September 6, 2021
Looking for lockdown trivia to get you through September? We have you covered with Social Sciences Week trivia slides ready to go anytime. Choose ‘general’ or ‘expert’ (or both), download the Qs (and As!), then gather your friends, family or...
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September 7, 2021
Is online dating changing our relationships? If you’re over 40 you’ll probably remember when online dating was seen as something only ‘desperate’ people did. Now, it’s as popular as toilet paper at that first mention of “lockdown”. But is online...
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September 6, 2021
Youth Futures: Civic participation, social justice, and COVID-19 A Social Sciences Week event organised by the School of Social Sciences & Monash Arts Young people have had a particularly challenging time during COVID-19, with major disruptions to study, precarious and...
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September 6, 2021
If you have a difficult problem to solve, ask a social scientist! Why aren’t women politicians given senior roles in government? Are the spaces below our feet really terra nullius and if they are not, what’s down there? And, why...
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September 6, 2021
This online event will discuss applying the concept of intersectionality in participatory research with forcibly displaced and stateless women and girls, to explore their complex situations and to identify effective responses to sexual and gender-based violence and barriers to gender...
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September 8, 2021
What is Intersectionality? How does Intersectionality enable us to identify and address institutional barriers to meaningful Equity Diversity and Inclusion? How do we plan for inclusion in an increasingly complex world where diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of...
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September 10, 2021
The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) is organising a special event to mark its 50th Anniversary. This Symposium will discuss the COVID-19 Pandemic and the role of the Social Sciences in theory, policy, practice and understanding. The...
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September 8, 2021
Times of crisis and natural disasters are associated with increased violence against women and children and often with reduced access to support services. COVID-19 is no exception with pandemic control measures restricting people’s movements and confining many women and children...
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September 10, 2021
Join Max Schleser and Shuai Li to zoom in on the growing community of smartphone filmmaking. Learn how to shoot, edit on the fly, and create a short mobile-mentary (mobile documentary), digital story or micro-movie as an advocacy tool for...
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September 6, 2021
Former Senator Scott Ludlam, ICAN Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dimity Hawkins and Dr Julie Kimber share their experiences changing the world In this public lecture, Scott Ludlam will discuss learnings from his book, ‘Full Circle: A search for the world...
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September 9, 2021
In Australia, women from migrant and refugee backgrounds experience domestic and family violence at least as frequently as women in the wider population but face particular barriers to accessing the services that can help. These barriers include social isolation, threats...
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September 9, 2021
Youth and Experiences of Debt David Farrugia, Julia Cook, Kate Senior, Steven Threadgold, Julia Coffey, Kate Davies, Barrie Shannon and Adriana Haro This seminar presents preliminary findings from the FEDUA funded research program ‘Regional youth in precarious times: Work, wellbeing...
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September 8, 2021
In this online discussion, Dr Farnaz Zirakbash (Swinburne sociology), Dr Evie Kendel (Swinburne, health promotion and public health) and Kit McMahon (CEO of WHISE, women’s health in the Southeast Melbourne) will examine the intersections between the social sciences and health...
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September 7, 2021
Talk 1: Community engagement, hope, forgiveness and relationship: A social work, sociological and theological conversation by Dr Monica Short, Charles Sturt University ‘Seeking to address barriers and build the capacity and confidence of people to participate in, and negotiate and...
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September 10, 2021
Join The University of Newcastle’s Alternative Futures Research Network (UoN-AFRN) and New Economy Network Australia (NENA) for a monthly workshop series, which invites leading scholars, intellectuals, and activists from all over the world to discuss, challenge and re-define ‘quality of...
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September 6, 2021
The University of Newcastle will kick off Social Science week with a thunderous celebration of the emerging social science scholarship and the rich diversity of inquiry happening within the disciplines of anthropology, sociology and criminology. We welcome you to a...
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September 9, 2021
The University of Sydney is proud to host the seventh Sydney Cancer Conference, a national forum showcasing existing and emerging strengths in cancer research across Australia. Sydney Cancer Conference (SCC2021) will be held September 9 and 10, 2021 online. The...
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September 7, 2021
Last year, COVID-19 shone a light on women’s vulnerability to economic shocks. In 2021, collective anger at the pandemic of male violence has boiled over and women across Australia are rallying to demand political action to address the systemic drivers...
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September 8, 2021
Social life is being pushed to extremes. While billionaires explore outer space, city residents from Parramatta to New Delhi contend with the proliferation of heat and dust – by-products of local and global industrial activity. If science could once imagine...
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September 8, 2021
Cities have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: CBDs have become ghost towns, entertainment venues are on life support, and epidemiological fears have made normal activities like riding on public transit or going to the cinema fraught choices. This...
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September 9, 2021
The University of Wollongong, in partnership with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC), is excited to announce they are hosting the Second biannual Tony Vinson Memorial Lecture as part of Social Sciences Week 2021. The Tony Vinson...
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September 10, 2021
We examine some social, economic, and legislative dimensions of electricity production in the context of climate change and COVID-19 About this event The causes and effects of COVID-19 are environmental and social, national and international. This panel from Sydney University’s...
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September 8, 2021
During the pandemic, we have frequently been told that we are ‘all in this together’. Yet, experiences of the pandemic have varied markedly. About this event From older Australians, homeless people, and frontline healthcare professionals to highly policed communities, the...
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September 8, 2021
Automation is finding its way into many systems that impact our everyday lives. AI and machine learning programs increasingly make decisions about a person’s credit score, determine the routes that food delivery operators should take via UberEats or Deliveroo, automate...
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A 2021 Social Sciences Week event from the Borders and Diversity Research Program of the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, this virtual panel discussion on Critical Race Theory in the social sciences and humanities features leading...
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September 7, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories has intensified. Like the virus itself, the theories spread quickly and contain multiple variants. While conspiracy theories are often attributed to marginal or fringe populations, COVID has shown...
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September 10, 2021
Gaining and sustaining employment is widely recognised as a critical determinant of health, wellbeing, and quality of life, and unemployment and underemployment are major issues for people with disability. Customised Employment is an innovative approach that supports people with a...
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September 9, 2021
Critical sociological inquiry has been at the forefront of a determination to create socially just change in our world. Sociologically informed research has helped activists, advocates and policy makers to understand the complex issues of discrimination, marginalisation and exclusion. Researchers...
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September 9, 2021
What have been the long-term cultural and political impacts of the terrorist attacks of September 11th? Did the terrorist attacks mark a permanent inflection point in US foreign policy or Australia-US relations? What has been the experience of Muslim, and...
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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 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 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 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 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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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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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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