SSSHARC’s mission is to advance landmark research in the humanities and social sciences. Based in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, we work with University of Sydney researchers to turn great ideas into landmark outcomes for both theory and practice. SSSHARC develops and supports a diverse range of advanced research, with an emphasis on innovative and collaborative approaches to solving problems through humanities and social sciences research, and beyond.

SSSHARC’s institutional goals

  1. To provide innovative forms of support for research by the University of Sydney Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) academics, students, and colleagues, beyond business as usual in internal research funding
  2. To establish SSSHARC as a research centre of international standing in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Characteristics of SSSHARC supported research

  1. Motivation: Our research is motivated by problems, and the goal of solving them using HASS concepts and methods
  2. Intellectual depth: We tap into a degree of intellectual depth that is unique to the 168- year history of HASS research at the University of Sydney
  3. Conceptual clarity: Clarity in conducting and communicating research is indispensable for the efficacy of our work


Hacking the Anthropocene! III: What do we WANT?
  • Dr. Astrida Neimanis, Department of Gender & Cultural Studies, University of Sydney and Jennifer Mae Hamilton, Department of Literary Studies, University of New England Friday 18 May 2018
Desire, Deviation, (Bio)Diversity: Queer Natures from Darwin to del Toro
  • Presented by: Stacy Alaimo, Professor of English and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas (Arlington).
    Chaired by: Dr Astrida Neimanis, Department of Gender and Cultural Studies.
    Monday 21 May 2018
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