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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.

This two-day event, based at the University of Edinburgh’s historic Medical Quad, aims to deepen dialogue between the diverse disciplines contributing to the field of ‘finance and society’ studies. It seeks to develop new synergies between political, sociological, historical, and philosophical perspectives. In addition to providing a venue for presenting ongoing theoretical research, contributors are invited to propose and debate potential solutions for improving financial stability, expanding financial inclusion, and mitigating inequalities associated with financialisation.

The conference is organised through the Finance and Society Network (FSN), in association with the journal Finance and Society, the Edinburgh Futures Institute, and the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (SPS).

Confirmed keynotes:
-‘Finance studies twenty years after Callon’, Donald MacKenzie (University of Edinburgh)
-‘Financial citizenship: Experts, publics, and the politics of central banking’, Annelise Riles (Cornell Law School)
-‘Financial cultures and financial crises’, Gillian Tett (Financial Times)

While the focus is on finance the organizers (Nathan Coombs & Tod Van Gunten) wish to also encourage discussions on the platform economy and big tech related subjects.

Abstracts & Proposals must be submitted by September 1st 2018

The conference will take place on December 6th & 7th 2018

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