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Lecture - Harvard University
CANCELLED – Thomas Piketty

"Capital and Ideology"
Thomas Piketty, Professor of Economics, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris School of Economics
Monday, April 6, 2020, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Milstein West B, Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School

Cosponsored by Just Money and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

Call for Participation – Students and Emerging Scholars
2020 APPEAL Workshop:Law and Political Economy: Meeting the Challenges of Our Times

Call for Participation – Students and Emerging Scholars
2020 APPEAL Workshop:
Law and Political Economy: Meeting the Challenges of Our Times
Co-sponsored by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Young Scholars Initiative (Law and Finance Group) and the Sarah Lawrence College Economics Department
Friday April 24 and Saturday April 25
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Deadline for submissions is March 10, 2020Details and Submissions here
Questions of law, power, and economy are at the heart of contemporary challenges to democracy, environment, social solidarity, and economic security. This workshop brings together scholars and students to develop a deeper understanding of the problems and solutions of current economic policy. Similar to previous APPEAL workshops, we aim to build an affirming, inspiring, and diverse academic community to advance scholarly exchange, learning, and collaboration. We encourage critical analysis of fundamental economic concepts and assumptions, along with interdisciplinary attention to the economy as a legal, political and social system. A particular goal of this workshop will be to provide opportunities for students and emerging scholars to develop and share their work, and to continue to participate in future related events and institution-building activities.

For further information on APPEAL please visit:

We expect to be able to provide a limited number of participants from nearby regions with partial travel support, upon request by March 10; please contact, by email with the subject heading Sarah Lawrence Workshop support for details.

Thank you!

Seminar - Harvard University
History and Economics Seminar

The Joint Center for History and Economics – Spring 2020
February, 18, February 26, and April 20

Tuesday, February 18, 4:30pm 
Diana Kim, Georgetown University
Empires of Vice: The Rise of Opium Prohibition across Southeast Asia
CGIS-S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

Wednesday, February 26, 4:30pm 
Chenzi Xu, Dartmouth College
Reshaping Global Trade:  The Immediate and Long-Term Effects of Bank Failures
CGIS-S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

Monday, April 20, 5:15pm
Paul-Andre Rosental, Sciences Po
A Human Garden: French Policy and the Transatlantic Legacies of Eugenic Experimentation
CGIS-S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

Call or Papers
Call for Papers: Monetary Policy in Historical Perspective (16th-19th Centuries)

16 October 2020 – Keynote speakers: Francois Velde (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)

Organisers: Dr Stefano Locatelli (History, UoM), Dr Nuno Palma (Economics, UoM)

Submission closes: 31st January 2020 Acceptance notification: 28th February 2020

Abstracts submission:

Registration is free; there will be a limited number of accommodation and travel grants available. Priority will be given to speakers without a faculty position (PhDs and Postdocs). Please, indicate in your email if you need financial support.

To submit papers please email the organisers – include your title and an abstract. There is no need to submit a full paper at this stage, although priority may be given those sending a full text. This workshop will bring together researches interested in exploring different policies and strategies adopted by various actors such as rulers, governments and ordinary people in time of monetary ‘crisis’, as well as normal times, between the 16th and 19th centuries. To what extent did political changes of a territory affects its economy and monetary system and vice versa, and what effects did those ‘local’ changes have on the macro level, i.e. on the process of integration of economic and monetary markets? These are key questions of the proposed event, which also aims at providing a comprehensive discussion of monetary and financial ‘crisis’, taking into account different phenomena such as the provision of precious metals, minting policies, money supply, monetary fluctuations, and financial market integration.

This one-day workshop will be organised on 16th October 2020 and will host Francois Velde (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago) with a contribution on the Neapolitan banks in the context of early modern public banks.… more

Conference Announcement
Conference Announcement – Money on the Left: The Green New Deal Across the Arts & Humanities

Our friends at the Modern Money Network Humanities Division have asked us to announce their second conference, to be held this Spring at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Titled “Money on the Left: The Green New Deal Across the Arts & Humanities,” the conference will be held at Louisiana State University from April 24-26. I have attached a PDF with a longer description and call for proposals. Below I have included a blurb that might also be appropriate for posting directly to the Announcements page:

“The Modern Money Network Humanities Division is pleased to announce that its second conference will be held in spring 2020, from April 24 through April 26, at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Titled Money on the Left: The Green New Deal Across the Arts & Humanities, the conference invites participation from academics, artists, and activists who engage critically and creatively with the history, present, and future to expand the Green New Deal imaginary in the United States and around the world. 

The meeting will feature a keynote address from Lua Kamál Yuille, Professor of Law and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at University of Kansas, as well as a screening and remote discussion of the film What is Democracy? with filmmaker Astra Taylor. 

Submissions are open for presentation proposals that engage with the aesthetic, cultural, historical, political economic, and/or rhetorical aspects of the Green New Deal movement. We are particularly interested in proposals that approach the Green New Deal from the following perspectives:

·      Democratizing Money

·      Critical Pedagogy

·      Cultural Production 

·      Decolonization

·      Higher Education & Academic Labor

·      Identity & Intersectionality

·      Labor History

·      Law & Political Economy

·      Neoliberalism 

·      Social Movements 

Send proposals to William Saas (wsaas@lsu.edumore

Upcoming Conference – Political Economy and Justice: Exploring the State of Current Research

Over the last 18 months Danielle Allen, Yochai Benkler and Rebecca Henderson have been convening a multi-disciplinary group of scholars working together on the subject of political economy and justice. Their goal has been to produce an intellectually coherent and potentially paradigm-changing edited volume, and their collective work has come to consolidate around a number of shared themes (as well as around several ongoing points of debate!). The shared themes include:

  1. A need to re-think the relationship between politics and the economy, with attention to democratic accountability and governance regimes;
  2. A need to shift the focus from distribution to production;
  3. Affirmation of the value of markets coupled with varying opinions on capitalism;
  4. A need to focus on broader definitions of human purpose and to build metrics for the economy around those broader definitions, for instance around the capacity of an economy to produce “good jobs.” The central points of ongoing debate concern capital and growth.

At the same time they have been working in this way, several other research networks in the U.S. and Europe have been pursuing similar questions, including at the Santa Fe Institute, Stanford Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Yale, and Oxford. On Dec. 12th we will host a convening that brings these several streams of conversation together.

Full details can be found here.

Finance & Society Network 2019 Conference: Full Programme Available

City, University of London, 12-13 December

Building on the success of their previous conferences, the 4th annual FSN conference aims to foster further dialogue between the diverse camps that make up the new field of ‘finance and society’ studies. In particular, it seeks to identify new synergies between heterodox political economy and various sociological, historical, and philosophical perspectives on the intersections of finance and society. Contributions are also encouraged from the fringes of conventional academia, with visual, performance art, and activist or practitioner perspectives welcome.

The final conference programme is now available here.

Submissions Now Open for 25th Annual Barnes Conference, March 20-21, 2020

The James A. Barnes Club, Temple University’s graduate student history organization, is pleased to announce the 25th Annual Barnes Club Graduate Student History Conference. The event will feature a keynote address from award-winning Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Kate Brown, author of Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future.

The Barnes Club Conference will be held Friday evening March 20 and Saturday March 21, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Temple University’s Center City Campus in downtown Philadelphia. The Barnes Club Conference is one of the largest and most prestigious graduate student conferences in the region, drawing participants from across the nation and around the world.

Proposals from graduate students for individual papers or panels are welcome on any topic, time period, or approach to history. We welcome proposals that foreground public history and digital humanities, and are eager to work with applicants in these fields to facilitate their participation. Panels will include three or four paper presentations, running between fifteen and twenty minutes each, with comment and questions to follow.

At the conclusion of the conference, cash prizes will be awarded to the best papers in multiple scholarly categories. Of particular note is the Russell F. Weigley – U.S. Army Heritage Center Foundation Award, a substantial award offered through the U.S. Army Heritage Center to the best paper in military history presented at the conference.

Please submit a 250-word abstract that outlines your original research and a current C.V. via this link no later than Tuesday, December 31, 2019.more

Inaugural LPE Project Conference – Call for Papers: “Law and Political Economy: Democracy After Neoliberalism”

The Law and Political Economy Project’s inaugural conference, to be held April 3rd & 4th, 2020 at Yale Law School, will be an opportunity for LPE scholars to come together to identify and develop pressing questions for law and political economy as a movement, and for the current political moment. For more information, go to: