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Talking about super diversity

From 23-25 June, the University of Birmingham will be witness to the first international interdisciplinary conference about social diversity.  It will concentrate on the impact this has in various geographical fields.


Under the title of Super diversity: theory, method and practice in an era of change, its objective is to analyse the knowledge we have regarding the great social diversity which surrounds us, through workshops and debates.

The conference will also initiate the development of an agenda for future research in this field and will discuss political policy regarding diversity.

The conference will be attended by internationally known researchers in the field,including Professor Jan Blommaert of the University of Tilburg; Professor Peggy Levitt of Wellesley College; Professor James Nazroo of the University of Manchester; Professor Jenny Phillimore from the University of Birmingham; Professor Gill Valentine of the University of Sheffield and Professor Steven Vertovec from the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.

Thus professors as well as researchers from different areas such as sociology, social politics, geography, psychology, economy, medicine, demography, anthropology and other fields such as policymakers, lawyers and professionals with an interest in super diversity will be among those taking part in the conference.

The organiser of this international event is the Institute for Research into Super diversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham, which works to develop and promote its experience of research in super diversity, being the first institute in the United Kingdom and one of the first at an international level to focus on this subject.

Date: From 23-25 June 2014.  Time: The conference runs from 9 am on June 23rd until 2pm on the 25th. Place:  Birmingham Business School. Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TT. More information:

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(Translated by Susan Seccombe – Email: ess.translations[@] – Photos: Pixabay

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