Humanities Arts and Social Science (HASS)
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the nature of research – while it has increased the demand for evidence to inform decision-making, it has further disrupted both the policy-influencing and engagement activities that would usually accompany such research. This report is based on an analysis of...
This report provides an overview of the current landscape for humanities data-enabled research and identifies strategic needs and requirements, gaps in infrastructure, and potential opportunities for leadership, advocacy, and planning.
The aim of this project was to identify recent developments, opportunities, and priority gaps in Australia’s social science research data ecosystem.
This paper, published by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), contains ten lessons for scientists who want to make an impact with their research.
This edited volume reports on the findings of a three-year ARC-funded project examining the application and use of big data, data linkage and related technologies in social policy.
Social sciences are the fields of research on, and knowledge about, society. They are deeply connected and embedded in our social systems and structures. This publication provides a compact guide to the trends, challenges and opportunities impacting Australian social science, to facilitate system-wide planning for...
This report presents key findings from a research partnership, which involved the design and delivery of a series of webinars that built data literacy; and participatory data capacity-building workshops facilitated by teams of social scientists and data scientists.
The British Academy was asked by the UK Government Office for Science to produce an independent review on the long-term societal impacts of COVID-19. This report outlines the evidence across a range of areas, building upon a series of expert reviews, engagement, synthesis and analysis...
Intended as a conversation starter, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Academy has prepared this discussion paper to capture the views, ideas and concerns of social science researchers, teachers, students, professionals, policymakers and employers across Australia.
Chair of the Group of Eight research universities Margaret Gardner has criticised the Federal Government for ignoring the evidence on which degrees lead to jobs, as it cuts university student fees for science courses and doubles them for social sciences and humanities in a bid...
Affiliation in transition: rethinking society membership with early-career researchers in the social sciences
This paper explores new forms of connection and community for early-career researchers, which are often facilitated by social media and other communication technologies.
This study explored the ways in which the arts and humanities might inform future leadership. The aim was to gather diverse insights across varying fields and consider how these insights might inform leadership responses to some of the most pressing and profound challenges and opportunities...
This guide shows that there are steps that academics can take to improve their engagement with public policy and to make it meaningful for their research. While these activities may involve an investment of time, they offer the opportunity to make a tangible difference, and...
This report briefly reviews existing research on emerging employer needs and employment prospects for university graduates (particularly in social sciences and humanities), before mapping out approaches that aim to support graduates’ transition into employment.
The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) is the authoritative agency on research, teaching and learning for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) in Australian and New Zealand universities.
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.
DASSH response to the Australian Academy of the Humanities "Future humanities workforce" discussion paper
In responding to the Future humanities workforce discussion paper, DASSH intends primarily to provide insights from the perspective of leaders in the academic humanities workforce.
In this literature review, ‘humanities’ refers to the fields of study and research that investigate human cultures, values and beliefs. This generally includes studies in the creative arts and writing; language, communication and culture; history and archaeology; and philosophy and religious studies.
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.
There is a growing concern in the humanities over ‘inhumane’ working conditions and practices that are damaging to scholars and the disciplines they work in. In recent years, tremendous institutional and governmental pressure has been placed upon university departments to show return on investment (ROI)...
Students are being faced with a false choice between the liberal arts and technical fields. Philosophy, English, and history majors are warned to prepare for un- or underemployment, while classmates in engineering and computer science are assumed to have six-figure salaries waiting after graduation.
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.
Birmingham has defended his intervention, suggesting most Australian taxpayers would prefer funding be directed to other research.
This White Paper draws on experiences from OPERAS partners to illustrate researchers’ concerns and to develop a guide with FAQs and solutions to address these issues. The White Paper concludes with advocacy suggestion sheets tailored to different stakeholders involved in Open Access in the social...
In this submission, DASSH sets out the key areas of concern for Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) disciplines in the higher education sector.