In September 2022 we celebrated the fifth 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 an active part of the 2022 program.
Each year Social Sciences Week has grown and Social Sciences Week 2022 (SSW2022) was no different. Over 85 events were held around Australia from 5 to 11 September. After the challenges of running last year’s events during the global pandemic, it was delightful to see a mix of face-to-face, live-streamed and available-on-demand events for SSW2022.
Social Sciences Week 2022 created a buzz on Twitter and this year’s sponsor RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research staged multiple events during the week focusing on the social dimensions of climate change and transition.
The social sciences have shaped our nation. Social Sciences Week is an opportunity for the public to hear from Australia’s leading experts on issues which help us understand humanity, society and the institutions which govern our daily lives.