Australia, and to Tasmania? What are the daily threats faced by our Black communities? And how can the movement lead to positive change? Join Professor of Policing and Emergency Management Nicole L Asquith, First Nations scholar Dr...
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September 11, 2020
Professor Gabriella Coleman and Professor Thomas Streeter McGill University and Western University Has Covid-19 transformed how we will live in the Internet in our digital future? What are the democratic promises of hacktivism and the security dangers of hacker cybercrimes?...
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September 7, 2020
The AFRAN association is delighted to participate in the Social Sciences Week to showcase the research undertaken by its members, especially projects, publications or other outputs that include franco-australian collaborations – we include any other francophone countries in this aspect,...
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September 10, 2020
Please join us for a casual conversation about sociology in action in the community services sector between Catherine Robinson (Social Researcher Social Action and Research Centre (SARC), Anglicare & Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania) and Ben Lohmeyer (Head of Youth...
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September 9, 2020
Asia and The Pacific face unprecedented challenges, ranging from pressure on the social structure to environmental collapse.  These challenges are not regionally specific but are a part of global crisis, amplified by COVID-19. Not only has the pandemic exposed extreme...
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September 9, 2020
Asia and The Pacific face unprecedented challenges, ranging from pressure on the social structure to environmental collapse.  These challenges are not regionally specific but are a part of global crisis, amplified by COVID-19. . This panel brings together experts on...
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September 24, 2020
The future for key industries in Asia and the Pacific through and past coronavirus depends heavily on what the prospects were going into the pandemic. This panel draws on decades of social science research into key industrial sectors across Asia...
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September 7, 2020
Working from home, a blessing or a curse? Professor Sharon Parker on producing quality work and the health of the Australian workforce in COVID-19. Pyjamas, commuting from bed to your desk just minutes after waking up, no boss looking over...
September 12, 2020
Do you have questions and want to learn more about concepts and ideas related to white privilege and anti-racism? The recent Indigenous Lives Matter protests have highlighted public discussion of white privilege and anti-racist activism and social science scholarship. In...
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September 1, 2020
Stigma and Suicide: Jane Pirkis on the mental health of men Join Professor Jane Pirkis, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and Director of the Centre for Mental Health at the The University of Melbourne, along...
September 11, 2020
AFRAN et Alliance Française de Perth have the immense pleasure to host the first Café Scientifique  with brilliant/young  archaeologist specialising in the Pacific Emilie Dotte-Sarout from UWA  Friday 11th September  at 10am in the AF patio to talk about her work. The...
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September 9, 2020
The rise of digital platforms has come with many benefits for consumers and business, but also poses new regulatory challenges. Following the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (the ACCC) Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report, Australia has seen significant recent discussion...
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September 11, 2020
The Council for the Humanities Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) has launched the CHASS Flash Awards to provide young people  with opportunities to express their views, by video, on issues of significance to their future. Students in Year 11 and 12 and in...
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September 9, 2020
The current pandemic is unprecedented in modern times. In view of this, Health Sociology Review (HSR) asked Professor Deborah Lupton to guest edit a special section of an issue of the journal on ‘Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.’ The...
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Episode 3 of the Race in Society ‘Race and Covid’ 7-part web series looks at Media Representations of Race and the Pandemic. Mainstream media create sensationalist accounts that spread moral panics about racialised people. The panelists were asked to address how Aboriginal...
September 9, 2020
In this presentation we will talk about our COVID-19 research. Our research focuses on Australians’ perceptions of authority during the pandemic; specifically, the government’s handling of the pandemic response, as well as the way police have enforced the COVID-19 restrictions....
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September 7, 2020
Do you want to know more about how our social lives work? How human relationships and issues of class, gender, race are present in everyday interactions? In this podcast, we talk to experts from rural and regional Australia on everything...
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September 10, 2020
Join us with international Guest speaker A/Prof Naomi Nichols, followed by Q&A about using institutional ethnography for positive social change  From Associate Professor Naomi Nichols: “Most of my research has emerged from the problems young people experience in their everyday...
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September 11, 2020
2020 Paul Bourke Award Presentation: Press Freedom and National Security Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh in Conversation with Professor Peter Greste In 2019, following successive police raids on journalists, Australia dropped 5 places (to 26) in the World Press Freedom Index. Once...
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September 10, 2020
2020 Paul Bourke Award Lecture: Non-pharmacological treatments for chronic pain Research has demonstrated that the perception of pain involves a complex network of brain regions associated not only with somatosensory processing, but also with regions associated with emotional, cognitive, and...
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September 9, 2020
2020 Paul Bourke Award Lecture: On the Use and History of Monte Carlo Methods In this talk, I give a gentle (non-technical) introduction to the topic of modern (computer-based) Monte Carlo (MC) methods, their origins, and current uses. Monte Carlo...
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September 9, 2020
In this ‘mini’ online WA Migration Update webinar panel, from UWA’s Migration Mobilities and Belonging group, we consider the effects of Covid-19 on migration and ethnic minorities in Australia. This includes issues for international students and temporary visa holders, the...
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September 7, 2020
How will COVID-19 impact the education and employment trajectories of young people? Historically, economic downturns have had lifelong consequences for happiness, life satisfaction and lifetime earnings. Dr Jenny Chesters from the Melbourne Graduate Research School of Education joins Distinguished Professor...
