Annual conference: Call for papers closing on 1 May

Finance and society conference 2024.
University of Sheffield, 12-13 September.

The call for papers for this year’s conference will close on 1 May 2024.

The settlement between finance and society continues to come under strain from multiple directions: climate change, geopolitical rivalries, powerful new technologies, resurgent nationalism, cost of living crises. Whilst there is widespread acknowledgment that governments and corporations will have to adjust their strategies in fundamental ways to meet these challenges, willingness to depart from ‘business as usual’ is in short supply. What will be the likely consequences of this dynamic stasis? How will the so-called polycrisis of the present impact the shape of financial society and its future course?

As in previous years, we encourage innovative paper and panel proposals from across the full spectrum of ‘finance and society’ studies. The conference will include the following keynotes addresses:


Protocols for postcapitalist expression
Dick Bryan, University of Sydney

Finance, infrastructure, and the public good
Julie Froud, University of Manchester

Taming the cycles of finance?
Matthias Thiemann, Sciences Po


Further guidelines and a more detailed list of proposed topics can be found in the call for papers and on the event webpage.