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.

'Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis'

'Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis'

Date
Wednesday 10th September 2014
Location:
Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre, Medical School
Description
IAS will be screening Steve James' documentary 'Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis'. This documentary features never-before-seen neurological findings related to sport and the devastating consequences of sports related head injuries. The event is free, but booking is essential.
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The Global Concussion Crisis

The Global Concussion Crisis

Date
Thursday 11th September 2014
Location:
Edgbaston Room, Lucas House
Description
This workshop will be composed of researchers from Sport Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, Psychology, Biosciences, Engineering, Computer Science and Medical and Dental Sciences. The event will consist of a series of talks focusing on highlighting the problem and solutions to raise awareness in the community of concussion.
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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:
Edgbaston Room, Lucas House
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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Eyes on Central Asia

Eyes on Central Asia

Date
Wednesday 24th September 2014
Location:
Michael Tippett Room (Third Floor), Staff House
Description
Comparing the priorities of pre-modern Muslims with those of Russian and Chinese imperial powers in their imaginings of Central Asia this workshop will bring together specialists on different periods, regions and languages to develop a more comprehensive, comparative and developmental picture of perceptions of Central Asia from the 8th century to the present.
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The University, the Study of Religion and the Public Square

The University, the Study of Religion and the Public Square

Date
Friday 3rd October 2014
Location:
Hornton Grange, Worcester Room
Description
This workshop will gather researchers from across the University who consider religion to be an important element of their research in order to consider the broader possibilities for collaboration and impact in the public domain.
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Intelligent computation meets bio-medical research: recent developments in computational biology

Date
Thursday 9th October 2014
Location:
Michael Tippett Room (Third Floor), Staff House
Description
The aim of this workshop is to bring together active researchers from many of the involved areas and facilitate intense scientific exchange. This should lead to the identification of novel directions of research and potential novel collaborations.
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Russia's Place in the World in the last 100 years: Culture, Society and Environment

Russia's Place in the World in the last 100 years: Culture, Society and Environment

Date
Wednesday 15th October 2014
Location:
Edgbaston Room, Lucas House
Description
The aim of the workshop is to bring together scholars from the University to begin new dialogues, in collaboration with scholars from other UK universities and from Russia. Keynote lectures and panels will address the topics of Russian Culture and Literature: the poetic word, Dwelling in Russia-Geopolitical concerns, and Russian Society and Environment/Russia as People and Place, finding connections and resonances.
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Exploring the dimensions of change in the professions and the implications for education and training: an inter-disciplinary approach

Date
Wednesday 29th October 2014
Location:
TBC
Description
The specific aims of the workshop series are to identify scholars on professions across campus in order to establish a cross-university research network/consortium on professional transformation, which would in turn build research capacity in this area and enable the university to develop a strategy to work towards ESRC bids for seminar series and research project grants. The first workshop on 11 June 2014 was a scoping exercise, exploring the range of interests of university participants, and developing the agenda for the network.
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Knowledge, networks and conflict: How do we know what we know in fragile and conflict-affected states?

Knowledge, networks and conflict: How do we know what we know in fragile and conflict-affected states?

Date
Friday 7th November 2014
Location:
TBC
Description
This workshop represents the culmination of an IAS-funded project (under the Saving Humans theme) looking at the relationship between information-gathering, policy-making and 'local agency' in fragile and conflict-affected regions and states. Fieldwork and network-building in relation to this project was carried-out between November 2013-July 2014 in the UK, US, Ethiopia, Kenya and Sweden with paper drafts presented on 3 occasions.
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CONTACT

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