Workshops and Events

IAS workshops are typically one day in length and topics should be cross-disciplinary, bringing together expertise from across the breadth of our University.

Below are details of our upcoming workshops which aim to explore cutting-edge issues in research through cross-departmental collaboration. 

If you are interested in attending any of the below events, please contact ias@contacts.bham.ac.uk

More information on proposing an IAS workshop can be found at Propose an IAS Workshop. 

Call for Papers: Anonymity: Past, Present and Futures Unknown

Call for Papers: Anonymity: Past, Present and Futures Unknown

Date
Friday 1st March 2019
Location:
TBC
Description
This is a call for papers for the upcoming IAS Workshop: Anonymity: Past, Present and Futures Unknown, on 13-14 June 2019.
Categories:
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
Perspectives in Chemistry: From Supramolecular Chemistry towards Adaptive Chemistry

Perspectives in Chemistry: From Supramolecular Chemistry towards Adaptive Chemistry

Date
Monday 18th March 2019
Location:
Haworth Lecture Theatre Room 101
Description
Professor Lehn will discuss how Molecular chemistry has developed a wide range of very powerful procedures for building ever more complicated molecules from atoms linked by covalent bonds.
Human Well Being and Economic Accounting

Human Well Being and Economic Accounting

Date
Monday 18th March 2019
Location:
Sir Alan Walters Harvard Lecture Theatre
Description
Pioneer of environmental economics, Sir Partha Dasgupta, will develop a theory that has radical implications for the way national accounts are prepared and interpreted.
3rd UBIAS Intercontinental Academia

3rd UBIAS Intercontinental Academia

Date
Tuesday 19th - Wednesday 27th March 2019
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
The ICA aims to transform approaches to research, enhance awareness of the work, relevance and potential impact of other disciplines, and to inspire and facilitate new collaborations across disciplines.
Bringing Genomic Data into Historical Research

Bringing Genomic Data into Historical Research

Date
Wednesday 20th March 2019
Location:
Arts Lecture Room 6
Description
Professor Geary will discuss current research paleogenomics in the early medieval West.
Particle Physics Seminar

Particle Physics Seminar

Date
Wednesday 20th March 2019
Location:
Physics West 117
Description
Eliezer Rabinovici is Professor of Physics, the Leon H. and Ada G. Miller Chair of Science at the Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is Vice President CERN Council.
Rudolf Peierls Annual Lecture

Rudolf Peierls Annual Lecture

Date
Wednesday 20th March 2019
Location:
Poynting Large Lecture Theatre S02
Description
Prof. Gross is Permanent Member and holder of the Chancellor's Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics; Professor of Physics, University of California; USA 2004 Nobel Prize Winner.
Mixing Water, Transducing Energy, Shaping Membranes: Far from Equilibrium Biological Interfaces

Mixing Water, Transducing Energy, Shaping Membranes: Far from Equilibrium Biological Interfaces

Date
Thursday 21st March 2019
Location:
Biosciences Room 301
Description
Atul N. Parikh, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis and Materials Science & Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes

Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes

Date
Thursday 21st March 2019
Location:
Physics West 117
Description
Former Nobel committee member and Chair Lars Brink talks about Alfred Nobel's life, inventions and how the Nobel Foundation was set up. Professor Brink then will discuss the Nobel Prizes and how the committee works.
Making Sense of Corruption

Making Sense of Corruption

Date
Thursday 21st March 2019
Location:
Muirhead Tower Room 122
Description
One of our most eminent Political Scientists, Bo Rothstein discusses his book 'Making Sense of Corruption'.
Inaugural Grace Frankland Memorial Lecture

Inaugural Grace Frankland Memorial Lecture

Date
Thursday 21st March 2019
Location:
Haworth Large Lecture Theatre 101
Description
Nobel Laureate Professor Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel gives the Inaugural Grace Frankland Memorial Lecture.
Race, Inclusion and Excellence in Law Schools: A Perspective From Three Continents

Race, Inclusion and Excellence in Law Schools: A Perspective From Three Continents

Date
Thursday 21st March 2019
Location:
Birmingham Law School Lecture Theatre 2
Description
Birmingham Law School's Inaugural 'Race and the Law' Lecture
CERN: A Collective Machinery to Test Laws Against Nature

CERN: A Collective Machinery to Test Laws Against Nature

Date
Tuesday 26th March 2019
Location:
Aston Webb Room G33
Description
Professor Spiro presents an illumination of an exceptional collective adventure, with resources and expertise drawn from across the globe, run by treaty and convention.
Exoplanetology: weaving academic disciplines into a new Natural Philosophy.

Exoplanetology: weaving academic disciplines into a new Natural Philosophy.

Date
Monday 8th April 2019
Location:
TBC
Description
IAS Workshop: Exoplanetology. Planetary systems appear incredibly diverse, revealing that the Solar system is not representative of other planetary systems implying that the Solar system did not follow the dominant planet formation mechanism.
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Being Muslim in Europe Today: Reconciling Islam and British Identity

Being Muslim in Europe Today: Reconciling Islam and British Identity

Date
Thursday 16th May 2019
Location:
Alan Walters Building: 223 Harvard Theatre
Description
Since 9/11 we appear to have entered an almost Hobbesian world of violence and chaos in parts of the Muslim world like Syria and Yemen. In addition, some 60,000 people have been killed in the so-called 'War on Terror' in Pakistan alone.
Anonymity: Past, Present and Futures unknown

Anonymity: Past, Present and Futures unknown

Date
Thursday 13th - Friday 14th June 2019
Location:
TBC
Description
Anonymity has become a defining feature of twenty-first century culture. This research-focused workshop will explore how one lives in a world without anonymity, how and why some people have in the past lived anonymously while others try to continue to do so today.
Categories:
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
Thinking with Animals

Thinking with Animals

Date
Wednesday 26th June 2019
Location:
Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre
Description
Our increased understanding of animals comes at a time when we are now in a race to preserve the ever-increasing numbers of threatened species and their habitats. With every discovery, there is more urgency for us reassess the longstanding relationships between humans and other species in the world.