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September 8, 2020
2020 Paul Bourke Award Lecture: On care, welfare conditionality and free riding Care is essential to all life – we need it, we feel it, we desire it and none of us can live without it. It underpins so many...
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September 9, 2020
What does success in Indigenous higher education look like? The Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration has invited Indigenous and settler scholars and educators to discuss Dr Nikki Moodie’s call to ‘seize the future and imagine bold, new—Indigenous—futures’ in the book Questioning...
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September 10, 2020
The Australian Political Studies Association are sponsoring a panel discussion exploring the factors that determine contrasting levels of government efficacy in relation to disaster response. Comparing the experience of the 2019-20 bushfires where the federal government struggled to effect a...
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September 8, 2020
The line between fact and myth can be hard to work out when it comes to the realities of everyday social life! Our Expert Social Science Myth Busters from WSU and beyond tackle nitty gritty questions of sex, housework, animals,...
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September 10, 2020
Anthropology@UQ is hosting a zoom webinar Q&A to talk about anthropology careers. We have a range of alumni at hand who will talk about how they deployed their anthropology degrees and training to find work in a range of sectors....
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September 10, 2020
Members of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Children and Young People in the Criminal Justice System Thematic Group bring you this panel session exploring the way the ‘child offender’ has been constructed and understood throughout history and...
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September 8, 2020
Join us online for the launch of a ground-breaking new edited collection, Australian Mothering: Historical and Sociological Perspectives. Australian Mothering defines the field of maternal studies in Australia for the first time. Leading motherhood researchers explore how mothering has evolved across Australian...
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September 9, 2020
Despite not being explicitly captured in a Bill of Rights, freedom of speech is generally regarded as a core Australian value. Debates on this value have been felt across the social sphere, with examples seen through the creation of anti-vilification...
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September 11, 2020
This online event aims to bring together HDR students, early, mid, senior career researchers, and industry professionals from around Australia to talk about the latest cutting-edge research and policy developments in the space of Digital Justice: Technologies, Methods, and Research....
September 9, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world, states responded with various measures: denial; contact tracing; social distancing; phone apps; lockdown; economic stimulus; closed borders—even those states where COVID-19 was not present have made preparations for its arrival. Building on...
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September 11, 2020
The number of Autistic students in universities is increasing and there are several examples of universities working hard to create an environment that accepts and celebrates Autistic diversity. Yet, there is a lack of recognition that Autistic students may go...
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September 7, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic presents the profoundest public health and economic crisis of our times. The seemingly impossible has happened: borders have closed, nations have locked down, and individuals have socially isolated for the collective good. We find ourselves involved in...
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September 10, 2020
This event arises from the Australian Research Council-funded project Australian Cultural Fields: National and Transnational Dynamics based at Western Sydney University, focusing on a major new book, Fields, Capitals, Habitus: Australian Culture, Inequalities and Social Divisions (Routledge 2020). It addresses...
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September 7, 2020
There is a globalised imperative towards building security through the prevention of violent conflicts, and recognition that positive peace is achieved through political rather than military means. We know that the role of diplomacy in reducing the intensity of conflict...
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September 8, 2020
This event will report on and discuss how CSU offered social work micro-skills counselling and, group work theory and practice residential schools online. The speakers developed a cooperative inquiry research project to distil and share our knowledge with other educational...
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September 10, 2020
This panel will explore the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on young people’s transition from education to employment, and what policymakers can do to create genuine opportunities and avoid the scarring effects of youth unemployment. Presented in partnership with the...
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September 10, 2020
In 331 BC, Ancient Rome was facing a pandemic with a number of sudden deaths. Rather than turning to the obvious and logical explanation, a conspiracy emerged that direct blame towards a group of women who were poisoning men with...
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September 8, 2020
Universities occupy paradoxical places in contemporary society. The demand for higher education seems to be ever growing, and yet universities are never not in some kind of crisis. Covid-19 has accelerated a funding crisis in higher education that has been...
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September 8, 2020
As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, connections among households, public open spaces and urban life have all come into sharp focus, revealing numerous spatial inequalities across our cities. Could a ‘new green deal’ be the way forward for...
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September 8, 2020
Bringing Back Our International Students: The Future of International Education Across Australia and New Zealand’ Australia and New Zealand are major education exporters and the current COVID-19 crisis has presented great challenges to the sector, education institutions, and international students...
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September 10, 2020
This panel brings together Monash researchers from Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre and Monash Gender, Peace and Security, who have undertaken rapid research during the pandemic with local, national and international partners to capture the impact of the...
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September 11, 2020
In this webinar we examine the ‘percussive effects‘ of the pandemic and how the capacity to respond to the pandemic is uneven along the social fault lines of class, race, and gender. As social institutions, global and local economies, political...
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September 9, 2020
Ahead of their forthcoming book Gender and Political Leadership in Australia, the panellists will explore the role that gender identities, gender politics and gendered power relationships play in shaping political leadership in this country. Drawing from research in history, political...
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September 13, 2020
There will be three short presentations connected with the exhibition: Collections from the lunatic asylum: 1) Eileen Clark will outline the economic benefits of the asylum to the Beechworth community from the early days through to the present. These include...
