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. 

Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Sustainable Development in the United Kingdom and the Middle East

Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Sustainable Development in the United Kingdom and the Middle East

Date
Monday 17th December 2018
Location:
Jekyll Room, Winterbourne House & Garden
Description
This workshop will facilitate comparative and collaborative research on key strategies, technologies and techniques needed to govern and address the close interactions between water, energy, food and climate change in Qatar and the United Kingdom.
Categories:
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
The Citizen in Citizen Science

The Citizen in Citizen Science

Date
Thursday 7th February 2019
Location:
Michael Tippet Room - Staff House - Third Floor
Description
Citizen science has become a significant form of scientific practice with interdisciplinary voices. This workshop will go beyond current analyses by bringing together practitioners, participants & critics for an interdisciplinary interrogation of the word 'citizen' in the phrase 'citizen science'.
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
Humour and Resilience in the Face of (everyday) Global Challenges

Humour and Resilience in the Face of (everyday) Global Challenges

Date
Thursday 7th February 2019
Location:
TBC
Description
Humour is universal; it is exists in every culture throughout the world. This IAS workshop will discuss: How is humour understood and engaged with in different areas of study? How can humour be used to resist or alleviate live real-world problems? What is humour, in academic terms?
Categories:
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
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
3rd UBIAS Intercontinental Academia

3rd UBIAS Intercontinental Academia

Date
Tuesday 19th - Wednesday 27th March 2019
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
The ICA seeks to create a global network of future research leaders by constructing an arena in which the very best early/mid-career scholars will work together on paradigm-shifting cross-disciplinary research, mentored by some of the most eminent researchers from across the globe. This immersive and intense experience is expected to transform the scholar's own approach to research, enhance their awareness of the work, relevance and potential impact of other disciplines, and to inspire and facilitate new collaborations between distant disciplines; our aim is to make a real, yet volatile, intellectual cocktail that leads to meaningful outputs.
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.