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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...
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...
September 10, 2021
What are the lessons of ad hoc policy experiments and the way forward to an economic security agenda in a post-pandemic world? About this event COVID-19 was a shock that overwhelmed the economic and social security systems of many countries....
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September 6, 2021
How the calls to combat the pandemic turned into a show of political attitude. About this event The use of masks and vaccines to control and prevent the spread of the coronavirus have been a political flash point over the...
September 6, 2021
Advances in neuroscience and epigenetics within the field of trauma research and practice have progressed rapidly over the last two decades. Yet, a therapeutic practice with its roots in the ancient connection with outdoor environment still offers simple living as...
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...
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...
September 6, 2021
Project Information: The Campaign Explorer database and citizen science project is a Australia’s first ever large scale database of environmental collective action, designed to help activists and researchers design and implement effective grassroots activism to address our environmental challenges. The...
September 6, 2021
Many of us are asking, where to from here while Australia remains in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic? No household has been untouched and Australia, once seen as a global success story for its pandemic response, is now facing...
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...
September 6, 2021
Social Justice Matters is a short video essay competition for high school students – tell us what social justice issue you are passionate about, why it matters, and what we can do to address this issue. This competition is being...
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...
September 6, 2021
Ethnography. Ethno-graphy. Culture-writing. What may this have to do with the Hunter Valley and human and environmental change? Since 2015, Hedda Askland has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork with mining affected communities in the Hunter Valley. She is one of many...
September 6, 2021
This session invites people from across the education sector to learn about and contribute to an increased attention to the important role of the humanities and social sciences in education. While the session will highlight the context of Western Sydney,...
September 6, 2021
At a time of increasing conflict, the laws of international war have never been more important as a restraint on the use of force in armed conflict.  Because of this, we’re giving you the opportunity to talk directly to our Tasmanian...
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...
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...
September 7, 2021
During this webinar, Roberto Daniele Co-Chair of the Australasia Chapter of Catalyst 2030 will provide an introduction to Catalyst 2030 and the Catalyst 2030 Australasia Chapter.  Then Dr Sharon Zivkovic will introduce the new Catalyst 2030 Social Entrepreneurial Scholar Practitioner...
September 7, 2021
Humans have disagreed about the idea of justice for millennia. But as we confront a world of uncertainty and disruption, with rising inequality, anger and polarisation, it has become difficult to talk about big questions like justice and fairness, or...
September 7, 2021
This virtual panel discussion hosted by Diversity and Creative Social Change, School of Social Sciences features Firdaws Karim (WSU), Ayah Abubasheer (ACU), Joumanah El Matrah. The session will be chaired by Professor Linda Briskman. This panel brings forth the experiences...
September 7, 2021
Farmers and regional communities need appropriate evidence to effectively managing natural resources around them in the NSW Murray Valley.Three speakers, including two past and current farmers from the Mid-Murray Valley region around Deniliquin, NSW, will present their views of past...
September 7, 2021
Drawing on the leading voices of international researchers and practitioners, this presentation provides readers with a brief snapshot of our current knowledge surrounding outdoor therapies practices. Sharing outdoor approaches ranging from garden therapy to wilderness therapy and from equine-assisted therapy...
September 7, 2021
Australasian Cities Research Network “Speaking Out” Seminar #3 In this the third, and, final, seminar in the ACRN’s “Speaking Out Series” for 2021, and to celebrate Social Science Week, hear from a number of urban studies scholars reflect upon their...
September 7, 2021
This panel of tourism and heritage experts will consider the sustainable future of tourism in our (post-)pandemic future, in the context of Australia’s historic efforts to manage mobilities and disease. Tourism, as the practice of people travelling to other places...
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...
September 7, 2021
Despite a recession and a global pandemic, Australian house prices continue to reach new highs. How did we get here? Will today’s young Australians ever be able to afford to buy a house? What are the implications for economic and...
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...
September 7, 2021
‘What is anthropology?’, we ask our first-year students as they embark on their first week of studies with us at the University of Newcastle. The answers we get is normally manifold, ranging from ‘the study of ants’ and ‘the study...
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...
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...
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...
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...
For as long as women have sought autonomy over their bodies, those in positions of power have dismissed them as hormonal, hysterical, irrational and crazy. But now that dialogues around consent have infiltrated our newsfeeds, our classrooms, our workplaces and...
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...
September 8, 2021
Using the lens of Cultural Death Literacy, in this Webinar, esteemed scholar Professor Lana Ka’opua will share a family of concepts that potentiate success in navigating the breath of life and the breadth of death across diverse cultural contexts. I...
September 8, 2021
Join four of Swinburne’s Indigenous academics as they discuss Indigenous peoples, knowledge and technology, and how they converge and continue together in the 21st century. • Dr. Andrew Peters (Facilitator) – Senior Lecturer, Indigenous Studies • Dr. Emma Lee –...
September 8, 2021
Ahead of the forthcoming 75th anniversary of the proclamation of Albury as a City, Associate Professor Bruce Pennay, from Charles Sturt University, presents a short, richly illustrated historical overview of how Albury has been imagined, planned, represented and experienced from...
