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. 

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.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
Bodies 2.0. Embodied processes and technologies in the flows of urban capitalism

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

Date
Thursday 10th May 2018
Location:
Liberty Room, Winterbourne House
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.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Seeing, feeling, and showing bodies-in-place: on reflexivity and multi-sensory mediations

Seeing, feeling, and showing bodies-in-place: on reflexivity and multi-sensory mediations

Date
Wednesday 16th May 2018
Location:
118 Muirhead Tower
Description
The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to welcome Dr Mark Paterson, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh as a Vanguard Fellow. In this seminar he will explore how best to represent the embodied, multisensory experience of 'bodies-in-place' through considering 'seeing', 'feeling', and 'showing'. All welcome.
Understanding and Fighting Gender Inequality

Understanding and Fighting Gender Inequality

Date
Thursday 17th - Friday 18th May 2018
Description
This workshop will see the launch of a new research theme for the Institute for Global Innovation on Gender Inequality with the formation of a global network centred at the University of Birmingham and the planning of research streams in this critical area.
Adversities, Trauma and Resilience in Periods of Transition

Adversities, Trauma and Resilience in Periods of Transition

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
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.