On Tuesday 14 January researchers from across the University gathered to share research they have done in, or about, Birmingham. The purpose of the small seminar was to discuss possible crossover between disciplines and begin to develop a shared knowledge base. This is the beginning of an ongoing project to raise visibility of such research, and open up further avenues for cross-disciplinary work.
The presentations illustrate the diversity of the research taking place; all are available to download below (in PDF).
Peter Larkham (Technology, Enginnering & Environment (TEE)) – The post-war rebuilding of Birmingham
Steve McCabe (Business School) – Exploring the traditions of immigrant workers in Birmingham
Beck Collins (TEE) – Renewable energy projects
Paula McGee (Health) – Irish mental health in Birmingham
Fatemeh Rabiee-Khan (Health) – Redressing health inequality
Richard Hatcher (Education, Law & Social Sciences) – The new Birmingham Education Partnership
Annette Naudin (Performance, Media & English) – Birmingham as a creative city: a milieu for learning
There was also a verbal presentation from Martin Glynn, who recently completed his doctorate with BCU. His presentation was titled ‘Reflecting the city using urban ethnography’.
Look out for more news items and features as the project progresses.
The BIAD Centre for Fine Art Research (CFAR) and Selfridges will next year launch ‘Imaginarium’ – a series of interactive workshops over a 3-week period in February 2014 in Selfridges, Birmingham – and they are looking for ideas.
The Imaginarium ‘call out’ is for artists, inventors, experimenters, product designers and musicians to respond with imaginative projects, processes and products that can be developed and showcased to the public next year. Imaginarium is part of the ‘Festival of Imagination’, which is taking place across Birmingham, London and Manchester.
The deadline for responses is on 8 November at 5.00pm, so act quickly if you would like to get involved.
For more information, download the Imaginarium call out information here (PDF).