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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

Taxing our wealth – do we have it right?

Date
04 (00:00) - 06 November 2014 (00:00)
Description
As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, a series of linked events targeted at 16-18 year olds will be addressing the question - do we have the tax system right when it comes to taxing people's wealth?
Categories:
Social Sciences

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

Date
19 November 2014 (13:00-14:30)
Location:
Room 429 -Muirhead Tower
Description
All are welcome at this seminar from Ralph Grillos from the University of Sussex on 'How can the law be expected to cope with superdiversity?'
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Assembling Samira: Queering sexual humanitarianism through experimental film making

Date
03 December 2014 (13:00-14:30)
Location:
Room 427 Muirhead Tower
Description
All are welcome at this seminar on 'Assembling Samira: Queering sexual humanitarianism through experimental film making'.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Using the Secondary Financial Services Market to Advance Economic Justice

Date
09 December 2014 (12:30-13:15)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
All are welcome at this seminar hosted by the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) with David Stoesz, Fulbright University of Birmingham Distinguished Professor.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
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