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Language and Superdiversity: exploring corpus approaches

Description
Forthcoming series of seminars which will explore the possible synergies between corpus linguistics and superdiversity.
Date:
31 March 2015

TSRC and NCVO receive funding to continue work on third sector evidence base

Description
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) are to create a data resource that will improve the evidence base for the voluntary sector, particularly in relation to its finances and resources over the past decade.
Date:
26 March 2015

Tenant involvement could save millions says Minister, Stephen Williams

Description
Professor David Mullins joined over 100 leading figures from the tenants movement and social landlords in the Jubilee Room at the House of Commons recently, to launch a major new report on the business benefits of social landlords' involving their tenants in decision making and service provision.
Date:
26 March 2015

New superdiverse entrepreneurs

Description
Read the latest in the IRiS Working Paper Series, 'Superdiverse Britain and new migrant enterprises'.
Date:
24 March 2015

Birmingham Brief: Child protection system does not need a political game of 'tough and tougher'

Description
Professor Sue White, Professor of Social Work (Children and Families) in the School of Social Policy, writes for the 'Birmingham Brief'.
Date:
12 March 2015

Superdiverse! The challenges of a new paradigm for research and practice

Description
Susanne Wessendorf, Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) to give keynote lecture at forthcoming conference in The Hague.
Date:
12 March 2015
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IASS Events

Researching community land trusts in Australia: balancing academia and activism

Date
22 June 2015 (16:15-17:45)
Location:
Room 710 Muirhead Tower
Description
This Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar features Dr Louise Crabtree from the University of Western Australia as guest speaker. She will be reflecting on five years of research and development with the emergent community land trust (CLT) sector in Australia to explain the approach, tasks and outcomes of a research program that consciously sought to simultaneously address academic and activist objectives.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences

From multilingualism to superdiversity in corpus linguistics: implications for research

Date
30 June 2015 (14:00-17:00)
Location:
Room 420 Muirhead Tower
Description
This event is part of a short series of seminars which explores the possible synergies between corpus linguistics and superdiversity.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences

Rethinking integration: New perspectives on adaptation and settlement in an era of superdiversity

Date
02 July 2015 (09:00-18:30)
Location:
Birmingham, University of Birmingham
Description
IRiS and SAST Conference, 'Rethinking integration: New perspectives on adaptation and settlement in an era of superdiversity' - Call for Papers.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences

Ya' Gotta' love baseball: Resource caravan passageways and immigrant integration

Date
02 July 2015 (17:30-18:30)
Location:
G15 - Muirhead Lecture Theatre
Description
Distinguished Speaker Series, Professor Steven Hobfoll, The Judd and Marjorie Weinberg Presidential Professor, Rush University Medical Center Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research
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