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September 7, 2020
Imagine if we had to live through the physical isolation of a global pandemic without the internet and digital media – without Zoom, TikTok, FaceTime, Netflix, YouTube, or online learning. Digital media have allowed us to carry on in many...
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September 11, 2020
This radio program will wrap up Social Sciences Week with a discussion on empowering access to information for all members of society. Researchers from CSU’s School of Information Studies will share insight from their projects like supporting libraries in prisons...
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September 9, 2020
This is a webinar of 4 presentations: Playground users’ experience of a socially inclusive playspace: The case study of Livvi’s Place, Port Macquarie, NSW – Janice Ollerton and Associate Professor Rosemary Black Cross Cultural Pallative Care – Dr Sabine Wardle...
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September 9, 2020
Collaboration is vital in NRM space, as no one person or organisation can successfully address all the complex socio-ecological issues facing NRM in Australia. Research institutes and NRM practitioner agencies bring complementary expertise, experience and resources to complex – and...
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September 10, 2020
Monica Short and Dominic O’Sullivan will lead two panels. The first panel includes: Aboriginal Christian leader, Wakka Wakka woman and CEO of Common Grace,Brooke Prentis; Arabana woman of South Australia, Christian leader within the Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship of Australia and...
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September 10, 2020
Parallel to ‘crises’ are narratives of change and renewal steeped in the ephemeral concept of hope. Hope is an unsettling of the present; it is temporal and always deeply social, political and cultural. It is felt in the body as...
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September 9, 2020
The facts, alone, will not save us.  – Ruha Benjamin What can stories reveal about the challenges of our time? How can we imagine a different future? In this workshop, Dr Ash Watson shares her reading list of great sociological...
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September 10, 2020
Gross Domestic Product, while used so often, has long been criticised as a less than perfect measure of economic well-being. Alternative measures have been proposed to better reflect of societal well-being, and more recently, conventional measures of GDP are being...
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September 11, 2020
How can researchers use data and machine learning to address some of the world’s most pressing social issues, while actively engaging with end users and impacted communities? UQ’s Institute for Social Science Research presents a workshop with Professor Rhema Vaithianathan, Professor of...
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September 8, 2020
What type of Australia are we content to be? This is the question at the heart of the Life Course Centre. There are more than 1 million adults and children experiencing deep and persistent disadvantage in Australia today. We will compromise...
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September 11, 2020
In this Zoom webinar, former Liberal Party leader and federal Leader of the Opposition, Dr John Hewson, will launch Constitutional Reform as a Remedy for Political Disenchantment in Australia – The Discussion We Need, by Dr Bede Harris, Senior Lecturer...
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September 8, 2020
Discussions around invasive species management in Australia have become increasingly divisive and controversial. In this webinar, Dr Alexandra Knight and Dr Jen Bond will explore these human-invasive species conflicts, noting the human relationships and processes which underpin and reinforce them....
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September 10, 2020
The social sciences play an important role in addressing cybercrime. In this webinar, Dr David Mount will present the results of a collaborative research project undertaken in 2019-20 that focused on the development of a new tool to support the investigation...
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September 10, 2020
A panel exploring how we can best translate the demands of the Black Lives Matter movement into longlasting meaningful change at the University of Melbourne. About this Event ‘Black Lives Matter’ (BLM) has been at the forefront of highlighting how...
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September 9, 2020
Join The University of Newcastle for a screening of David Dhert’s film The Village Resists and a conversation with David and members of the Rio Indigenous community about what happened to the multi-ethnic urban Indigenous community of Aldeia Maracanã in...
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September 8, 2020
Where Should Change Happen?   Panel members  Professor Claire Annesley, Dean of UNSW Arts, Architecture and Design Professor Jan Breckenridge, Head of UNSW School of Social Sciences Dr Simon Adams, UNSW Alumni and Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to...
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September 8, 2020
This live webinar aims to engage individuals working with people with a disability or older Australians who may not be able to physically access nature. Values of the benefits of facilitating programs to have people connect with nature will be...
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September 10, 2020
Where do archaeologists work? Which skills does an archaeology degree give you? Will an archaeology degree make you job-ready? For Social Science Week, we will be sitting down with UWA Archaeology graduates to talk about their professional experiences and how...
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September 8, 2020
Racism has been one of the most destructive influences on science and society over the last 200 years. While racism as a dominant political force was largely abolished after WWII, scientific myths about human difference live on today in disturbing...
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September 8, 2020
Gaining and sustaining paid work is important to the health, wellbeing and quality of life of most people, and the adverse effects of long-term underemployment and unemployment are well documented. Numerous policy initiatives over many years have failed to reduce...
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September 7, 2020
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...
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September 7, 2020
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...
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September 11, 2020
Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia, the phrase “We’re all in this together” has transformed from a message of hope into a unifying mantra by governments, civil society groups, and citizens alike. This catchphrase may elicit some enthusiasm for community,...
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September 10, 2020
The rise of coronavirus has brought into view the complex intersections between infectious diseases and social, economic and political life. It has focused our attention on the importance of interactions between microbes, animals, humans, and societies in a swiftly changing...
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September 9, 2020
With the US Presidential election fast approaching we ask what the campaign and its aftermath will mean for the US and the world. The US faces a series of crises at home and abroad. COIVD-19 continues to wreak havoc on...
