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Debunking myths about language and social media

Description
There is no doubt that social media has changed how we communicate. The question is: should we worry about these changes?
Date:
01 October 2014

Watch and listen: Translating cultures

Description
IRiS academics take part in new film from The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) which shines a light on the AHRC's Translating Cultures theme.
Date:
01 October 2014

How can the law be expected to cope with 'Superdiversity?'

Description
All are welcome at this seminar entitled 'How can the law be expected to cope with 'Superdiversity?' on 19 November 2014.
Date:
30 September 2014

IASS's Chris Allen responds to Home Secretary's announcement of counter-extremism measures

Description
Listen to Chris Allen talking on Radio 5 Live in response to the announcement by the Home Secretary of counter-extremism measures.
Date:
30 September 2014

Superdiversity at work: Hierarchies of belonging, mobile labour and incongruous encounters with difference

Description
All are welcome at this seminar on 'Superdiversity at work: Hierarchies of belonging, mobile labour and incongruous encounters with difference'.
Date:
30 September 2014

New programme of Housing and Communities Research Network seminars

Description
All are welcome at the new programme of Housing and Communities Research Network seminars which begins on Monday 29 September with a thought provoking look at Community Land Trusts in the US and UK from Stephen Hill, a leading activist involved in East London CLT and in the Co-Housing movement.
Date:
24 September 2014
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IASS Events

Rehabilitation revolution? Young prisoners experiences of reintegration and resettlement

Date
15 October 2014 (09:30-16:30)
Location:
180-181 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5SE, The Bond
Description
This one-day workshop focuses on the challenges and issues faced by young prisoners (18-30 years old) on release from custody.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences

Redressing the imbalance between financial service consumer and provider in Ireland

Date
16 October 2014 (12:30-13:15)
Location:
Room 110 Birmingham Business School
Description
All are welcome at this seminar hosted by the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), with Stuart Stamp, NUI Maynooth.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences

Superdiversity at work: Hierarchies of Belonging, Mobile Labour and Incongruous Encounters with Difference

Date
23 October 2014 (13:00-14:30)
Location:
Room 427 Muirhead Tower
Description
All are welcome at this seminar from Amanda Wise from the Department of Sociology at Macquarie University in Australia on 'Superdiversity at work: Hierarchies of Belonging, Mobile Labour & Incongruous Encounters with Difference'.

Religion and the City: conversations about Birmingham's religious diversity

Date
03 (00:00) - 07 November 2014 (00:00)
Description
As part of this year's ESRC Festival of Social Science, social scientists from the University of Birmingham will be going out across the city to engage members of the public in 'conversations' about religion and what impact is has on the city.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
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