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...
  • August 17, 2020
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The University of Technology Sydney is a public research university located in Sydney, Australia.
  • April 18, 2019
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The University of Sydney is an Australian public research university in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1850, it is Australia’s first university and is regarded as one of the world’s leading universities.
  • July 23, 2019
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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,...
  • August 19, 2019
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Louise was awarded her PhD in Human Geography from Macquarie University in 2007 and has been with Western Sydney University since 2007. Her research focuses on the social, ecological and economic sustainability of community-driven housing developments in Australia; on the...
  • September 7, 2019
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Jon Symons is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, Sydney. Jon has published extensively on climate politics and policy. His latest book is Ecomodernism: Technology, Politics and the Climate Crisis (Polity Press, Cambridge 2019). Participating in Social...
  • September 5, 2019
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Dr Leanne Holt Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy) Macquarie University Dr Leanne Holt is a Worimi woman with further connections to Biripai country and over twenty years of higher education experience. Leanne is the current Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy) at Macquarie...
  • September 5, 2019
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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...
  • August 2, 2019
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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...
  • July 23, 2019
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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....
  • July 23, 2019
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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...
  • July 23, 2019
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‘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...
  • July 23, 2019
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‘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,...
  • July 23, 2019
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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...
  • April 18, 2019
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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...
  • September 9, 2018
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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...
  • August 22, 2018
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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...
  • August 1, 2018
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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...
  • July 31, 2018
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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...
  • July 17, 2018
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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...
  • June 25, 2018
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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...
  • June 7, 2018
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