Social Sciences Week is an annual event that celebrates and showcases the diverse range of social sciences disciplines and research in Australia. It provides a platform for researchers, academics, and practitioners to engage with the broader community and raise awareness of the significant impact that social sciences research has on society.
During Social Sciences Week, a range of events and activities are held across the country, including seminars, public lectures, workshops, and panel discussions. These events cover a broad range of topics and themes, from politics and economics to sociology and psychology, and are designed to spark meaningful conversations and debates about key social issues.
Overall, Social Sciences Week aims to highlight the value and importance of social sciences research and its contribution to understanding and addressing complex social challenges in Australia and beyond.
In September 2023 we celebrated the sixth Social Sciences Week. The event began as a way of introducing the wider public to the Social Sciences, and uniting speakers from the breadth of disciplines covered by the Social Sciences. Founder Professor Dan Woodman, continues to be a champion of the social sciences and was an active part of the 2023 program.
Each year Social Sciences Week has grown and Social Sciences Week 2023 (SSW2023) was no different. Over 90 events were held around Australia from 4 to 10 September.
Social Sciences Week 2023 created a buzz on Twitter and the sponsor RMIT staged multiple events during the week focusing on a wide variety of topics.
The social sciences have shaped our nation. Social Sciences Week aims to highlight the value and importance of social sciences research and its contribution to understanding and addressing complex social challenges in Australia and beyond.