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September 9, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has put governance systems around the world to the greatest test in living memory. The variation in responses and results has opened up the debate as to the ability of different regimes and international institutions to deliver...
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September 12, 2019
This is a closed event for students in the Faculty of Arts at University of Melbourne. A Q&A event in association with an exhibition of prize-winning photography from the New York Times focusing on the way people engage visually with...
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September 11, 2019
This is a closed event for students at Hobart College. Dr Catherine Robinson, Anglicare Tasmania and Applied Sociology Portfolio Leader for the Australian Sociological Association will speak with Hobart College students about her experience as co-host and sociological consultant on...
September 13, 2019
This is a closed event for students at Loyola College. Professor Dan Woodman from the University of Melbourne will talk to Loyola College students about the future of work and how careers of the future can be informed by a...
September 11, 2019
This is a closed event for Sociology VCE students at RMIT Urban School, Victoria. Dr Kathryn Daly from RMIT University will engage in a discussion with VCE Sociology students about the ways that Sociology approaches thinking about community and social...
September 11, 2019
This is a closed event for Global Politics VCE students at RMIT Urban School, Victoria. Associate Professor Tim Lynch from the University of Melbourne will engage in a discussion with students about Global Politics, including Syria and climate change.
September 11, 2019
This is a closed event for Sociology students at Ilim College, Victoria. Dr Diana Johns from the University of Melbourne will engage in a discussion with students about three topics: How is crime defined and who defines crime? Factors contributing...
September 9, 2019
This is a closed event for Sociology students at Keilor Downs Secondary College, Victoria. Associate Prof Katie Wright and Dr Sara James from Latrobe University will engage in a discussion with students about crime and deviance and popular culture.
September 13, 2019
UNSW School of Social Sciences and the Social Work Student Association will host a Social Work Careers Symposium as part of Social Sciences Week @UNSW. The symposium will provide an opportunity for current Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) students to...
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September 12, 2019
The Research & Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence is delighted to invite you to attend our September session of Brotherhood Talks: Danielle Wood from the Grattan Institute joins Dr. Dina Bowman from the Brotherhood to examine why women’s economic disadvantage remains a live issue...
September 9, 2019
Current policies have become disconnected from the concerns of everyday people. In our present political climate, economic insecurity and worsening inequality have made decent jobs, affordable housing and a strong public service precarious. Indifference towards truth, in favour of vested...
September 7, 2019
Considering undergraduate study in the area of social sciences but not sure what to choose? UNSW School of Social Sciences will be hosting a series of short presentations at UNSW Open Day on Saturday 7 September covering the broad range of study options
September 16, 2019
Coordinator: Dr Fiona McGaughey, UWA Modern Slavery Research Cluster Keynote speaker: Professor Justine Nolan (UNSW) Held at The University of Western Australia, the symposium brings together academics from across Australia, the UK, India, and elsewhere, along with industry and government...
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September 12, 2019
In recent times, both feminisms and femininities have taken on spectacular forms within what Banet-Weiser (2018) terms a broader ‘economy of visibility’. Many have questioned what transformations, possibilities, and consequences feminine visibilities indicate in relation to feminism, as feminist aims,...
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September 13, 2019
As part of national Social Sciences Week 2019, CHASS is organising a series of free public events in collaboration with publishers Routledge-Taylor & Francis. Called ‘Social Sciences Stars’, this series will be held in three cities – Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne on Monday,...
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September 11, 2019
As part of national Social Sciences Week 2019, CHASS is organising a series of free public events in collaboration with publishers Routledge-Taylor & Francis. Called ‘Social Sciences Stars’, this series will be held in three cities – Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne on Monday,...
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September 9, 2019
As part of national Social Sciences Week 2019, CHASS is organising a series of free public events in collaboration with publishers Routledge-Taylor & Francis. Called ‘Social Sciences Stars’, this series will be held in three cities – Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne on Monday,...
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September 13, 2019
Speakers: Dr Yasuo Takao (Curtin), Dr Nicole Tarulevicz (Tasmania), Dr Nichole Georgeou (WSU), Dr Charles Hawksley (Wollongong), Dr Linda Steele (UTS), Dr Farzana Tanima (Wollongong), Dr Belinda Gibbons (Wollongong) The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals have set an ambitious set...
September 11, 2019
Professor Jude McCulloch, Professor JaneMaree Maher and Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon A Social Sciences Week 2019 event In this seminar, we reflect on the problems and possibilities of counting intimate femicide in the context of a three-year Australian Research Council funded...
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September 12, 2019
With more nations taking steps to tighten their borders and more people on the move than ever before, perhaps no force in today’s world is as polarizing as global migration. This panel discussion will bring together journalists from The New York...
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September 12, 2019
A free public forum for parents and their kids about screen-time Register here.  It’s the dilemma facing every parent, and is being called a crisis by some. How much screen-time is too much? What impact is it having on learning...
September 12, 2019
This Social Sciences Week event is presented by the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) and the School of Sociology at the Australian National University. This public panel features three social scientists who research the intersections of young people, digitalisation,...
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September 12, 2019
There has been a dramatic decline in the Australian public’s trust in politics and politicians for more than a decade. While the public’s disaffection with politics has not declined to the level of some other countries, restoring faith in politics...
September 11, 2019
What does it mean for universities to collaborate well in Indigenous-settler relations? How can collaboration be supported and nurtured in ways that advance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander goals and aspirations? Across our institutions of higher education there are many...
