Celebrating 50 years of Australian sociology in 2013: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) conference hosted by Monash

Flinders-StIn 2013, we celebrated 50 years of Australian Sociology, with Monash hosting the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) held from November 25-28 at Monash’s Caulfield campus..

Monash University was proud to host the 2013 and 50th anniversary TASA conference, ‘Reflections, Intersection and Aspirations’ showcasing progressive and innovative research at the centre of sociological study.

This milestone conference event brought together leading academics and eminent keynote speakers from a range of disciplines who presented sociological research with impact on the past and future.

Academics and postgraduate students from a range of disciplines from overseas, interstate and across Monash attended.

Showcasing progressive sociological research

TASA 2013 provided an opportunity for academics and postgraduate students to learn more about current and progressive research conducted in the sociology field including what challenges lie ahead and the impact that the field of sociology can have in the future.

With a comprehensive program including eminent keynotes from Professor Raewyn Connell (University of Sydney), Professor Celia Lury (University of Warwick) and Professor John Holmwood (University of Nottingham), there was something for everyone at TASA 2013 including sessions on environment, equality, education, crime and government.

Embracing the conference theme ‘Reflections, Intersection and Aspirations’, TASA 2013 hosted presentations that looked back on the past 50 years in sociology; how sociology is embracing the new environment of cross-disciplinary research and working with industry; and examining the challenges ahead for sociological research. 

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