2019 LIAS events

September 2019

20 September

College of Science and Engineering - Research Day

The focus of the day will be on communicating and discussing the best of our excellent research and research impact, providing everyone with opportunities to better understand and engage with priority and emerging areas of research excellence across the college, and research from outside their disciplinary expertise.

A series of workshops shall bring a diverse group of researchers together to discuss and priorities themes surrounding overarching shared college objectives. Workshops include; grant proposal development, public engagement, interdisciplinary approaches and research, enterprise and innovation.

  • 09:30 - 18:30
  • Register here


October 2019

17 October

Artificial Intelligence and Work with confirmed speakers: Lina Dencik, Juan Grigera, Athina Karatzogianni, Alex Wood, Jamie Woodcock, and Xanthe Whittaker.

  • Date: 17th October
  • Location: TBC.
  • Organised by: Phoebe Moore, Yujie Chen, Torsten Geelan

Artificial Intelligence (AI) augmented tools and applications are becoming increasingly prevalent in contemporary workplaces and work is increasingly impacted by intensified forms of digitalisation. This conference focuses on where and how this is occurring and what is at stake for workers and the labour movement. Workplace decision-making has become increasingly digitalised, and the integration of AI enhanced technologies into human resources (HR) - via people analytics and interview filming, AI augmented robotics including collaborative robots (cobots) and chatbots, the uses of wearable technologies and assistive tablets on the production assembly line, and algorithmic processes in gig work - has created a range of new issues. Panels examine the empirics for where this happening, looking at the philosophical and ethical questions arising and the emergence of new forms of activism and worker representation to raise labour standards, as the employment relationship continues to transform at the behest of technological advances and management practices.

November 2019

November 4

Practice Tools to Help Children and Young People who Experience Trauma

This event will be of interest to teachers, social workers, healthcare and other professionals; as well as to NGOs operating in the UK and internationally.

An increasing number of services provide support for children and young people who suffered trauma such as in care, refugee, homeless or living in disadvantage. This event will provide multiple perspectives and evidence on developing tools and strategies. Presentations will address user experiences, interventions, training and measuring success, in an interdisciplinary context and interactive format. Examples of good practice and training materials will be presented as part of the World Awareness for Children in Trauma programme activities (WACIT: www.wacit.org).

  • 10:00 - 16:00
  • Location: George Davies Centre, 15 Lancaster Road , LE1 7HA Leicester
  • Organised by: Professor Panos Vostanis
  • Register your interest here

March 2020

March 6

Environmental Justice and Alternatives to Development in Latin America: Knowledge, Narratives and Cultural Production

One-day workshop to explore the current environmental conflicts, justice movements and alternatives to development in Latin America from the perspectives of narrative, knowledge production and creative practice. Researchers from sciences, arts and humanities are invited to collectively explore the role that cultural production has in the representation of conflict, but also in the production of knowledge and socialities in the context of environmental degradation and urgent need for change.

  • Organiser; CAMEo
  • Dr Paula Serafini (CAMEo) on cultural production and extracivism
  • Dr David Dumoulin (IHEAL, Pairls III) on knowledge production and biodiversity
  • Submissions for 12 minute presentations accepted. Please submit a 250 word abstract, plus a one paragraph biography to paula.serafini:leicester.ac.uk by December 15th

Crick Lectures

Crick Lectures

The Crick Lectures are open to researchers from Leicester through a collaboration formed as part of our Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (WTISSF).

The lectures are delivered by leading internationally-renowned scientists and aim to be relatively accessible to scientists in other disciplines, while also offering something for the specialist.

Crick Lectures typically take place on Thursdays at 4pm in the auditorium. The Francis Crick Institute is located directly opposite St Pancras Station, London, thus making seminar attendance a relatively easy possibility. We have funding through the ISSF to pay for standard class train travel to get you there and back, if you would otherwise struggle to cover the train fare; contact Anna Harding for further information: aijh1@le.ac.uk

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