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.

Big Data Lunchtime Seminar: Are predictions from test accuracy meta-analyses valid in practice?  Experiences from simulating data in R when developing a validation statistic

Big Data Lunchtime Seminar: Are predictions from test accuracy meta-analyses valid in practice? Experiences from simulating data in R when developing a validation statistic

Date
Wednesday 17th February 2016
Location:
B01, School of Mechanical Engineering
Description
Dr Brian H. Willis (Institute of Applied Health Research) presents this lunchtime seminar as part of the Institute of Advanced Studies' Big Data Network.
The Global Middle East in the Age of Speed

The Global Middle East in the Age of Speed

Date
Thursday 2nd - Friday 3rd June 2016
Location:
Hornton Grange, 53 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, B15 2TT
Description
A transformative technology, automobility in its various incarnations globalized unevenly after World War One, altering a variety of social practices and inflecting the wider dynamics of production and consumption. From new roads, production lines and showrooms, to traffic jams, garages, advertisements, car accidents, joy riders, and (counter-) insurgency techniques - to name just a few phenomena - motorized vehicles and the conditions they provoked altered conceptions of time, senses of place or authenticity, and the production of space. This workshop seeks to explore a major gap in the historical literature on the Middle East and will so do not simply within the discipline of history but will draw upon expertise from Geography, African Studies, Anthropology, and Civil Engineering.
UBIAS into Impact: Networking our academics to meet global challenges

UBIAS into Impact: Networking our academics to meet global challenges

Date
Monday 20th - Thursday 23rd June 2016
Location:
Hornton Grange, 53 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, B15 2TT
Description
The University of Birmingham's Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes colleagues from across the globe to the UBIAS (University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study) Directors' Conference 'UBIAS into Impact: Networking our academics to meet global challenges'.