Events

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 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 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 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 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 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...