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. 

Interdisciplinary Reflections on Adversities, Trauma and Resilience

Interdisciplinary Reflections on Adversities, Trauma and Resilience

Date
Thursday 21st June 2018
Location:
Kingfisher Room, Peter Scott House
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 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.
Categories:
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research
Data Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and the Turing Institute

Data Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and the Turing Institute

Date
Friday 29th June 2018
Location:
Staff House 3rd floor
Description
This open workshop will bring together University of Birmingham researchers with an interest in Data Sciences and/or Artificial Intelligence to network and identify potential new avenues for research.
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
Suicide and self-harm in children and young people: An interdisciplinary approach to prevention

Suicide and self-harm in children and young people: An interdisciplinary approach to prevention

Date
Friday 6th July 2018
Location:
Nicolson Building
Description
Suicide is a global public health concern costing the lives of approximately one million people per annum (WHO, 2014). This equates to one death every 40 seconds. Despite national and international preventative efforts, suicide rates are on the rise with detrimental social, psychological and economic consequences. This IAS workshop will identify the "big questions" around suicidology and highlight challenges in the current understanding of the multiple drivers of suicide, as well as discuss strategies to tackle and prevent this tragic outcome.
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. However, despite the vast literature on brain stimulation, the field is still in its infancy and there is still little consensus on the best protocols. 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

Date
Tuesday 4th September 2018
Location:
TBC
Description
Childhood obesity is a growing problem worldwide, and is linked with multiple health, emotional and social problems, but so far approaches for preventing the rising trend have had minimal success. This workshop seeks to bring together UoB researchers with related non-academic partners to explore community-based and systems-wide approaches to obesity prevention.
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 contemporary homes and the homes of the past. Home can be a stable place of comfort that nurtures a developing sense of self, be transitory, a place of conflict, and of negotiation. As debates around home continue to feel distinctly vital, this workshop will bring together researchers working on questions of home across a range of disciplines to explore and exchange ideas on how art and visual culture might be a focus for interdisciplinary work in this area.
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.