Developing new synergies between political, sociological, historical, and philosophical perspectives
Ten years on from the global financial crisis, the settlement between finance and society remains ambiguous. Regulation has been tightened in traditional areas like banking, against a backdrop of fiscal austerity and the proliferation of new monies, financial platforms and investment vehicles. Building on the success of our previous ‘Intersections of finance and society’ conferences, ‘Futures of finance and society’ asks what new social, organisational and political forms are emerging and what direction they should take.
‘Finance studies twenty years after Callon’, Donald MacKenzie (University of Edinburgh)
‘Financial citizenship: Experts, publics, and the politics of central banking’, Annelise Riles (Northwestern University)
‘Financial cultures and financial crises’, Gillian Tett (Financial Times)
University of Edinburgh
Donald Angus MacKenzie is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His work constitutes a crucial
contribution to the field of science and technology studies.
Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Studies
Annelise Riles is the Executive Director of the Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University. She is also Associate Provost for Global Affairs and a professor of law and anthropology.
Gillian Tett is a British author and journalist at the Financial Times, where she is a markets and finance columnist and U.S. Managing Editor. She has written about the financial instruments that were part of the cause of the financial crisis that started in the fourth quarter of 2007.
Registration is open until 21 November 2018.
Accepted presenting authors are requested to register for the conference before 1 November.
A nominal registration fee is charged, to cover part of the cost of the catering.