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Creating superdiversity: Reflections on long-term collaboration between academia and practice

Description
All are welcome at this workshop which reflects upon the experiences of a Belgian academic working over a long period with social workers in Belgium and explores the nature of collaboration and commitment and issues around the development of relationships, networks and strategies given the different institutional frameworks from which the different parties come
Date:
09 October 2014

Creating Superdiversity: Reflections on long-term collaboration between academia and practice

Description
All are welcome at this workshop from Dr Jef Van der Aa, Babylon Centre for the Study of Superdiversity, University of Tilberg. It will be held on 13 November 2014 (1.30-3.00) in Room 714/5 Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham.
Date:
09 October 2014

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
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'Another brick in the wall' or mitigating the worst of welfare re-engineering? The voluntary sector in a changing welfare landscape

Date
21 October 2014 (16:00-18:00)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
All are welcome at the next Third Sector Research Centre seminar which will be given by Linda Milbourne.
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Education, ethnicity and gender: Biographies of Roma and Sinti women in Germany

Date
22 October 2014 (11:00-12:30)
Location:
Room 113 - Muirhead Tower
Description
This presentation from Julie Reimer of the University of Bamberg, Germany, is a report of an ongoing research project (in the context of a doctoral dissertation) that brings into focus that especially Roma and Sinti women are confronted with various levels of discrimination as they belong to a certain ethnicity and are female.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, 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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