Futures of Finance

Futures of Finance
Duke – FHI Garage – Smith Warehouse – C105, 1st Floor, Bay 4
9am – 6pm

In light of the urgent social, historical, and epistemological questions have arisen in the enduring aftermath of the global financial crisis, this one-day symposium convenes a group of scholars working in cultural anthropology, history, literature, cultural studies and critical management studies for a shared examination of the future forms, logics, networks and social worlds of finance – as well as the future forms of knowledge-production the cross-disciplinary study of finance demands.

Program Schedule

9:00 am
Coffee and breakfast

9:30 am
Welcome – Ian Baucom, Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke

9:45 am – 11:15 am
Panel 1: A History of the Modern Financial Model
Chair: Charlie Piot, Duke
Mary Poovey, NYU
Kevin Brine, NYU

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Panel 2: Debt and Violence
Chair: Valeria Graziano, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)
Arianna Bove, QMUL
Peter Fleming, QMUL
Stefano Harney, QMUL
* Click here for information on the faculty/grad mini-seminar on Critical Management Studies offered by speakers on this panel (meeting 9/20 and 9/22)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Panel 3: Adventures in Critical Value Studies
Chair: Anne Allison, Duke
Larry Grossberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH)
Carolyn Hardin, UNC-CH
Michael Palm, UNC-CH

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Panel 4: Anthropology & Finance
Chair: Anne-Marie Makhulu, Duke
Daniel Beunza, London School of Economics
Karen Ho, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Bill Maurer, University of California, Irvine
Martha Poon, University of California, San Diego

* Photo: People walk past Julie Mehretu’s “Mural” in the lobby of the Goldman Sachs headquarters in the Lower Manhattan area of New York, Friday, April 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)