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September 10, 2019
Speakers Fiona Haines and Andrew Day in conversation with Juliet Rogers ‘Why should we trust you? Thinking through the role of evidence in making difficult decisions’ In an era of fake news, alternative facts, and opinion being conflated with expertise...
September 9, 2019
The majority of Australian criminological scholarship is focused on crime and criminal justice in urban settings; however, rural criminology is an important and growing area of work highlighting the unique issues surrounding crime, disorder, and criminal justice in non-urban settings....
September 12, 2019
This one-day forum offers an opportunity for addressing knowledge and experience on human trafficking and modern-day slavery in South Australia (SA) with particular emphasis on forced marriage. The aim of the forum is to bring academics, service providers (such as...
September 10, 2019
Presented by Professor Sarah Maddison (University of Melbourne) ·         Jointly Hosted by Australian Political Science Association (APSA), Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA), and The School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland (UQ) ·         6-8pm (includes...
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September 13, 2019
Participants: Dr Nikola Pijović (Queens University Belfast) and Dr Tim Legrand (University of Adelaide) Panel description: In this panel, leading security scholars explore the convergence of national and international security imperatives, and how these impact on Australia’s future. Increasingly, the...
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September 10, 2019
Join UTS FASS during Social Sciences Week for a screening of Australian documentary Return to Bosnia. Twenty-five years after fleeing a brutal civil war in Bosnia, Damir Mitric returns to uncover the pain and trauma that still divides his homeland.  Following the film, we...
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September 9, 2019
The UNE Centre for Rural Criminology is the world’s only research centre dedicated to rural crime. Rural crime costs the community and government millions of dollars in losses each year in Australia, and can have a devastating social and economic...
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September 10, 2019
Social media are now firmly embedded in the daily lives of many people, as channels for connection, as sources of news and information, and as archives of personal memories. At the same time, public trust in social media companies has...
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September 11, 2019
Hosted by: Monash Gender Peace and Security Centre Presented by: Sarah Brown, 2019 Monash GPS Youth Fellow
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September 10, 2019
Join Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett, industry experts, university practitioners and international students for a #SSW2019 panel discussion on a vital issue that is often overlooked: the mental health of international students in Australia. In this special event, Monash Migration and Inclusion...
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September 9, 2019
Hosted by: School of Social Sciences and Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre. This event will be live recorded for ABC RN Big Ideas. This conversation will explore issues that are too often treated in isolation: critiques of border regulation, how...
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September 10, 2019
Social media are now firmly embedded in the daily lives of many people, as channels for connection, as sources of news and information, and as archives of personal memories. At the same time, public trust in social media companies has...
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September 10, 2019
Professor Fiona Haines in conversation with Professor Andrew Day Moderated by Associate Professor Juliet Rogers In an era of fake news, alternative facts, and opinion being conflated with expertise in the interests of maintaining ‘balance’, the need for evidence has...
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September 9, 2019
The University of Melbourne occupies an important place in our community; supporting the exchange of ideas and new knowledge, and promoting debate on issues of local, national and international concern. It is therefore vital that the University and its activities...
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September 12, 2019
Ageing in Australia: Changes, choices and challenges Rural and regional communities experience population ageing differently to major metropolitan centres. Despite this, the distinctive strengths and challenges of rural Australia are often overlooked in macro level decisions about health and aged...
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September 11, 2019
Opinion polls show that Australians are increasingly disenchanted with the way politics is conducted. In this paper Bede Harris argues that most of the problems which give rise to this sentiment originate in flaws in the constitution, but that the...
September 11, 2019
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) codifies and shows the scope of indigenous political and cultural rights. It recognises that the universal right to self-determination belongs to peoples as well as to individuals and that...
September 11, 2019
One aim: Social justice Two hours of free professional development over a lunchtime Listen live from your desk at home and/or work via the link (Please note the webinar will be recorded.) Three words: Time for solidarity Four challenging speakers with...
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September 10, 2019
Social media is the new arena where ideas and individuals live or die at the will of the mob. As a celebrity, Magda Szubanski has often found herself at the centre of these lawless, sometimes bruising interactions. But it was...
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September 10, 2019
The University of Queensland’s School of Social Science and Institute for Social Science Research invite you to attend the 2019 John Western Public Lecture delivered by Professor Rhema Vaithianathan. The lecture will explore the history of data analytics for social good, the...
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September 12, 2019
Professor David Trigger, University of Queensland and University of Western Australia with discussants Mr Kevin Smith, CEO, Queensland South Native Title Services and Professor Tim Rowse, Western Sydney University Native title in Australia is a significant issue for Indigenous claimants...
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September 10, 2019
The Women in Trades: Understanding Resilience Team, Charles Sturt University is pleased to launch: ‘A trade of one’s own’ Regional NSW stakeholder findings – barriers and proposed solutions for women in the manual trades 2019 This Report details consolidated findings across three comprehensive...
