Social science was everywhere!

11 January 2024 | General News

From Tassie to Townsville, and Wollongong to Western Australia, the social sciences were everywhere during Social Sciences Week 2023. More than 85 events unfolded across the week with thousands of participants from schools, universities and the community. There was rigorous research, vigorous debate, plenty of learning and even some laughs as social science fans came together to champion their disciplines.  

A highlight of the week was the Parliamentary Breakfast, hosted by the Parliamentary Friends of the Social Sciences Group. The event was well-attended by researchers, academics and members of parliament, and included a special ceremony to recognise the recipients of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia’s Rechnitz Fund, which supports the work of leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers.

Social Sciences Week could not have gone ahead without the support of enthusiastic sponsors and partners. Our biggest thanks go to the principal sponsor of the week, RMIT, who ran a whopping 18 events and put so much effort into promoting the week.  

Many thanks also to Synergy Group who sponsored the inaugural Great Debate event held at the National Library.

Visit Social Sciences Week On Demand to revisit many of the events from the week.

Social Science Week 2024 is already in the planning stage—join us from 9-15 September 2024. Sign up to stay in the loop.