Finance and fiction dossier

Finance and fiction dossier. b20, ongoing from 2023. “Finance and Fiction” is an ongoing dossier edited by Arne De Boever (Cal Arts) and Mikkel Krause Frantzen (University of Copenhagen). While some materials in the dossier were initially presented as part of a two-day event titled “Finance and Fiction” that De …

Book launch: Clickbait capitalism

Clickbait capitalism: A panel discussion. Institute of Advanced Studies, London, 23 February 2024, 16.30–18.30 GMT. The UCL Centre for Capitalism Studies is pleased to welcome panelists Carolyn Biltoft (Graduate Institute Geneva), Earl Gammon (Sussex), Emily Rosamond (Goldsmiths), and Amin Samman (City). Chaired by Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou (CCS Director).   Pushing beyond …

CFP: Special issue on ‘Basic income for artists’

Special issue: ‘Do give up your day job – Basic income for artists, and other stories’. To be published in the journal Cultural Trends. A planned special issue of Cultural Trends aims to explore how basic income schemes impact artists, communities, and the arts sector. Drawing on the growing popularity of …

Book launch: A political theory of money

A political theory of money. City, University of London, 15 March 2024, 17.00–18.30. Anush Kapadia will be launching his new book, A Political Theory of Money, in London this March at CITYPERC. Sahil Jai Dutta will act as discussant. What is money? Why does something so insubstantial have value? How …

New book: The financial image

The Financial Image: Finance, Philosophy and Contemporary Film. Alasdair King, Palgrave Macmillan 2023.   The Financial Image draws on a broad range of narrative feature films, documentaries, and moving image installations in the US, Europe, and Asia. Using frameworks from contemporary philosophy and critical finance studies, the book explores how …

New book: A political theory of money

A Political Theory of Money. Anush Kapadia, Cambridge University Press 2024. Understanding money’s nature as political, institutional, and material answers today’s big money questions. Money remains a foundational question of social theory. What is money? Why does something so insubstantial have value? How do money systems make promises function like …

Multi-media event: Catastrophe time!

Catastrophe time! How do we live in a world that we’re actively unmaking? Institute of Advanced Studies, London, 31 January 2024, 18.00–20.00 GMT. The UCL Centre for Capitalism Studies is pleased to present this multi-media event, film screening and discussion with Gary Zhexi Zhang, Klara Kofen, and Bahar Noorizadeh.   …

New book: The fall and rise of American finance

The Fall and Rise of American Finance: From JP Morgan to BlackRock. Stephen Maher and Scott Aquanno, Verso 2024. This book tells the story of financial power in American capitalism, from the collapse of the J.P. Morgan’s vast empire to the rise of finance behemoth BlackRock. It traces the making …

Workshop CFP: Capitalization and the start-up economy, June 2024

Capitalization and the start-up economy: Critical perspectives on innovation, entrepreneurship and venture capitalism. University of Lausanne, 20-21 June 2024. Loïc Riom (Lausanne) and Tanja Schneider (St-Gallen) are organising a workshop on capitalization and the start-up economy, to be held at the University of Lausanne in June next year. Keynotes include …

PhD positions at MPIfG, Cologne

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) is seeking doctoral students to join a research group on wealth and social inequality. The Research Focus investigates continuity and discontinuity in wealth, especially from a sociological perspective. Institutions, mechanisms, and practices that sustain the retention of wealth over the …