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September 9, 2019
This Social Sciences Week event is presented by the School of Government and International Relations (SGIR), Griffith University’s Indigenous Research Unit (IRU), and the Centre for Governance and Public Policy (CGPP). An expert panel drawn from our Aboriginal and
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September 12, 2019
Location map: https://maps.unimelb.edu.au/dir?pointB=663441 Presenter: Yoland Wadsworth, Sociologist Author, Adjunct Professor RMIT University (Honorary) Presenting highlights from four decades of the social science career of Yoland Wadsworth, author of Australia’s best-selling research and evaluation books Do It Yourself Social Research and Everyday Evaluation...
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September 13, 2019
Organiser: UWA Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education We invite you to participate in the FABLE Festival of HDR Research, a forum designed to create a shared space for HDR research dissemination. The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and...
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September 12, 2019
Presenter: Professor Rob Cover (UWA and RMIT University) The Queer Generations Project is a recently-completed Australian Research Council project which has been investigated the social conditions of support and belonging among gender- and sexually-diverse persons growing up in different parts...
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September 10, 2019
Chair: Professor Rob Cover (UWA and RMIT University) Health communication, and its social impact, has in recent years become more complex than ever before, due to a number of factors, including both the shift to a digital culture, the ready...
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September 10, 2019
Presenter: Professor Benjamin Reilly Electoral reform is a hot issue in the United States, particularly since the election of President Donald Trump. This presentation will examine how US reformers are seeking to introduce distinctively Australian institutions such as compulsory voting,...
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September 10, 2019
Presenter: Professor Samina Yasmeen Venue: UWA – Geography and Geology building, GGGL G.21 Webb Lecture Theatre (Room 21, Ground) The simulation exercise includes groups of representatives from the South Asian and Middle Eastern countries who are tasked to find some resolution of...
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September 10, 2019
Leading political economist Frank Stilwell and a panel of speakers will discuss economic inequality –  inequalities of wealth and incomes, globally and nationally – examining the scale of the problem and how it affects our wellbeing.  They will also show...
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September 12, 2019
Part of Social Sciences Week, this public event will analyse the changes that occur when gender is pushed to the forefront of debates about war, violence and security, including the ways in which periods of peace and war are understood....
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September 11, 2019
Part of Social Sciences Week, this talk will feature an expert panel of political scientists presenting answers to critical questions about what went on in the 2019 federal election. The speakers will engage with a range of topics including tax...
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September 11, 2019
‘Rethinking LGBTQI+ Lives and the Law in the 21st century’ will analyse the new ways in which LGBTQI+ citizens experience aspects of the contemporary legal system. A panel of experts will discuss the expunging of gay men’s criminal records of...
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September 10, 2019
‘Mutating Racisms’ explores the new modes of racism emerging in the 21st century – including Islamophobia – and discusses the increasing roles states or governments play in the perpetuation of this hatred. A panel of leading researchers in human rights,...
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September 11, 2019
AI IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK: Everyday Life and the Digital Revolution Introduction by Professor Mike Innes (ASSA Fellow) Lecture presented by Professor Anthony Elliott Event Flyer In this provocative lecture, Cambridge-trained sociologist Anthony Elliott argues that much of what...
September 11, 2019
Mini-conference and networking event: Meeting the challenges of the future for Southeast Asia and Northern Australia Presented by the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society (CIFAS), Charles Darwin University 9am – 12 noon followed by a light lunch Savannah...
September 10, 2019
The Two University Freedoms: Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech Two concepts are much bandied about in contemporary public debate about universities: Academic freedom and freedom of speech. Almost everyone agrees that they are very important but opinions differ wildly...
September 10, 2019
AUSTRALIAN CRITICAL RACE & WHITENESS STUDIES ASSOCIATION WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE ALFRED DEAKIN INSTITUTE FOR CITIZENSHIP & GLOBALISATION Event flyer 10 September 2019 1-4pm A team of scholar-activists will facilitate a workshop for PhD candidates, ECRs and senior scholars in...
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September 17, 2019
This is a public event run by Flinders university’s Government group to introduce the ‘science of politics’. We will run a series of games to explore the science behind political behavior and how citizens think about politics. This event is...
September 12, 2019
Spencer von Einem.  Ivan Milat.  Martin Bryant.  Names we all know.  But what about their victims? This event brings together criminal psychologist and author Tim Watson-Munro, ex-NSW police detective and author Duncan McNab, and criminologist, author and television presenter Dr Xanthé...
September 13, 2019
In recent times, both feminisms and femininities have taken on spectacular forms within what Banet-Weiser (2018) terms a broader ‘economy of visibility’. Many have questioned what transformations, possibilities, and consequences feminine visibilities indicate in relation to feminism, as feminist aims,...
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September 12, 2019
Thursday 12 September 2019 University of Technology, Sydney My School Conference program Registration is free, but is required. Click here to register. Taking the forthcoming ten-year anniversary of the My School website as a starting point this one day summit...
September 13, 2018
A free event for Year 12 and FE students, and for teachers, careers advisers and parents. “Engaged anthropology @UQ” will be held at the amazing UQ Anthropology Museum. Students will be involved in a hands-on activity: “Connect-Reconnect”, exploring how anthropologists connect objects, photographs...
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September 13, 2018
The anthropology departments/disciplines of Macquarie, Sydney and Western Sydney universities will come together to promote the discipline of anthropology. Anthropology Day is a free event for Year 12 and FE students, and for teachers, careers advisers and parents. Students can explore career...