September 8, 2021
As rates of mental health diagnoses, suicide risk, and other behavioral health challenges have increased, researchers and program developers have begun to explore the possibility of using adventure therapy techniques in the prevention of behavioural health risks. These programs have...
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...
September 8, 2021
SIAS Research Seminar Series 2021 in Conjunction with Athena Swan Dr Peta Jeffries | Decolonising Ecologies Chaired by Su Green This presentation highlights processes of silencing, the art of colonisation, and what exists beneath the dominant narratives of nationhood and...
September 8, 2021
This is a closed event for social science students at Roseville College, Roseville NSW Preparing for the jobs of tomorrow – what young people want from work and what employers are looking for This presentation will cover how careers and employment...
September 8, 2021
Managing Culture, Climate Change and Industry: a two-way conversation on the deep history and future of Murujuga (Dampier Archipelago) The rock art of Murujuga (the Dampier Archipelago) tells the story of extreme climate change over the course of human history...
September 8, 2021
The University of Newcastle is excited to invite you to their third Social Science Ethnographic Film Night. Initiated as a UON Social Science event in 2019, the Ethnographic Film Night has brought together people from different continents, countries and cultures...
September 8, 2021
On the dangers of law without social context Date: September 8, 2021 Time: 6 pm – 7 pm followed by light refreshments Zoom event: Zoom details will be sent to all participants closer to the date of the event Brief synopsis: In...
September 8, 2021
Elderly individuals are often among most vulnerable in many communities. Tragically, older people are sometimes the targets of abuse. From a social perspective the elderly constitute a diverse category because they represent a complete cross-section of society: they are women...
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...
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...
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...
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...
September 9, 2021
Amid intensifying environmental and social challenges, circular economy principles and sustainable business models are increasingly sought to drive transformative change across a range of sectors. Their development and success will be dependent on the implementation of enabling policies and technological...
September 9, 2021
In this online workshop, Swinburne’s Dr Naja Later will work with Year 10 and 11 students to develop superhero characters and story-lines for social justice and social change. Dr Later  is a co-founder of the All Star Women’s Comic Book...
September 9, 2021
Capitalism is in crisis. Inequality is rising and climate change means we need to make drastic changes to the way we do business. The COVID-19 pandemic, too, has exposed numerous flaws in our current systems. But is capitalism dead, or...
September 9, 2021
This episode of SICS Radio celebrates Social Science Week as well as another important cause highlighted globally each September, Banned Books Week. Banned Books week celebrates the freedom to read, particularly in schools and libraries where certain titles and topics...
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...
September 9, 2021
In this session, participants will learn about a framework for systems change that is being used by universities to support scholar-practitioner steward systems change to address wicked problems. This 40min session will discuss and share: What wicked problems are and...
September 9, 2021
Join Dr Will Dobud, the founder of True North Expeditions, Inc. and Doug Moczynski from Gippsland Adventure Therapy for an informal discussion about building your adventure therapy private practice. Many adventure therapy enthusiasts ask about what matters most when building...
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...
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...
September 9, 2021
MUIEFF is a new Australian international ethnographic film festival. In association with the Discipline of Anthropology at Macquarie University (Sydney), MUIEFF in its second year will screen a select number of short and feature length ethnographic films from around the...
September 9, 2021
The perennial problems of injustice, inequality, poverty, homelessness, and violence (especially against women and children) remain a challenge for Australia. The ever-growing threats of pandemics and climate change exacerbates these problems and multiplies their impact on people. These are all...
September 9, 2021
Growing numbers of often single older women are facing uncertain economic futures. This seminar will explore the emerging situation and public policy responses that can reduce the number of older women experiencing poverty.  Join our panel members who will present on...
September 9, 2021
Governments around the world have invested substantial resources to assess the societal benefit of research, despite a lack of clarity around the underlying definitions, methodologies and processes. In Australia, the ARC has just completed a review of the Excellence in...
September 9, 2021
Kathleen Folbigg has been touted as ‘Australia’s worst female serial killer’. However, even after she was found guilty in 2003 of the murder of three of her children and the manslaughter of a fourth, some people questioned the reliability of...
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...
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...
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...
September 10, 2021
What are the lessons of ad hoc policy experiments and the way forward to an economic security agenda in a post-pandemic world? About this event COVID-19 was a shock that overwhelmed the economic and social security systems of many countries....
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...
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...
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...
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...
September 10, 2021
What might the different types of memorials around Stockton have in common with a junkyard of cars in the Northern Territory? Join Associate Professor Kate Senior and colleagues from The University of Newcastle for a journey across and between places...
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...
September 11, 2021
This webinar provides an overview of the social science research on the historical and contemporary role of whiteness and race in representations and public perceptions of the British Royal Family. Dr. Holly Randell-Moon is a senior lecturer in the School...
September 11, 2021
A virtual film screening and panel discussion hosted by the School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education. Screenings of selected films by: Samantha Edwards-Vandenhoek Vincent Giarusso Max Schleser
September 12, 2021
The Swinburne School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education, together with Swinburne’s Space Technology and Industry Institute will battle it out to see which team reigns supreme when it comes to alien/space scifi social science trivia! Think you know...

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