FSN 2022: Conference CFP open

Intersections of finance and society, 2022. City, University of London, 15-16 September. After a two-year hiatus, we are delighted to announce that a 5th edition of the FSN conference will return to London in September this year. The call for papers is now open and can be found here. Events …

New article: Bitcoin and stone money

Bitcoin and stone money: Anglophone use of Yapese economic cultures, 1910-2020. Jo Walton. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2022). Recently parallels have been drawn between Bitcoin and Yapese stone money. This article focuses on Fitzpatrick and McKeon’s (2019) exploration of similarities and differences. The analogy between Bitcoin and Yapese stone money is …

Book launch: Liam Stanley’s Britain Alone, 16 March 2022

Book launch – Britain Alone: How a Decade of Conflict Remade the Nation City, University of London, 16 March 2022. CITYPERC will be hosting a public event to launch Liam Stanley’s new book, Britain Alone: How a Decade of Conflict Remade the Nation (Manchester University Press, 2022). Stanley will be joined …

New review essay: Ira Oscar Glick – At the crossroads

Ira Oscar Glick: At the crossroads of the sociologies of financial markets. Tom Duterme. Finance and Society, EarlyView (2022). This review essay looks at the plurality of research conducted today in the sociology of financial markets by examining a pioneering and little-known study – the PhD thesis of Ira Oscar Glick. …

Special issue: ‘Finance – tales of experiment and defiance’

Journal of Cultural Economy, vol. 15 no. 1 (2022). Edited by Daniel Seabra Lopes, Ines Faria and Sandra Faustino. With contributions from the editors, Alexandre Abreu, Ismail Erturk, Steffen Dalsgaard and more. This special issue addresses a series of post-2008 financial developments by mobilising the concept of the tale, understood …

PhD position at MPIfG, Cologne

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) is seeking a doctoral student in the field of private wealth research to join a project headed by Professor Jens Beckert. More information about the research topic can be found on the website of the Research Group on Wealth and …

Lectureship at City, University of London

The Department of International Politics at City, University of London, is inviting applications for a Permanent Lectureship in the field of International Politics or International Political Economy. The Department is home to the City Political Economy Research Centre, which you can read about on the CITYPERC website. Lecturer in International …

New book: Speculative Communities

Speculative Communities: Living with Uncertainty in a Financialized World. Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, University of Chicago Press 2021. In Speculative Communities, Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou examines the ways that speculation has moved beyond financial markets to shape fundamental aspects of our social and political lives. As ordinary people make exceptional decisions, such as the …

Just published: F&S vol. 7 no. 2

Finance and Society, vol. 7 no. 2 (2021).   The editors of Finance and Society are pleased to announce the publication of volume 7, number 2. The issue includes research articles by Christopher Gibson on the financialisation of public water and Daniel Souleles on alienation amongst option traders, as well …

PhD positions at JLU Giessen

Two PhD positions have been announced by the Collaborative Research Centre at Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) on the “Dynamics of Security”. The posts are aimed at scholars working in the field of Security Studies and/or the Social Studies of Finance: The interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 138 “Dynamics of Security …