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September 13, 2018
Anthopologists from the University of Western Australia will come together to promote the discipline of anthropology. Anthropology Day is a free event for Year 12 and FE students, and for teachers, careers advisers and parents. Students can explore career paths with anthropology,...
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September 13, 2018
The anthropology departments/disciplines of Deakin, Latrobe, Melbourne, and Monash universities will come together to promote the discipline of anthropology. Anthropology Day is a free event for Year 12 and FE students, and for teachers, careers advisers and parents. Students can explore career...
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September 11, 2018
[This is a closed event for students at St Catherine’s School, Toorak, Victoria]  In this workshop, Dr Joshua Roose, scholar of the role of masculinity in the rise of western foreign fighters, political Islam, and of contemporary multiculturalism and the...
September 12, 2018
This is a closed event for Year 11 students of Northcote High School Members of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, including academic scholars and industry stakeholders, will be visiting Year 11 Northcote High School students in Social Sciences Week to discuss prospective...
September 11, 2018
[This is a closed event for Sociology students at Wodonga Senior Secondary College, Victoria]   Eileen Clarke, Editor of Nexus, the newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association and experienced sociologist who has worked inside and outside of academic settings will discuss...
September 14, 2018
(This is a closed event for Sociology students at Keilor Downs College, Victoria) Dr Diarmaid Harkin’s talk will unpack the international dimensions to forms of crime and the cross-jurisdictional challenges of managing international offending.  
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September 10, 2018
[This is a closed event for Sociology students at Korumburra Secondary College, Victoria]  Dr Max Holleran and Professor Dan Woodman from the University of Melbourne will engage in a discussion with students about social movements – including the different types...
September 12, 2018
Lecture presented by Professor Heather Douglas Every year millions of women turn to law as an integral part of their strategy to live lives free and safe from domestic violence. Women apply for protection orders, family court orders and orders...
September 11, 2018
Lecture presented by Professor Heather Douglas Every year millions of women turn to law as an integral part of their strategy to live lives free and safe from domestic violence. Women apply for protection orders, family court orders and orders...
September 14, 2018
A visual anthropology exhibition 14/9/18 – 12/10/18 The Colours of Anthropology exhibition is an exploration of sensory ethnography with a particular focus on colour. It showcases the photographs of ANU anthropologists taken during their research “in the field” in various places...
September 10, 2018
There is a Q&A forum event, with the theme ‘crimes against women’ that has very interesting guest speakers including; Mark Morri – a crime author and journalist who would be most commonly known for his published book ‘Remembering Anita Cobby’. Other guest...
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September 14, 2018
A Public Q&A presented by the School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University and proudly supported by The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) Parole involves releasing offenders back into the community under supervision to serve a...
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September 15, 2018
The Symposium aims to engage members of the community, scholars, artists and community activists on the problems of defining Islam and the impacts of such definitions on the lives of contemporary Muslims in Australia today. It is jointly organized by...
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September 11, 2018
Speaker: Professor Greg Barton As another terrible anniversary approaches what are we to make of the global threat of terrorism, and 17 years of metaphorical, and real, war in countering terrorism? What have protracted military campaigns in Iraq, Syria and...
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September 11, 2018
Today’s media environment has meant that a diversity of voices can now be heard and represented, yet to what extent are the nuances within diverse groups heard? Do these diverse voices within different groups remain silenced as they do not...
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September 13, 2018
Deakin Law School and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology invite you to an information session on Bail Reform in Victoria – Managing Risk. The Victorian government commissioned Justice Paul Coghlan QC to advise how Victoria’s bail system should...
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September 13, 2018
The School of Social Science invites guests to the book launch of Jenny Munro’s book Dreams made small: The education of Papuan Highlanders in Indonesia at the Anthropology Museum, The University of Queensland, Michie Building. Description For the last five...
September 12, 2018
The Institute for Social Science Research and School of Social Science invite guests to the book launch of Cameron Parsell’s book The Homeless Person in Contemporary Society. Description The homeless person is thought to be different. Whereas we get to determine...
September 13, 2018
1968 is remembered as the year that sparked many near revolutions: the assassination of Martin Luther King and urban revolts in America, massive student protests in Paris, a rebellion against USSR in Prague, and many others. While none of these events became...
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September 12, 2018
As part of the national Social Sciences Week, CHASS is organising a series of free public events in collaboration with publishers Routledge-Taylor & Francis, and The Conversation. Called ‘Social Sciences Stars’, this series will be held in three cities – Canberra, Sydney...
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September 13, 2018
As part of the national Social Sciences Week, CHASS is organising a series of free public events in collaboration with publishers Routledge-Taylor & Francis, and The Conversation. Called ‘Social Sciences Stars’, this series will be held in three cities – Canberra, Sydney...
September 12, 2018
Presented by Dr Peta Cook, Senior Lecturer of Sociology at the University of Tasmania. Ageism – prejudice based in a set of ideas, attitudes and beliefs regarding chronological age and the ageing process – is commonly experienced by older adults....
September 10, 2018
As part of the national Social Sciences Week, CHASS is organising a series of free public events in collaboration with publishers Routledge-Taylor & Francis and The Conversation. Called ‘Social Sciences Stars’, this series will be held in three cities – Canberra, Sydney and...
