Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG)


A detailed overview of news related to the Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group is available on the group's website.

Call for papers for the HASSEG Biennial Conference (5-7 July 2017 in Hobart, Tasmania):

We invite papers from a broad range of disciplines – including history, literary and cultural studies, creative arts, sociology, politics, geography and law – that engage with the Antarctic, sub-Antarctic and Southern Ocean. Contributions from scientists interested in engaging with the HASS community are encouraged. Both proposals for individual papers (20 minutes with 10 minutes question time) and interdisciplinary panels are welcome.

Abstracts of up to 250 words, including a short bio note, in WORD (doc) format, should be emailed to by 3 March 2017, with notification of acceptance by 31 March 2017. There will be an opportunity for selected papers to be expanded into one or more publications stemming from the conference.

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More information is available from the HASSEG website.

The Social Sciences Action Group became an Expert Group in 2014.  As its scope has broadened and includes literary and cultural studies, as well as social sciences, the group was renamed the Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG).