Two CFPs: Finance capital and the ghosts of empire

Finance capital and the ghosts of empire. Special issue/edited book CFPs. Following successful workshops at Goldsmiths and Sussex over the last two years, the ‘ghosts of empire’ team are seeking written contributions on the intersections of finance, colonialism, empire, and race for two linked projects. Special journal issue: “Finance capital and …

New book: ‘History in Financial Times’

History in Financial Times. Amin Samman, Stanford University Press 2019. Critical theorists of economy tend to understand the history of market society as a succession of distinct stages. This vision of history rests on a chronological conception of time whereby each present slips into the past so that a future …

FSN 2019: Conference CFP now open

Intersections of finance and society, 2019. City, University of London, 12-13 December. We are pleased to announce that the 4th annual FSN conference will return to London in December of this year. The call for papers is now open and can be found here. Keynote addresses: The code of capital: How …

Just published: F&S vol. 5 no. 1

Finance and Society, vol. 5 no. 1 (2019).   The editors of Finance and Society are pleased to announce the publication of volume 5, number 1. The issue includes research articles by Donald MacKenzie on dark pools, Bart Stellinga on credit rating reform, Nicholas Dorn on the history of sovereign …

Artist publication: ‘A Modest Proposal’

A Modest Proposal Artist publication. Vermeir & Heiremans, Jubilee 2018. Vermeir & Heiremans have published a book to accompany their solo exhibition A Modest Proposal (in a Black Box), presented at Pump House Gallery, London (2 October to 16 December 2018), and A Modest Proposal (Symposium) at the Royal College of …

Book launch: Should we abolish household debt?

Should we abolish household debt? King’s College London, 2 May 2019. Johnna Montgomerie launches her new book, Should We Abolish Household Debts? (available through Polity Books). The event will begin with a reception, followed by a short lecture and conversation with well-known debt jubilee advocates Professor Steve Keen (author of Debunking Economics) and …

CFP: Cultures and spaces of debt and finance

Cultures and spaces of debt and finance. University of Arizona, 10-11 May 2019. The University of Arizona’s Cultural and Critical Theory program will be hosting a conference in Tucson this May and is inviting paper proposals from across the full range of disciplinary perspectives. Confirmed keynote speakers include: Anthony Alvarez, co-author of …

CFP: Critical finance studies conference, 2019

Critical finance studies conference 2019. Birmingham Business School, 7-9 August. The Critical Finance Studies conference goes to Birmingham this year, and the organisers are explicitly encouraging papers that develop “radically novel ways of thinking and comprehending finance”. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): Finance and the environment Responsible …

New book: ‘The Political Theory of Neoliberalism’

The Political Theory of Neoliberalism. Thomas Biebricher, Stanford University Press 2019. Biebricher’s title is the third in the Currencies book series with Stanford University Press. Neoliberalism has become a dirty word. In political discourse, it stigmatizes a political opponent as a market fundamentalist; in academia, the concept is also mainly wielded …

CFP: Critical macro-finance workshop

Critical macro-finance workshop. Goldsmiths, University of London, 9-10 September 2019. Warwick Critical Finance Group and Goldsmiths Political Economy Research Centre are co-organising a two-day workshop later this year to explore the seam between critical macro-finance and IPE. Instead of the standard panel and paper presentation format, the organisers are inviting …