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. 

Spatiality and Abortion Travel

Spatiality and Abortion Travel

Date
Tuesday 27th February 2018
Location:
Trinity Long Room Hub - Dublin
Description
This Institute of Advanced Studies workshop, held jointly with the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute at Trinity College Dublin, aims to bridge legal and geographical approaches to the governance of reproductive rights, bringing together researchers from Law, Geography and aligned fields from the University of Birmingham and the UK and Ireland more broadly.
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Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research
Toward a Political Geography of Abortion

Toward a Political Geography of Abortion

Date
Tuesday 6th March 2018
Location:
Birmingham Law School
Description
The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to welcome Dr Sydney Calkin, a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Geography at Durham, as a Vanguard Fellow. She is a feminist political geographer whose research examines reproductive rights around the world, who will be collaborating with Birmingham Law School (and more widely) on gender, borders, and trans-national legal regimes that govern reproduction.
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Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops
Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Process Tracing

Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Process Tracing

Date
Monday 12th - Wednesday 14th March 2018
Location:
EDUC-224
Description
Planned as part of the visit IAS Vanguard Fellow, Dr. Markus Siewert. The workshop is open to Early Career members of staff from across the University of Birmingham. Please note that places are limited up to a maximum of 20 attendees.
3rd UBIAS Intercontinental Academia

3rd UBIAS Intercontinental Academia

Date
Monday 19th - Tuesday 27th March 2018
Location:
Singapore
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. The proposal to create an Intercontinental Academia was agreed by the Steering Committee of UBIAS (University-Based Institutes for Advanced Studies) and was the idea of the then director of the Israel IAS, Professor Eliezer Rabinovici. A key aspect is deriving the full benefit of the intercontinental origins of the endeavour and diversity of thought and culture. 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.
Body 2.0. Embodied processes and technologies in the flows of urban capitalism

Body 2.0. Embodied processes and technologies in the flows of urban capitalism

Date
Friday 27th April 2018
Location:
TBC
Description
Planned as part of the visit IAS Vanguard Fellow, Dr. Mark Paterson and the University of Birmingham's Embodied Geographies research group, the aim of this workshop is to develop dialogue between Arts and Humanities and Social Science disciplines on theoretical and methodological questions of embodied and emotional experience, self-monitoring technologies and biopolitics, with particular reference to urban capitalism.
Empowerment Inc.: Can corporations really 'empower' women, and do we even want them to?

Empowerment Inc.: Can corporations really 'empower' women, and do we even want them to?

Date
Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Location:
Centre for Responsible Business
Description
Corporations love telling us to 'ban bossy', 'lean in' and 'shine', and women's empowerment programmes have become the poster-child of corporate social responsibility (CSR), especially in developing countries. This seminar will explore explores the paradoxes of CSR when we examine it through the lens of gender. What is lost, and what is gained, by the establishment of Empowerment Inc.? All welcome.
Adversities, Trauma and Resilience in Periods of Transition

Adversities, Trauma and Resilience in Periods of Transition

Date
Thursday 21st June 2018
Location:
TBC
Description
This workshop aims to foster an inter-disciplinary discussion on the concept of resilience and its meaning in different contexts. 'Periods of transition' has been broadly defined to cover, inter alia, societies who are in transition conflict to peace; communities who are in transition after natural disasters and individuals who are in transition after having experienced trauma. The rationale for the workshop is two-fold. There are a significant number of colleagues with relevant expertise at UoB who are working on topics directly or indirectly connected with resilience. The workshop will offer a valuable opportunity to bring together a diversity of academics and researchers from across UoB with overlapping and complementary research interests to meet, exchange ideas between academics and practitioners to develop future research collaborations.
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Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops