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. 

Brain stimulation and its applications to memory: best practice

Brain stimulation and its applications to memory: best practice

Date
Monday 27th - Tuesday 28th August 2018
Location:
Edgbaston Room Lucas House
Description
Brain stimulators are safe, internet enabled for both stimulation and transfer of data, inexpensive and easy to use. This workshop will bring UK and international experts together with UoB researchers and NHS practitioners to overcome the current difficulties in this rapidly developing field.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
Perspectives and experiences of intersectoral systems-based approaches to childhood obesity prevention

Perspectives and experiences of intersectoral systems-based approaches to childhood obesity prevention

Date
Tuesday 4th September 2018
Location:
TBC
Description
Childhood obesity is a growing problem worldwide, linked to multiple health, emotional, and social problems. So far, approaches for preventing the rising trend have had minimal success. This workshop seeks to bring together researchers and non-academic partners to explore new prevention techniques.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, 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 1st November 2018
Location:
TBC
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
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
The Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus topic is of great importance to the development priorities of several energy-producing countries of the world. 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
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.