Workshops and Events

IAS workshops are typically one day in length and aimed at bringing together the relevant disciplinary interests to generate a coherent theme and the potential for the key academic questions that a theme will address, likely outcomes.

Below are details of our planned workshops which aim to explore cutting-edge issues in research through cross-departmental collaboration. For further details regarding each workshop, click on the title of the workshop. You will also be able to find contact details for the leader of each workshop should you wish to register your interest.

Manufacturing and the Skills Crisis in the West Midlands and Chicago: Defining the Problem and Exploring Solutions

Date
Monday 22nd September 2014
Location:
Birmingham Business School, Room G06
Description
This workshop is the first to compare and contrast approaches to the manufacturing skills crisis being developed in the UK and the US. Policy-makers have much to learn from the American approach which our research has revealed to be radically different from the UTC approach in England. The workshop reveals the value of detailed comparative research in exploring and developing solutions to the local labour market difficulties.
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Eyes on Central Asia

Eyes on Central Asia

Date
Wednesday 24th September 2014
Location:
Michael Tippett Room (Third Floor), Staff House
Description
Comparing the priorities of pre-modern Muslims with those of Russian and Chinese imperial powers in their imaginings of Central Asia this workshop will bring together specialists on different periods, regions and languages to develop a more comprehensive, comparative and developmental picture of perceptions of Central Asia from the 8th century to the present.
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The University, the Study of Religion and the Public Square

The University, the Study of Religion and the Public Square

Date
Friday 3rd October 2014
Location:
Hornton Grange, Worcester Room
Description
This workshop will gather researchers from across the University who consider religion to be an important element of their research in order to consider the broader possibilities for collaboration and impact in the public domain.
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Intelligent computation meets bio-medical research: recent developments in computational biology

Date
Thursday 9th October 2014
Location:
Hornton Grange, Worcester Room
Description
The availability of data in the life sciences has increased dramatically in recent years. While the analysis of genomics data is just one example for this trend, modern computational biology has to face challenges in a large variety of contexts: in medicine, for instance, imaging and traditional lab technology, proteomics and other "omics" data play an increasingly important role for basic research and clinical practice.The aim of this workshop is to bring together active researchers from many of the involved areas and facilitate intense scientific exchange. This should lead to the identification of novel directions of research and potential novel collaborations.
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Computational Social Science – data patterns of human behaviour

Computational Social Science – data patterns of human behaviour

Date
Thursday 9th October 2014
Location:
Michael Tippett Room (Third Floor), Staff House
Description
This workshop aims to foster greater collaboration between research groups in various social and computational sciences to establish the UK as one of the fore-runners in the emerging field of Computational Social Science.The workshop will also contribute to the development of a lecture series/course on Computational Social Science that is being developed by Dr. Ansgar Koene at the School of Psychology.
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Russia's Place in the World in the last 100 years: Culture, Society and Environment

Russia's Place in the World in the last 100 years: Culture, Society and Environment

Date
Wednesday 15th October 2014
Location:
Edgbaston Room, Lucas House
Description
The aim of the workshop is to bring together scholars from the University to begin new dialogues, in collaboration with scholars from other UK universities and from Russia. Keynote lectures and panels will address the topics of Russian Culture and Literature: the poetic word, Dwelling in Russia-Geopolitical concerns, and Russian Society and Environment/Russia as People and Place, finding connections and resonances.
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A Body of Crime: Conceptualising the Dead

A Body of Crime: Conceptualising the Dead

Date
Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Location:
Michael Tippett Room (Third Floor), Staff House
Description
The aim of the workshop is to bring together an interdisciplinary group to examine the socio-cultural, ethical, and historical factors which have impacted on the formation of the relevant legal offences and processes regarding the deceased body.
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Exploring the dimensions of change in the professions and the implications for education and training: an inter-disciplinary approach

Date
Wednesday 29th October 2014
Location:
TBC
Description
The specific aims of the workshop series are to identify scholars on professions across campus in order to establish a cross-university research network/consortium on professional transformation, which would in turn build research capacity in this area and enable the university to develop a strategy to work towards ESRC bids for seminar series and research project grants. The first workshop on 11 June 2014 was a scoping exercise, exploring the range of interests of university participants, and developing the agenda for the network.
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Knowledge, networks and conflict: How do we know what we know in fragile and conflict-affected states?

Knowledge, networks and conflict: How do we know what we know in fragile and conflict-affected states?

Date
Friday 7th November 2014
Location:
TBC
Description
This workshop represents the culmination of an IAS-funded project (under the Saving Humans theme) looking at the relationship between information-gathering, policy-making and 'local agency' in fragile and conflict-affected regions and states. Fieldwork and network-building in relation to this project was carried-out between November 2013-July 2014 in the UK, US, Ethiopia, Kenya and Sweden with paper drafts presented on 3 occasions.
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CONTACT

For details of how to submit a workshop proposal please contact Sue Gilligan: s.gilligan@bham.ac.uk.