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September 13, 2018
Australia’s inaugural Anthropology Day will be on Thursday, 13 September 2018 Organised by The Australian Anthropological Society, Anthropology Day is part of Social Sciences Week , which aims to deepen public awareness of the social sciences in Australia. Local Events Anthropology departments...
September 11, 2018
This public lecture was delivered by Julian Burnside AO QC.  It was followed by a panel discussion on ‘Asylum Seekers and Australian Policy’ with Monash social scientists Associate Professor Rebecca Wickes, Professor Leanne Weber, Associate Professor Alan Gamlen and Dr...
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September 13, 2018
This initiative is driven by the need to interrogate the national framework ‘Australia’ and its many implications. Crucially, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture, politics, and arts have challenged Australian Studies since the 1990s, and continues to pose a...
September 12, 2018
A Social Sciences Research, Community and Engagement Discussion In an era marked by Brexit, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, the election of US President Donald Trump, and many years of problematic governance in parts of South East Asia and South America,...
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September 12, 2018
Postgrads discuss research with visiting scholar Professor John Keane, Politics, University of Sydney, and Sydney Democracy Network. Hosted by UWA School of Social Sciences and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies.  
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September 11, 2018
The UWA School of Social Sciences Annual Social Sciences Week Public Lecture by John Keane, Professor of Politics, University of Sydney. Democracy urgently needs reimagining if it is to address the dangers and opportunities posed by current global realities, argues...
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September 11, 2018
A Masterclass with John Keane, Professor of Politics, University of Sydney. Presented by the UWA School of Social Sciences and the Institute of Advanced Studies. There is a widespread feeling that we are living in times of a new global...
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September 13, 2018
Social Sciences Week Student Symposium, JCU Douglas Campus “The social sciences and humanities produce knowledge and insights about our societies and our past, our complex relations to each other and to our environment. They are crucial to building, understanding and improving...
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September 12, 2018
Please come along to a free community education event including drinks and canapés to learn what criminology is and what criminologists do.  This free event is being hosted by the Griffith University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Griffith University Criminology Student...
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September 12, 2018
Join us for a conversation with young Melbourne activist and author Nevo Zisin as they discuss gender, identity, relationships and finding a sense of place. Nevo Zisin is a young activist, student, writer and public speaker with a particular focus on...
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September 11, 2018
What could be more fitting in Social Sciences week, than to honour the memory of Professor Tony Vinson – eminent social researcher, passionate reformer and among his many former roles, Chair of Social Work at UNSW? Join us to hear...
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September 12, 2018
Professor Peter Beilharz will moderate the panel discussion, ‘Why are Australian Men so prone to loneliness? And what we are going to do about it?’ Speakers: Professor Adrian Franklin (UniSA); Dr Katrina Jaworski (UniSA); Professor Bruce Tranter (UTAS) Time: 6pm–6.30: drinks and...
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September 14, 2018
As part of Social Sciences Week, The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, in conjunction with The University of Adelaide’s Fay Gale Centre is pleased to present the 2018 Fay Gale Lecture: DECOLONISING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE? Presented by Professor Genevieve...
September 13, 2018
Creating Pathways to Child Wellbeing in Disadvantaged Communities Children living in economically deprived areas, especially First Nations children, are more likely than those from more affluent communities to drop out of school, become trapped in inter-generational cycles of poverty and...
September 13, 2018
As part of Social Sciences Week, The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, in conjunction with The University of Adelaide is pleased to present the 2018 Paul Bourke Lecture: GAMING DISORDER: Meeting the Challenges of a New Disorder Presented...
September 12, 2018
Experts, who needs ‘em? – Promoting the Value of Expertise in Decision-Making in Australia’s Future Doors open at 12 noon for 12.30pm – 1.30pm Light lunch served immediately after Featuring: Sarah Burr – Senior Adviser, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet...
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September 12, 2018
As part of Social Sciences Week, The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, in conjunction with The University of New South Wales is pleased to present the 2018 Fay Gale Lecture: DECOLONISING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE? Presented by Professor Genevieve Bell...
September 10, 2018
The Policy Lab at The University of Melbourne has been studying the rapid growth of public sector innovation labs around the world. These labs employ a range of social science and other methods and are seen as a mechanism for...
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September 11, 2018
At university information days around the country, prospective students (and their parents!) often ask ‘What job will I get if I study political science?’ The answer, political scientists will often say, is that the possibilities are endless. This panel provides...
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September 14, 2018
Symposium:Migration, Social Inclusion and the Multicultural City Cities remain at the centre of global migration flows and challenges of diversity – as the principal destination for migrant settlement, as the localised site for national anxieties, as the space where human...
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DUE TO ILLNESS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Public Lecture 6pm drinks and canapés Anthony Elliott   In this provocative lecture, Cambridge-trained sociologist Anthony Elliott argues that much of what passes for conventional wisdom about the AI Revolution is either ill-considered...
September 11, 2018
September 11, Australian National University, Canberra Event Flyer Keynote Speaker: Professor Deborah Lupton. Deborah is an internationally renowned sociologist and foremost advocate for engagement with digital spaces and methods. This one-day symposium explores new and emerging social research into digital spaces...
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September 11, 2018
There is no closure in a cold case. Jane, Arnna and Grant Beaumont, collectively known as the Beaumont children, disappeared from Glenelg Beach on Australia Day 1966. Their disappearance has led to one of the largest police investigations in Australian...
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