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.

Joint IAS / NERC Workshop: How to discover Adverse Outcome Pathways from molecular & gene response networks in systems biology to best govern the use of chemicals & nanoparticles

Joint IAS / NERC Workshop: How to discover Adverse Outcome Pathways from molecular & gene response networks in systems biology to best govern the use of chemicals & nanoparticles

Date
Tuesday 25th November 2014
Location:
Hornton Grange, Worcester Room
Description
This workshop will introduce the concept of AOPs in toxicology, with state-of-the-art network biology approaches, discuss how molecular networks derived from the computational analyses of 'omics data can be integrated into an AOP framework and address the question of how these mechanism-based AOPs can help to govern the 'tolerable risk' of chemicals and nanomaterials more rigorously and precisely than previously achievable.
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Lectures Talks and Workshops
Varieties of religious superdiversity

Varieties of religious superdiversity

Date
Wednesday 26th November 2014
Location:
Muirhead Tower, room 420
Description
The aim of the workshop is to draw together a series of insights from different disciplines on the nature and study of religious (super)diversity in the UK today. During the morning we will build up a picture of the range of research being undertaken in this field. After lunch we will begin to identify where there may be gaps, and then go on to ask where individuals and research groups could be working together to fill these gaps. We hope to end by identifying a number of projects that might be possible to build for the future.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Lunchtime Seminar: Monitoring temporal and spatial change in Antarctic terrestrial communities

Lunchtime Seminar: Monitoring temporal and spatial change in Antarctic terrestrial communities

Date
Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Location:
Learning Centre, UG09
Description
The Institute of Advanced Studies' Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Professor Sharon Robinson (University of Wollongong), discusses temporal and spatial change in Antarctic terrestrial communities in this lunchtime seminar.
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Lectures Talks and Workshops
Music and Alabaster

Music and Alabaster

Date
Monday 15th December 2014
Location:
Evesham Room, Hornton Grange
Description
Scholars, museum professionals and musicians will explore the interaction of the sounding and the visual in the English late Middle Ages, with a particular emphasis on polyphonic music and Midlands religious alabasters and their devotional contexts in the long fifteenth century (c.1380-1520).
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Lectures Talks and Workshops
Making Resources Speak: themes and methods of the New Materialism

Making Resources Speak: themes and methods of the New Materialism

Date
Monday 29th June 2015
Location:
TBC
Description
This workshop will explore paths towards theoretically informed but empirically grounded studies and provides a platform for reflections on the proper place of the material among the range of social actors.
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Lectures Talks and Workshops

 

 

CONTACT

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