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 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...
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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...
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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
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...
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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...
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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 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
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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 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...
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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...
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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 –...
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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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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 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...
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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...
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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 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...
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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...
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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
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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,...
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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 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...
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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...
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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 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...
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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...
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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 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 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 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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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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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 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 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 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....
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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 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 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 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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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 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
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 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 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 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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