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City, University of London, 2-3 November 2017

Organised by Martijn Konings and Amin Samman

In association with the journal Finance and Society, the Social Studies of Finance Research Network at the University of Sydney, and the City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC) at City University London.

With support from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney and the Department of International Politics at City University London.

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 further dialogue between the diverse camps that make up the new field of ‘finance and society’ studies.

The programme combines high-profile keynotes and roundtables with panel sessions on the following themes:

  • Philosophy and the market
  • Dimensions of financialisation
  • Financial households
  • International money and finance
  • Finance and psychoanalysis
  • Monetary policy and change
  • Alternative finance
  • Financial governance
  • Aesthetics of finance
  • Financial technologies
  • Finance and development
  • Social theory and finance
  • Shadow banking
  • New era bubbles
  • Finance and identity
  • The financial gaze
  • Hopes, dreams, and nightmares
  • Regulation and failure
  • Stress testing the future

Martijn Konings is Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Fellow in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney, Australia. Along with Melinda Cooper, he edits the new book series Currencies: New Thinking for Financial Times for Stanford University Press.

Amin Samman is Lecturer in International Political Economy in the Department of International Politics at City, University of London, and founding co-editor of the journal Finance and Society.

Finance and Society is an independent and fully open-access journal dedicated to publishing empirical and theoretical research in which the social substance of finance takes precedence. It offers a unique post-disciplinary platform, exploring tensions and forging synergies between ongoing research in fields such as political economy, economic sociology, cultural economy, organisational studies, and the social studies of finance, as well as philosophy, literary criticism, and the contemporary arts. It was founded in 2015. For more information visit: financeandsociety.ed.ac.uk

The Social Studies of Finance Research Network at the University of Sydney was established in 2012 to generate new perspectives on the proliferation of financial logics in contemporary society. It brings together scholars who research the cultural, social, and political aspects of financial market expansion.

The City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC) at City University London was established in 2012 to address the rift between academic economics and public policy. It brings together world-leading expertise from academia, public policy, the financial sector, and civil society.