Intersections of finance and society 2017

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Second annual conference on 'Intersections of finance and society'
To be held on 2-3 November 2017 at City University London, UK

Organised by Martijn Konings and Amin Samman, in association with the Finance and Society Network at the University of Sydney and the City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC) at City University London. 


In the wake of the global financial crisis, the various political responses it has triggered, and the emergence of new forms of fiscal and monetary policy, the need for a more sophisticated encounter between economic theory and the social sciences has become pressing. The growth of new forms of money and finance is increasingly recognised as one of the defining developments of our time, and it is beginning to yield innovative research across the humanities and social sciences. 

Following on from the success of our inaugural conference last year, this two-day event aims to foster the further development of 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.

Confirmed keynotes

Melinda Cooper (University of Sydney), 'Anti-austerity on the far right'
Joseph Vogl (Humboldt University of Berlin), 'The ascendancy of finance'

Submissions are invited in two formats

Papers; abstract of up to 300 words
Panels; panel proposal plus paper abstracts

Themes on which we encourage submissions include

Engaging orthodox economics and finance theory
Finance and social theory
Heterodox economics and finance theory
Gendered finance
Derivative and structured finance
Central banking and shadow banking
Financial crises, past and present
Historicity and futurity
Gifts and debts
Money and desire
Theology and finance
Finance and social reproduction
Finance and neoliberalism
New perspectives on financialisation
Financial regulation and state activism
Financial markets and the digital economy
The politics of fintech
Financial utopias and dystopias
Money, financial markets, and psychoanalysis
Popular cultures of finance
Financialisation and contemporary art

Please submit abstracts and proposals by 1 August 2017 to Martijn Konings and Amin Samman at the following address: intersectionsfinancesociety@gmail.com

Finance and Society are encouraging paper submissions from conference participants. If you would like to discuss this further then please contact one of the journal editors. The full programme for last year’s event is available from the 2016 conference website.