Social Sciences Week

is a week-long series of events held across Australia each September offering insight into the impact of the social sciences on our lives.

5 – 11 September 2022

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The social sciences are key to understanding humanity, society and the institutions which govern our daily lives.

An initiative of several Australian social science associations and coordinated by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Social Sciences Week will grow again in 2022 with a combination of in-person, online and hybrid events.

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For the 2022 program, we are welcoming virtual, in-person and hybrid events. We welcome all social-science themed events and participants are encouraged to be as creative as possible.

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SSW 2021: A celebration of our “other” sciences

SSW 2021: A celebration of our “other” sciences

A celebration of our “other” sciences Media Release – Thursday 2 September 2021 Science has been deservedly recognised during the pandemic: we’ve had a stark reminder of the importance of our medical scientists and epidemiologists.  But equally important and less...

High School teachers: Book a free speaker

High School teachers: Book a free speaker

If you’re an Aussie high school teacher, whether you teach business studies, commerce, society and culture, civics & citizenship, legal studies or one of the many other social science disciplines, we can match your class with a free speaker this September. Just...

SSW 2020: Learn from your lounge room

SSW 2020: Learn from your lounge room

It’s the issue event organisers across the world are battling with: how to run a major event in a time of social distancing and forbidden gatherings? When the Social Sciences Week organising committee met recently, the answer was clear: go digital. Now, more than...

It’s a wrap: 60 events for Social Sciences Week 2019

It’s a wrap: 60 events for Social Sciences Week 2019

What do pop culture and crime, cultural integrity, artificial intelligence and democracy have in common? They were all discussed in events that were part of the second annual Social Sciences Week, held in September 2019. Across the week, sixty talks from some of...

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5 - 11 September 2022