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.

Inclusive Entrepreneurship: innovations in research and practice

Inclusive Entrepreneurship: innovations in research and practice

Date
Wednesday 9th - Thursday 10th July 2014
Location:
University of Birmingham Brussels Office
Description
The University of Birmingham's Institute of Advanced Studies is supporting the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) in hosting a workshop to bring participants up to date on current research in this rapidly changing area and discuss emerging challenges of research and policy.
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Considering Operation Trojan Horse and its impacts in the city of Birmingham

Date
Tuesday 22nd - Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Location:
Michael Tippett Room (Third Floor), Staff House
Description
What began with the publication of an anonymous - and widely acknowledged as fake - letter alleging an 'Islamist plot' to take-over a number of schools in the city of Birmingham, the fallout from and legacy of 'Operation Trojan Horse' is likely to be significant.Recognising the social, political and cultural salience of the issues to the city of Birmingham – and indeed beyond - this workshop aims to reflect the urgent nature of the unfolding events.
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Figurative language: its patterns and meanings in domain-specific discourse

Date
Monday 18th - Tuesday 19th August 2014
Location:
Michael Tippett Room (Third Floor), Staff House (R24 on the Campus Map)
Description
The workshop aims to provide a forum for recent work on figurative language, in particular metaphor and metonymy. While the workshop is openly interdisciplinary, there is a special focus on the modelling of understanding and generation of metaphor.
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Work, Wealth and Well-being: Optimising health, well-being and performance in diverse and ageing workforces

Work, Wealth and Well-being: Optimising health, well-being and performance in diverse and ageing workforces

Date
Thursday 11th September 2014
Location:
TBC
Description
The main aim of the workshop is to develop a funding proposal for new research and a plan for a journal special issue by building on the cross-discipline dialogue that was initiated through the Work, Wealth and Well-being IAS workshop held last September.
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Big Data

Big Data

Date
Friday 19th September 2014
Location:
Hornton Grange, Worcester Room
Description
This workshop will bring together big data researchers from across the University to ascertain the nature and range of research being conducted in this area; to determine interdisciplinary synergies and opportunities for research collaboration; and to identify methodological intersections in approaches to big data research across campus.
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CONTACT

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