Welcome to CHASS

The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) exists to raise awareness of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) and their critical role in building the societies of the future. Throughout our history, we have sought to shape reform and positive change both drawing upon and gaining recognition for the strengths of the sector.

CHASS Book Prize for 2020 postponed – Distinctive Work, Future Leader and Student Prizes going head.  

The CHASS Australia Prize for a Book in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences for 2020 has been postponed. The CHASS team are working from home and will not be back in our office at Melbourne University for some time yet, making it difficult to receive and distribute nominated books to the panel. We will still run our other prizes (the new CHASS Future Leaders Writing Prize, Distinctive Work Prize and the Student Prize) with electronic submission of material only. See the 2020 CHASS Prizes page for details.
The CHASS Book Prize for both 2019 and 2020 publications will run concurrently in 20201. Our prize jury loves to get their hands on the nominated books and are looking forward to reading even more great entries next year.

2019 Social Sciences Stars

Photos from our events in Canberra, Sydney & Melbourne are now available


CHASS President Associate Professor Dan Woodman in discussion with the CEO of Acciona Geotech Group Bede Noonan about the value of Humanities and Social Sciences in the contemporary workforce.


Published by Routledge and edited by CHASS President Professor Joseph M. Siracusa

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