Workshops and Events

IAS workshops are typically one day in length and topics should be cross-disciplinary, bringing together expertise from across the breadth of our University.

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.

If you would like to propose a workshop we welcome
applications at any point during the year.

Please contact Sue Gilligan for guidelines.

If you would like to hear more about our
workshops, and other programmes 
running at IAS, check out Twist.

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Mapping the Future - Charting the research potential of the UoB Cartography Collection

Mapping the Future - Charting the research potential of the UoB Cartography Collection

Date
Friday 15th September 2017
Location:
Michael Tippet Room Staff House
Description
The Map Collection began with donations of atlases and map sheets by the Cadbury family soon after the Geography Department was founded in 1924. By the 1960s the Map Collection had become one of the largest holdings in the Midlands. The collection has continued to expand, to become one of the largest collections nationally, mostly through gifts from other institutions no longer able to store and curate maps and plans. This workshop seeks to explore mechanisms for positioning the collection more fully at the heart of research and teaching across the university.
Debt and Debt Relief

Debt and Debt Relief

Date
Wednesday 20th September 2017
Location:
JB Priestley Room Staff House
Description
Financial distress experienced by individual households is a pressing problem with devastating consequences both for the individuals concerned and society as a whole. There are currently about three million people living in the United Kingdom, who show severe signs of over-indebtedness. An explosive rise of 'priority' debts (e.g. rent arrears, council tax, fuel arrears) and consumer debt, in combination with continuing wage stagnation and post-Brexit inflation is set to increase this number. Yet there is concern among academics that English personal insolvency law fails to provide an adequate framework for providing debt relief to consumers. There is an urgent need for an adequate forum to discuss this issue.
In spitting distance: towards a University of Birmingham centre for the analysis of oral fluids

In spitting distance: towards a University of Birmingham centre for the analysis of oral fluids

Date
Monday 30th October 2017
Description
Saliva is a fascinating fluid that comprises proteins and chemicals that reflect oral and systemic health. The use of oral fluids in understanding the mechanisms of human disease and creating diagnostic tools is not new but is an up-and-coming field of research with potential for lasting impact, particularly in medicine and dentistry. However oral fluids are used in other research streams including simulated mouth models plus there are ethical and cultural implications of collecting saliva.
Model Parameterisation in Healthcare and Life Sciences: Extracting Knowledge from Data

Model Parameterisation in Healthcare and Life Sciences: Extracting Knowledge from Data

Date
Monday 11th December 2017
Location:
TBC
Description
The workshop will be focused on cutting edge techniques in model parameterisation, bringing international and national expertise to bear immediately on problems of clinical and industrial importance, and putting the theory into practice.