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 Lauren Rawlins.

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

Models of infectious disease transmission with complex pathogen and population characteristics

Models of infectious disease transmission with complex pathogen and population characteristics

Date
Monday 22nd October 2018
Location:
Computer Science (Y9), Sloman Lounge
Description
Infectious diseases impose a significant health and economic burden upon individuals and societies. Mathematical and computational modelling are increasingly used to understand how pathogens spread through populations, and to inform decisions about their control.
Network Medicine

Network Medicine

Date
Wednesday 24th October 2018
Location:
TBC
Description
Network medicine is an emerging field that uses complex networks and graphs to tackle important biomedical problems such as controlling infectious disease transmission. The aim of this workshop is to bring experts from diverse research fields to foster new ideas in this area.
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
Representing Home: Art, Visual Culture, and the Interdisciplinary Study of Home

Representing Home: Art, Visual Culture, and the Interdisciplinary Study of Home

Date
Thursday 8th November 2018
Location:
Jekyll Room, Winterbourne House & Garden
Description
The shifting spaces, objects, and relationships of home provide significant challenges for researchers seeking to understand the experience of past and present homes. As these debates continue to feel distinctly vital, this workshop will bring together researchers working on questions of home.
Categories:
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
Children's Engagement with Digital Technologies: Implications for Health and Wellbeing

Children's Engagement with Digital Technologies: Implications for Health and Wellbeing

Date
Tuesday 20th November 2018
Location:
Edgbaston Room Lucas House
Description
This Children and Childhoods Network (CCN) workshop will explore intersections between CCN's major research on technology, and health and wellbeing with the aim of better understanding how to make the best of the university's research strengths to address these clear global challenges.
Humour and Resilience in the Face of (everyday) Global Challenges

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

Date
Monday 3rd December 2018
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?
Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Sustainable Development: Law and Governance Innovations for Integrated Decision-Making

Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Sustainable Development: Law and Governance Innovations for Integrated Decision-Making

Date
Wednesday 5th December 2018
Location:
Law School Senior Common Room
Description
ALL WELCOME. The Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus topic is vital to the development priorities of several energy-producing countries. This seminar presents on-going research on law and governance innovations for advancing integrated decision-making on WEF issues in Qatar and Middle East.
Categories:
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
Short-term rentals and the housing market: Quasi-experimental evidence from Airbnb in Los Angeles – IAS Public Lecture

Short-term rentals and the housing market: Quasi-experimental evidence from Airbnb in Los Angeles – IAS Public Lecture

Date
Wednesday 5th December 2018
Location:
TBC
Description
ALL WELCOME. Online short-term housing rental platforms such as Airbnb have grown spectacularly in recent years, leading some cities to severely restrict short-term rentals, while others nearby have not. This lecture will examine how this affected house prices, listings, and availability.
Robotics-enabled Sustainable Manufacturing – IAS Lunchtime Lecture

Robotics-enabled Sustainable Manufacturing – IAS Lunchtime Lecture

Date
Thursday 13th December 2018
Location:
TBC
Description
ALL WELCOME. Sustainable manufacturing is a novel manufacturing model for balanced development. This lecture will cover exciting developments in the areas of industrial cloud robotics, energy-efficient robotised manufacturing, and human-robot collaboration in disassembly; in this crucial field.
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
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.