VALE Dr John Beaton

VALE Dr John Beaton 26 Oct 1944 – 6 Nov 2018 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the inimitable Dr John Mark Beaton. John passed away peacefully in his sleep on 6 November 2018 at the age of 74. John first joined the Academy in 2001 and in the intervening […]

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ASSA at Research Funding Public Hearing

ASSA at Research Funding Public Hearing Professor Bruce Chapman AM FASSA ASSA witnesses advocate for the social sciences at Parliament House public hearing on Australia’s research funding August 20, 2018 ________________ On 29 June this year, ASSA made a submission to a Government Inquiry on the efficiency, effectiveness and coherency of Australian Government funding for research. […]

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The publication game leads to trivial pursuits

Times Higher Education (THE) Academic & University News | The publication game leads to trivial pursuits By Adam Graycar 23 August Times Higher Education THE PUBLICATION GAME LEADS TO TRIVIAL PURSUITS Growing pressure to publish only in elite tier ignores the vital importance of lesser-ranked titles to academia and society, says Adam Graycar August 23, […]

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ASSA Fellow Professor Jacqui True awarded Honorary Doctorate

The Academy congratulates ASSA Fellow Professor Jacqui True who was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Lund University for her research and leadership in the field of gender, peace and security. Jacqui True is a professor of political science and international relations in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University in Australia where she is […]

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International Women’s Day 2018 The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) celebrates International Women’s Day 2018 with the numbers of women nominated for Fellowship exceeding those of men – a first for the Academy. In 2017 the Academy first elected equal numbers of women and men to the Fellowship. All those elected are […]

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Academy Workshop Report – Cry me a river

Cry me a river Going beyond the crisis response: building trust and maintaining legitimacy in environmental flows  A National Workshop Melbourne Law School 27-28 November 2017 Report to Academy of social Sciences Australia  Erin O’Donnell*a, Avril Horneb, Lee Goddena and Brian Headc  Click here to read Cry me a river ASSA report *Corresponding author email: […]

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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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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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One part of ASSA’s advocacy effort involves contribution to government inquiries. The Policy and Advocacy Committee monitors various inquiries and calls for submission, and in consultation with its fellowship, contributes where it believes it can add a meaningful voice and advance the standing of the social sciences. Working groups of fellows and contributors develop submissions, […]

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