Impact of humanities research

Impact of HASS research


Improving research use in international development

This project aimed to bring together policy-makers, practitioners and researchers to better understand the individual and organisational drivers, incentives and ways of working that contribute to, or inhibit research use, and to help shift them. This report synthesises the findings that emerged from the project.

The humanities in crisis: an audit of taxpayer-funded ARC grants

This report is an examination of the taxpayer-funded Australian Research Council (ARC) humanities grants which have been awarded to Australian universities since 2002. The report argues that universities are fixated on class, race and gender, and outlines just how much money Australians are paying for...

DASSH response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Nationhood, National Identity and Democracy (2019)

This response will focus on the role of HASS education in promoting, strengthening and securing the ongoing stability of democracy and democratic values in the Australian nation.
Discussion paper

Future humanities workforce: discussion paper

This consultation paper is designed to identify key issues, data sources, policy opportunities and practical solutions relevant to future-proofing Australia’s humanities research workforce.

Humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) degrees: powering workforce transformation through creativity, critical thinking and human interaction

In contrast with the ‘technical and specialist skills’ associated with STEM, contributions from graduates of the HASS sector are poorly understood. This report makes the case for a clearer articulation of the value of HASS in the context of Australia’s future workforce.

Creating research value needs more than just science – arts, humanities, social sciences can help

For industries to adopt innovations and for research to have an impact, there must be significant shifts in people’s behaviours, their perceptions, and the ways communities engage with research. These activities are the research focus of the humanities, arts, and social sciences (HASS) disciplines.
Discussion paper

Impact re-loaded

The use of the term “impact” in the social sciences and humanities has lately acquired a defensive tone. This paper argues that the “impact” of SSH could and should be seen as actively contributing to the transformative relationship between science and society.

Approaches to assessing impacts in the humanities and social sciences

This report is based on the premise that the use of impact assessments can bring substantial benefits to the research community, including enabling the community to better communicate its value, encouraging developments in research and teaching, and — fundamentally — helping the community find ways...

Engagement and impact assessment pilot report

Designed to test the robustness of a wide range of indicators and methods of assessment of engagement and impact of academic research on the wider society, this report summarises the findings from the ERA Engagement and Impact Pilot (EI Pilot) and its review, and proposes...

DASSH National Research Infrastructure Roadmap Submission

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) acknowledges that the current draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap goes a long way in recognising the developments in humanities and social sciences research and its contribution to a national research and innovation...
Case study

The power of the humanities: Case studies from leading Australian researchers

Australia’s humanities scholars contribute to the vitality and wellbeing of the nation in a multitude of ways. Research in disciplines such as history, philosophy, archaeology, literature, linguistics and the classics seeks to illuminate the human condition as well as to bring imagination and excitement to...

Leiden Statement: the role of the social sciences and humanities in the global research landscape

The Russell Group has joined with other global universities in support of research and education in the humanities and social sciences. At a meeting held at Leiden University, the eight groups representing the world’s foremost research universities have committed themselves to: • making the case...
Working paper

The impacts of humanities and social science research

Research in the humanities, social sciences, and fine and creative arts has impact but defining, measuring, and comparing these impacts is an enormous challenge.