Upcoming Events

CHASS Congress 2022
Melbourne, November 29

Keep an eye on the CHASS Congress homepage for full registration details

EVENT 1
Social ventures and the translation of humanities, arts and social sciences research

This DASSH panel contribution to the CHASS Congress reflects on the way recent government policy shifts towards the commercialisation of university research might impact, shape and change the approaches and habits of arts, social science and humanities researchers.  Our panel brings a particular emphasis on social ventures in the context of a discussion about universities’ public benefit mission. We ask whether a clear distinction can be made between ‘social purpose research’, commercialisation, and the implementation of humanities research for public good. Panel members have been invited to provide practice perspectives informed by academic research. Individually, they show success in research that has led to the development of social ventures that involve some university relationships, as well as research expertise that has informed the design of organisations and guided multiple research partnerships. Together, we ask how academic researchers can work to support non-university ventures to achieve public benefit, including thinking about the tensions involved in this work, the sustainability of specific models, and the way researchers might learn to define, approach and commit to this type of work in the ‘HASS’ fields.

Panel:

Professor Jo Barraket, Director of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne

Dr Kate Barrelle, Chief Impact Officer and co-founder of STREAT, Melbourne

Dr Sharon Zivkovic, Founder and CEO of the social enterprise Community Capacity Builders

Chair: Professor Catharine Coleborne, Immediate Past President of the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Professor Jo Barraket
Director of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne

Jo Barraket is Professor of Policy Studies and Director of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne. She is Australia’s premier researcher of social enterprise and a leading researcher of social innovation. Her work focuses on how social equity is improved through new ways of organising, resourcing and scaling social change. Jo conducts research that generates high quality publications, as well as outputs – such as interactive online tools, policy and practice guides – which support the uptake and use of research knowledge. She has led or co-led more than $12 million in funded research and 80 scholarly publications in her areas of expertise. Jo is a regular advisor to governments, philanthropy and industry and has been national expert advisor to the OECD on two initiatives related to improving inclusive employment through the social economy. Prior to her current role at the University of Melbourne, she was the founding director of the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne, which she built into the largest social economy research centre in the world.

Dr Kate Barrelle
Chief Impact Officer and co-founder of STREAT

Dr Kate Barrelle is Chief Impact Officer and co-founder of STREAT, a Melbourne-based, food-system, work integration social enterprise (WISE). STREAT runs tailored and supported work experience, training and employment programs. As a forensic and clinical psychologist, Kate has almost 30 years’ of experience working in the community, government, private sector, research, and social enterprise. Her PhD involved interviews with former extremists, and her Pro-Integration Model form the basis of a suite of tools widely used in Australia’s countering violent extremism early intervention framework. Kate is passionate about behaviour change at an individual and collective level, especially providing opportunities for at-risk youth. At the sector/system level, Kate is leading the STREATwise work on supporting other WISEs to deepen capability via learning and development, Measurement & Evaluation and Research/Improvement, and runs several communities of practice. Kate is also the handler of ‘Magic’ – the Therapy Dog at STREAT. If she could have a superpower, it would be flying! She got lots of injuries as a kid testing this out.

Dr Sharon Zivkovic
Founder and CEO of the social enterprise Community Capacity Builders

Dr Sharon Zivkovic is a scholar-practitioner.  She has both practical and academic experience in social entrepreneurship, active citizenship, systems change, research commercialisation and autism. ​From 1999 to 2005, Sharon supported community members to develop community capacity building projects and community enterprises while employed by local and state governments on urban regeneration projects in South Australia. Community Capacity Builders was founded by Sharon in 2005 when she turned the findings from her Master of Entrepreneurship research project into a Community Leadership Program. This research integrated seven perspectives for building community capacity into a community capacity building process. For her PhD research study, Sharon developed a model to create systemic change based on complexity theory.  While undertaking her PhD, Sharon also completed a Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation.  Sharon is the Cofounder and Chief Innovation Officer at Wicked Lab which has developed an online Tool for Systemic Change based on the model from Sharon's PhD research. This software assists governments and communities to address wicked problems by mapping, tracking and measuring the transition of ecosystems of initiatives that are addressing the underpinning causal factors of wicked problems in a place.  Sharon is proudly autistic, and is currently studying a Master of Autism at the University of Wollongong. Community Capacity Builders is currently developing a Centre for Autistic Social Entrepreneurship based on Sharon's learnings and lived experience.

Event 2
HASS-tracks out of Covid

A session organised by the Network of Associate and Deputy Deans

November 30

The aim of the session is to share and discuss best practice and innovative approaches to teaching and research support and development during Covid. How can humanities, arts and social sciences students, researchers, and leaders be best supported with the current financial and organisational challenges?  This session is an opportunity for humanities, arts and social science leaders, teachers, scholars, and practitioners to share and learn from experiences across Australia and New Zealand.

