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2018 Australia Day Honours for Professor Janet McCalman AC

The Academy congratulates ASSA Fellow Professor Janet McCalman AC, who was conferred Companion (AC) in the General Division for eminent service to education, particularly in the field of social history, as a leading academic, researcher and author, as a contributor to multi-disciplinary curriculum development, and through the promotion of history to the wider community.

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Committees of the Academy

All Committees have a responsibility to further the Academy’s mission as well as promoting research and international collaboration. The Committees are comprised of Fellows and overseen by their Chair who is also a member of the Executive Committee. The size and composition of each Committee is determined by the Chair to ensure breadth of expertise […]

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Chapter 7- ENCYCLOPAEDIAS, DICTIONARIES AND FACT BOOKS

D. H. BORCHARDT This Chapter presents  an overview of the reference  works  that provide  general information on Australia. The type of book included here is characterised by the presentation of factual statements, briefly explained or set in context and wholly or almost wholly dedicated to Australia. Dictionaries (other than language dictionaries), encyclopaedias, handbooks of dates and […]

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CHAPTER 43- WELFARE

A. GRAYCAR, M. HORSBURGH AND D. WYNDHAM The study of social welfare, sometimes called social policy or social administration, is a recent arrival on the academic scene.It has both depended upon and contributed to the growth    of the welfare state in the period following World War  II. The earliest item in the following bibliography, C.H. Spence […]

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CHAPTER 44- MEDICINE AND HEALTH

B.GANDEVIA The preparation of a representative bibliography of medicine and health, even if restricted o one country or society, is necessarily a complex task because these two subjects embrace an enormous range of human activity. The reciprocal relationship between health and disease is an index of a society’s adaptation to its physical and socioeconomic environment, […]

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Call for proposal Symposium 2017 is now OPEN

The Academy is inviting Fellows to submit proposals for 2017 ASSA Symposium by Sunday 31 July 2016. While all details of the proposal do not need to have been finalized by the time it is submitted, proposers will need to have identified the Symposium conveners, reference group and the core theme. Please note that the […]

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Fellows in the News Find out who’s winning awards, grants, accolades Media Releases Keep up to date with what’s going on at the Academy

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The Academy uses the varied experiences and expert recommendations of our vast network of Fellows to respond to government inquiries.  Inquiries are selected by the Policy and Advocacy Committee, often in consultation across the Fellowship.  We seek the views of interested Fellows, compile suggestions and relevant information, and then publish online for public viewing. We also […]

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