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.

Mind, Brain and Models - Nottingham meets Birmingham

Mind, Brain and Models - Nottingham meets Birmingham

Date
Thursday 7th May 2015
Location:
Michael Tippet Meeting Room in Staff House
Description
Understanding the complexity of the human mind and brain requires multiple levels of descriptions ranging from single cell electrophysiology to human behaviour. This cross-disciplinary workshop will bring together world-leading expertise in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, robotics, medicine and physics from the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham.
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Big Data Lunchtime Seminar

Big Data Lunchtime Seminar

Date
Wednesday 13th May 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 113
Description
Dr Susan E. Lee and Joanne M. Leach (both School of Civil Engineering) discuss 'Data collection for urban metabolism studies and city analysis – the Birmingham Experience'.
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Critical Entrepreneurship Studies

Critical Entrepreneurship Studies

Date
Wednesday 20th May 2015
Location:
Birmingham Business School, Room G06
Description
CES takes issue with the popular assumption of entrepreneurship being an individual-based form of organising with purely economic finalities. It insists that entrepreneurship, rather than forming a value-neutral means for promoting wealth and prosperity, is a gendered, classed, and socio-economically situated activity with distinct political and ethical implications and ramifications. In this seminar, IAS Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Dr. Caroline Essers, will present various examples of research that go beyond traditional ways of looking at entrepreneurship.
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Some thoughts on cognitive functions and correspondences of Egyptian myth (eme) s

Some thoughts on cognitive functions and correspondences of Egyptian myth (eme) s

Date
Monday 8th June 2015
Location:
Arts Lecture Room 3
Description
Myth is a fundamental feature of Egyptian cultural expression. Its characters and episodes pervade both the written and the artistic record of essentially all periods for which these media are attested. Egypt is no different in this respect than most other cultures around the globe, where myth is used to express various aspects of the world.
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Educational Realities and The Tasks of the Critical Scholar/Activist in Education

Educational Realities and The Tasks of the Critical Scholar/Activist in Education

Date
Wednesday 10th June 2015
Location:
Vaughan Jefferys Lecture Theatre
Description
Professor Mike Apple, IAS Distinguished Visiting Fellow, will deliver the Centre for Research in Race and Education's annual lecture.
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International Workshop on Intersectionality and Migrant Entrepreneurship

International Workshop on Intersectionality and Migrant Entrepreneurship

Date
Thursday 11th June 2015
Location:
Birmingham Business School
Description
The workshop brings together hitherto detached scholarly conversations on intersectionality and migrant entrepreneurship with the aim of developing a new research agenda that makes explicit the connections between variables such gender, religion, class and generations, and the kind of entrepreneurial activities that migrants pursue.
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Planned Cities, Engineered Cities

Planned Cities, Engineered Cities

Date
Thursday 25th June 2015
Location:
TBC
Description
As part of the visit of Institute of Advanced Studies Distinguished Visiting Fellow Professor Becky Loo, University of Hong Kong, this workshop will draw together academic research in Birmingham and beyond which focuses on cities and urban area to facilitate cross-campus understanding of research interests in this area.
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New Directions in Human Capital Theory

New Directions in Human Capital Theory

Date
Thursday 25th - Friday 26th June 2015
Location:
Birmingham Business School
Description
The workshop will explore new perspectives on human capital that extend the orthodox conceptualisation embodying education, skill and experience. Theoretical, applied and policy papers equally welcome.
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Memory-Myth-Performance

Memory-Myth-Performance

Date
Saturday 27th June 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 113
Description
Memory Studies do not deal with individual memories but investigate how societies remember. This workshop will seek to address this multi layered topic and pave the way for future research with an interdisciplinary approach to memory, myth and performance.
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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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Professor Geoff Eley: "What Produces Democracy? Revolutionary Crises, Popular Politics, and Democratic Gains in Twentieth-Century Europe"

Professor Geoff Eley: "What Produces Democracy? Revolutionary Crises, Popular Politics, and Democratic Gains in Twentieth-Century Europe"

Date
Wednesday 1st July 2015
Description
Geoff Eley is the Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History, as well as being a faculty member of the German Department, at the University of Michigan.This lecture forms part of the 'Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished lecture series' which aims to reflect on the major social, cultural, and policy issues of our time.
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Lectures Talks and Workshops, Vice Chancellor
Authorial Attribution: Traditional and Non-Traditional Approaches in the Digital Age

Authorial Attribution: Traditional and Non-Traditional Approaches in the Digital Age

Date
Thursday 9th July 2015
Location:
TB, TBC
Description
This workshop is part of the work we are undertaking with Institute of Advanced Studies Distinguished Visiting Fellow Professor Hugh Craig and will explore the interdisciplinary boundary between language and literature, specifically in the role of computational analysis to study questions of style and authorship, especially in the field of digital humanities.
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CONTACT

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