Panel members:

Prof Andrea Witcomb, Alfred Deakin Professor and Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University

A/Prof Janene Burke, Associate Professor, Education, Learning and Teaching; Acting Director, Academic Operations, Education, Federation University

Prof Brett Hutchins, Deputy Dean, Research, Faculty of Arts, Monash University

Chair: A/Prof Andrea Rizzi, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, Chair of NOADD

Recent Events

2022 DASSH Conference

Stay tuned for a full suite of recorded sessions from the 2022 conference. We are looking forward to sharing content with you before year’s end! You can see full details of the event here.

2021 DASSH Conference

The 2021 conference was held online with speakers from New Zealand and Australia. There were three key themes explored

  • Optimising and normalising network and blended learning
  • Research in a (post) COVID world
  • Wellbeing for staff and students in a (post) COVID world

You can find all resources supplied by speakers and moderators here.

2020 DASSH Conference

The 2020 DASSH Conference was sadly cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In place of an in-person meeting, we hosted four interactive virtual meetings over four Fridays in September. The theme of the meetings was “Post-COVID-19 – Where are we going?,” and each week we looked at a different aspect of HASS faculty management.

The 2020 DASSH AGM took place at the conclusion of the fourth virtual meeting on 25 September 2020.

Click here to access recordings of the meetings (login required).

Past conferences

Each year, the DASSH Council hosts a Conference in conjunction with its Annual General Meeting (AGM).

To view an event program, please click on the relevant event title link.

Conference 2020
Online virtual meetings

Conference 2019
University of New South Wales
Sydney

Conference 2018
Australian National University
Canberra

Conference 2017
La Trobe University
Melbourne

Conference 2016
University of Tasmania
Hobart

Conference 2015
Flinders University
Glenelg

Conference 2014
University of Queensland
Brisbane

Conference 2013
Macquarie University
Sydney

Conference 2012
Australian National University
Canberra

Conference 2011
James Cook University
Magnetic Island

Conference 2010
University of Western Australia
Fremantle

Conference 2009
University of Newcastle
Newcastle

Conference 2008
Monash University
Melbourne

Conference 2007
Charles Darwin University
Darwin

Conference 2006
Griffith Canberra
Gold Coast

Conference 2005
University of Auckland
Auckland

Conference 2004
University of Adelaide
Adelaide

Conference 2003
University of Technology
Sydney

Conference 2002
James Cook University
Townsville

Conference 2001
Deakin & Victoria Universities
Melbourne

Past events

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2018 Peter Karmel Forum: ‘Experts? Who needs ‘em?’ Promoting the Value of Expertise in Decision-Making in Australia’s Future

Wednesday 12 September 2018, 12.30pm, The National Portrait Gallery

Join DASSH and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia for this Social Sciences Week event. Featuring Sarah Burr — Senior Adviser, Department of Prime Minister & CabinetLinda Botterill — FASSA, Professor, School of Government & Policy, UCCarolyn Hendriks — Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANUand Deborah Lupton — FASSA, Professor, Faculty of Arts & Design, UC the forum seeks to examine how experts can effect positive change and remain relevant in a post-truth society. Click on this link for more information.

Past events

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2018 Peter Karmel Forum: ‘Experts? Who needs ‘em?’ Promoting the Value of Expertise in Decision-Making in Australia’s Future

Wednesday 12 September 2018, 12.30pm, The National Portrait Gallery

Join DASSH and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia for this Social Sciences Week event. Featuring Sarah Burr — Senior Adviser, Department of Prime Minister & CabinetLinda Botterill — FASSA, Professor, School of Government & Policy, UCCarolyn Hendriks — Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANUand Deborah Lupton — FASSA, Professor, Faculty of Arts & Design, UC the forum seeks to examine how experts can effect positive change and remain relevant in a post-truth society. Click on this link for more information.

Social Sciences Week, 9–15 September 2019

Australia-wide

DASSH is pleased to join with the Australian Sociological Association, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, the Australian Anthropology Society, the Australian Political Studies Association, the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in supporting the second annual Social Sciences Week; a week-long series of events to showcase the impact of the social sciences. For a full list of events taking place around Australia visit the Social Sciences Week website.

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Social Sciences Week, 9–15 September 2019

Australia-wide

DASSH is pleased to join with the Australian Sociological Association, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, the Australian Anthropology Society, the Australian Political Studies Association, the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in supporting the second annual Social Sciences Week; a week-long series of events to showcase the impact of the social sciences. For a full list of events taking place around Australia visit the Social Sciences Week website.

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13–15 September 2017, La Trobe University, Melbourne

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31 August – 2 September 2016

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