Intersections of finance and society 2019

4th annual conference of the Finance and Society Network (FSN)
12-13 December 2019 at City, University of London, UK

Organised by Amin Samman and Martijn Konings, in association with Finance and Society, the City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC), and the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. More info available here.


Building on the success of our previous conferences, the 4th annual Finance and Society Network (FSN) conference aims to foster further dialogue between the diverse camps that make up the new field of ‘finance and society’ studies. In particular, it seeks to identify new synergies between heterodox political economy and various sociological, historical, and philosophical perspectives on the intersections of finance and society. Contributions are also encouraged from the fringes of conventional academia, with visual, performance art, and activist or practitioner perspectives welcome.

Keynotes:

The code of capital: How the law creates wealth and inequality
Katharina Pistor, Columbia Law School

Contemporaneities: Time and history in the critique of political economy
Peter Osborne, Kingston University

Roundtables:

History in financial times
Marieke de Goede, Samuel Knafo, Emily Rosamond, Amin Samman, Noam Yuran

Economic humanities and the aesthetics of finance
Michelle Chihara, Christian Kloeckner, Marcia Klotz, Peter Knight, Nicky Marsh

Roundtables:

Rethinking the corporation

Finance and energy transition

Cryptocurrency imaginaries

Race, racism, and the empire of finance

Ethics and politics of banking

Literature and finance

Disrupting big tech

Temporalities of finance

Financial subjectivities I and II

Spaces of finance I and II

Finance governance I and II

Trends in digital finance I and II

Financialisation of housing and infrastructure

Central banking

Finance and the state

Finance and the periphery


Amin Samman is Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy at City, University of London. He is co-founder and editor of the open-access journal, Finance and Society, as well co-founder and chair of the Finance and Society Network (FSN).

Martijn Konings is Professor in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. He is co-editor of the Stanford University Press book series, ‘Currencies: New Thinking for Financial Times’, as well co-founder and chair of the Finance and Society Network (FSN).