Financial Elites: ESRC Seminar Series (LSE, Sept 2009)

July 6, 2009

I am writing here to let you know about a forthcoming seminar in the ESRC Seminar Series ‘Studying Elites: Theory, Evidence, Practice’, organised by Mick Moran, Glenn Morgan, Yuval Millo and Julie Froud.

Updated information on the seminar series will be posted on the CRESC website: (

We would like to draw your attention to two things:

1. The second seminar in the series (Financial Elites) will be held at the London School of Economics on Friday 18th September 2009. This seminar focuses on financial elites, which have become an important category/group in the UK and other places. While in some senses the ‘City’ is highly visible, the sub-groupings of those who form various financial and related elites are less well understood, as is the broader economic, social and cultural impact of the material success of this sector.

Confirmed speakers in the seminar are:

Mitchel Abolafia (State University of New York, Albany)

Olivier Godechot (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France)

Sarah Hall (University of Nottingham)

Places at the seminar are limited to 50. If you would like to attend please contact Yuval Millo ( and we will arrange for your registration.

2. Bursaries for PhD students

For each of the four seminars, eight bursaries are available to help fund travel and accommodation costs for PhD students to cover the cost of attendance by registered doctoral students at any university in the UK. The value of each bursary is £110 per seminar. We will consider applications from any students in the social sciences or humanities. To apply to attend one of the first two seminars, please write a paragraph (maximum 200 words) summarising your existing research, and explaining why it would benefit from attendance. Please also summarise your existing academic qualifications, give your institutional affiliation and name of supervisor, and give current e-mail, and snail mail, addresses. E-mail your application to by 5pm on Monday 3 August 2009.

Best regards,

Mick Moran and Julie Froud, University of Manchester

Glenn Morgan, University of Warwick

Yuval Millo, London School of Economics


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