October 6, 2008


13TH, 14TH, 15TH JANUARY 2009


Goldsmiths, University of London, invites applications to participate in a three-day workshop exploring themes in economic sociology and cultural economy, overseen by Professor David Stark of Columbia University.

The workshop, intended for doctoral and junior post-doctoral researchers, will explore methodological and theoretical aspects of economic sociology in light of the latest cultural, moral and technological approaches to the field. It features a day-long conference on the topic of ‘performance’, with key-note speakers including Nigel Thrift and Peter Miller plus more intimate seminar formats, including ‘master classes’ with Stark, Michael Power and Goldsmiths faculty members. These interactive sessions will provide opportunities for attendees to present and discuss each other’s work. Additional names are expected to be added in the coming weeks (we await confirmation, for example, from Luc Boltanski and Viviana Zelizer). For latest programme additions please check over the coming weeks.

This is an excellent opportunity for junior academics to explore innovative methodological and theoretical approaches in economic sociology, present their work before new audiences, and build connections with others working in this area.

The number of participants will be limited to 25. Applications are particularly encouraged from individuals working in the following areas in the context of economy and business:

– ‘Worth’, ‘justification’ and accounting
– The politics of expertise
– Technological and cultural approaches to market and management devices
– ‘Cultural political economy’
– Risk and uncertainty

Participants are expected to attend all three days of the workshop. To apply, please send a 500-word description of your research, relating it to one or more of the themes above, plus a 100-word biog with current university affiliation, to by 7th November. We will inform you if your application has been accepted by the 12th November.

There is no cost for attending the workshop, though accomodation and food are not provided. The organisers will be able to offer suggestions on hotel bookings.


  1. i would like you to add me to your e-mailing list of upcoming events about economic sociology

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