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.

Employment and well-being: How much work should we do in the 'good life'?

Employment and well-being: How much work should we do in the 'good life'?

Date
Thursday 5th February 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 710
Description
This presentation will review research concerning the effects of employment on well-being, and the reasons given as to why employment has this positive effect. This presentation will draw together theoretical models of unemployment and well-being, and empirical studies of the quality of part-time work, the effects of job insecurity and zero-hours contracts, to suggest answers to these questions and consider the type of research that might provide better answers to the question.
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Quo Vadis Olympism: a multidisciplinary exploration

Quo Vadis Olympism: a multidisciplinary exploration

Date
Tuesday 24th February 2015
Location:
Michael Tippett Room (Third Floor), Staff House
Description
The aim of the workshop is to attempt a new, interdisciplinary approach to the subject of 'Olympism' drawing on politics, policy, linguistics, history, heritage studies and Olympic studies more broadly.
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Charities and their Publics

Charities and their Publics

Date
Wednesday 11th March 2015
Location:
TBC
Description
This workshop brings together a post-disciplinary team of experts, academics and practitioners to understand how the charitable sector relates to its publics and, the way in which they can ameliorate both short and long-term circumstances for the 'beneficiaries'.
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Deterrence vs. Detection

Deterrence vs. Detection

Date
Wednesday 29th April 2015
Location:
TBC
Description
The workshop will bring together global leaders in the fields of doping research and governance to discuss and debate the latest issues affecting all those involved in the 'doping in sport' industry.
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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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CONTACT

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