Brexit Seminar Series 2018

Next year IRiS is showcasing its current work on Brexit, migration and citizenship in three public seminars: 10 January, 3-4pm, Muirhead Tower 714/5: What next? Where next? Post-Brexit fears among secondary migrant Somali Muslims in Birmingham by Dr Chris Allen 7 February, 3-4pm, Muirhead Tower 112: Beyond Brexit Britain: Older British migrants in Spain by Dr Kelly…

Applications open – MA in Migration, Superdiversity and Policy

“Our MA equips  students with the tools for understanding and engaging in a rapidly changing and increasingly diverse society” Dr Nando Sigona, Director of the MA in Migration, Superdiversity and Policy   IRiS is now taking applications for the 2018/19 MA Migration, Superdiversity and Policy. The programme is offered as a one year full time…

What next for unaccompanied migrant children in the UK

To mark to the end of Becoming Adult: Conceptions of future and wellbeing among migrant young people, IRIS, Centre for Education and International Development at UCL IoE, the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre are hosting the international conference  “Constructing viable futures: Unaccompanied migrant young people transitioning to adulthood”. The event will be held on 12 December 2017, at St…

The bureaucracy of angels in King’s Cross St. Pancras

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Fascinating video with artists Broomberg & Chanarin discussing their installation ‘The bureaucracy of angels‘ in King’s Cross St. Pancras station (28 Sept – 25 Nov). The work was commissioned by Art on the Underground. Here a Learning Guide (Key stage 3-5). Short clip from the film below. Glad to have…

Global Perspectives on Research Co-Production with Communities: conference report

IRiS recently hosted its 2017 conference in partnership with the University of Melbourne’s Social Equity Institute. Global Perspectives on Research Co-production was co-conceived and co-convened by IRiS’s Lisa Goodson and MSEI’s Deborah Warr.  The conference ran over two days on the 14th and 15th September, and was attended by 85 delegates who explored the themes…

Rethinking nursing in an era of superdiversity

On Monday, 16 October, IRiS and the School of Nursing hosted our first joint workshop, Superdiverse Nursing – “What is the patient experience?”. The workshop aimed to explore the opportunities a superdiverse nursing workforce could offer in improving the patient experience in a number of healthcare settings. The event opened with a keynote address from Professor…

Event – Access to healthcare in Edgbaston and Handsworth

Dr Rachel Humphris is delighted to host a free workshop Access to Healthcare in Edgbaston and Handsworth as part of the Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science 2017. This event is open to local residents and users of healthcare services in Handsworth and Edgbaston. It is organised by UPWEB, a three year long research project…

Communication in the Multilingual City: call for paper

This international cross disciplinary conference will take place at the University of Birmingham from 8-9 March, 2018 and is focused on the theme of communication in the city. The conference forms part of the TLANG research project. We will create conversations which transcend disciplinary boundaries, and assist in thinking creatively about communication in metropolitan settings….