School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

Students in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry are trained to think historically, philosophically and politically about the world, societies and cultures. Working alongside and guiding you in your studies are experts in their fields who will introduce you to cutting edge ideas, new ways of thinking and global perspectives. You will hone your skills of interpretation (nothing is ever just black and white), and you will gain experience in analysing and synthesising complex ideas; skills that are essential in real world problem solving and highly valuable to a wide range of employers. Every ‘real world’ problem today has a cultural and social dimension that can be understood using the skills you will gain doing one of our degrees.

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Entanglements: Humans, Animals, Environments
Wollongong Art Gallery Public Lecture Series

Wollongong Art Gallery and UOW have partnered together to present a series of talks on Entanglements: Humans, Animals, Environments.

Researchers from the Australian Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space (ACCESS) and from the Animal Studies Research Network (ASRN) share ideas and developments from their research.

The talks begin Thursday March 21 and continue every Thursday up to November 7.

Each lecture runs from 5.00 - 6.30PM, they are free to attend and light refreshments will be provided.

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Italian lecturer awarded prestigious teaching citation

Mariolina Pais Marden Teaching Award MainLecturer in Italian, Dr Mariolina Pais Marden, has received a National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in the 2018 Australian Awards for University Teaching. Dr Pais Marden has gained a reputation as a dedicated and passionate teacher who is committed to her students.

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Provocations Seminar Series - Autumn Session 2019 

The Provocations Seminar Series includes presentations from UOW colleagues and visiting scholars, and features papers from a range of disciplines that will provoke, engage, and inspire.

Seminars are held at 2pm in the LHA Research Hub (building 19) on select Thursdays throughout session.

All staff and students are very welcome to attend and join in the discussion.

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Killed in the line of work duties: we need to fix dangerous loopholes in health and safety laws

Workplace safety

The death last year of Dillon Wu, 20, raises questions about responsibility in workplaces where traditional definitions of employment and employer obligations have been unwound. Associate Professor Diana Kelly shares her views in an article originally published in The Conversation. 

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Vera and Sharon book

Marching on : the history of women's activism

Women’s activism is not a new concept. In a compelling new book, Senior Professor Vera Mackie and Dr Sharon Crozier-De Rosa trace the memories of women who have made history, changed the world, and paved the way for their modern sisters.

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Shooshi and sonI speak because I can

Strange that a linguist – and a good talker and conversationalist to boot – should find her life’s course set by someone who never talks. Bodhi never talks. But he’s a passionate communicator. He almost never shuts up. He uses sounds, gestures and pointing. He has a picture communication system that he is never without.

And that’s just the start of it.

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