University of Birmingham

The Institute of Advanced Studies

December 2013

In addition to the six fellows we announced last month I am pleased to let you know of a further three DVFs who are coming to Birmingham. Professor Geoff Eley, University of Michigan, Professor Michael Apple, University of Wisconsin and under the Saving Humans theme Professor Jeff McMahan, Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University.

The next deadline for nominating IAS Distinguished Visiting Fellows is 17th January 2014 and I am very much looking forward to receiving nominations for these from across the University.

This week IAS hosted a very successful meeting to discuss the development of the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) which included issues at the interface of health, environment and technology. We are aware that there is a huge amount of interest already and there is a further meeting on 27th February 11.30–13.00. Please contact Sarah Myring if you would like to attend.

Finally our next IAS new staff networking lunch is on 29th January at 12.30. These informal events have proved a fantastic opportunity for new and more established colleagues to find out more about each other and possibilities for support and collaboration. Please contact Sarah Myring if you’d like to come along.

Many thanks for your support in 2013 and all good wishes for a restful break.

Malcolm Press

Dinesh Singh

Education in A Global Setting: The Needs of the 21st Century
IAS Public Lecture 29th January 2014 4.30–5.30pm followed by a drinks reception

Professor Dinesh Singh, Vice Chancellor of University of Delhi and Director of Mathematical Sciences Foundation, Delhi. The event is free but booking is advised.


Saving Humans
Many thanks to colleagues who organised our event The Kindertransport in History and Memory workshop last week. Materials and photographs are now available on the website.

The Saving Humans Blog is taking a well-earned rest until 13th January when we look forward to welcoming back Heather Widdows to kick off proceedings for another term.

A reminder that there is a call for activity open for Saving Humans funding with a deadline of 13th January 2014.


Upcoming and recently approved IAS Workshops

You can view further details and who to contact to attend workshops at the
IAS Workshops page.

If you’d like to propose a workshop we welcome applications at any point during the year. Please contact Sue Gilligan if you’d like further information.

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