The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) is the peak body that advocates for humanities, arts and social sciences or the HASS disciplines and practices. With a membership of about 85 organisations, CHASS works with its members to address issues of importance to the HASS sector. CHASS holds workshops and forums, has input into government policy development processes and is part of several networks representing HASS disciplines.
CHASS National Forum 2012 a success!
Some audience reactions:
"I thought the content was great. The mix of speakers made it really interesting, to see them try to understand each otherâ€™s views."
"The things they were talking about in the art and technology session â€“ really challenging, thought-provoking â€“ and scary."
"I liked the whole format of the Forum. I canâ€™t think of any negatives. I loved the hypothetical â€“ it was so lively."
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A message from the Hon Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia on the occasion of the Inaugural CHASS National Forum
CHASS National Forum 2013 'Civility in Australia'
Civility in Australia
expanding the boundaries
'being open to learn, to teach, to hear and to change'1
There is a growing realisation that our inability to deal with a broad range of problems is largely attributable to the destructive ways in which the issues are being addressed. This raises a crucial and increasingly controversial question - what exactly do we mean by 'civility'?2
CHASS is pleased to announce its annual National Forum to investigate this topic at Parliament House, Canberra on Thursday 20 June 2013
Eminent speakers from across the country will address the following topics:
- The Borders of Civility
- Civility and Democracy
- Civility and the Arts
- Soft Power - Public Diplomacy
2 Burgess and Burgess, 1997 Conflict Resolution Consortium
You can be involved in CHASS by becoming our member. CHASS members have a range of benefits including communication support, participation in the National Forum, opportunity to be a CHASS board member and membership rates for all CHASS events and workshops.
CHASS News: April 2013
As the new President of CHASS, I am delighted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and to thank you for your continued membership of our organisation and your continuing support of our events. This year my agenda is going to be very much about engagement with members and building the membership base.
Members' Events Calendar
Mapping Australian higher education
A Grattan Institute Report.
National Water Planning Report Card
A new interactive web resource launched by the National Water Commission.
2011 Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research Infrastructure Discussion Paper
The draft paper is available for public consultation from 8 October 2010 to 17 December 2010
National science communication strategy
Innovation policy agenda to 2020
a creative Australia
The future of the arts, film and design
Review of Higher Education
Led by Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC