25th February 2015

7th Critical Finance Studies conference

The seventh Critical Finance Studies conference will be held at the Copenhagen Business School from August 19–21, 2015. We are already now happy to announce that Prof. Dr. phil. Joseph Vogl, Humboldt-Univarsitat zu Berlin, has joined the conference as one of the keynote speakers. This year we are again looking for contributions to our ongoing collaborative research project that seeks to engage finance in critically creative ways.

Although critical attention is regularly devoted to finance, it generally takes the form of a call for transparency, or the systemic repair and restructuring of a paradigm in need of a shift. While finance is clearly a societal domain ridden with crisis, our sense of critique embraces the possibility of risky confrontations with the external powers that drive finance, as well as with internal,

ethical combats that impact on the critic’s own situation within academic discourses on finance. We are, therefore, calling for contributions that take into account the relationship of the critic to finance and to discourses on finance, including received values, moral codes, authoritarian knowledge, political correctness, academic manners, common sense, good will, opinion and implicit presuppositions. We also invite papers that approach finance through avenues that have been underexplored such as theology, philosophy, art, music, film, new media and television, to give just a few examples.

Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Finance, art and philosophy
  • Theology of finance
  • Desire and Finance
  • Street finance
  • Finance and ethics
  • Financial imaginaries
  • Finance and society
  • Money
  • Finance on film
  • Gambling, finance and risk
  • Finance and visualization
  • Debt
  • Finance and subjectivity
  • Boundaries of finance
  • Sustainable finance
  • Finance and value


Ann-Christina Lange, Christian Borch and Ole Bjerg

Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Copenhagen Business School

Please submit an abstract (no more than 500 words) to Tobias Brask (tb.mpp@cbs.dk)  before May 1, 2015.