Finance Capital & the Ghosts of Empire - April 5-6, 2019
The Centre for Global Political Economy the Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, University of Sussex, in collaboration with the Reimagining Value Action Lab, Lakehead University (Canada), are pleased to present a two-day symposium on the theme of Finance Capital and the Ghosts of Empire: Revisiting Colonial Debts, Extractive Nostalgias and Imperial Insolvencies on April 5 and 6 of 2019 at University of Sussex.

Following an initial 2017 symposium exploring Colonial Debts, Extractive Nostalgias and Imperial Insolvencies hosted by the Political Economy Research Centre at Goldsmiths, this upcoming two-day event will bring together scholars, artists and activists working in fields including but not limited to anthropology, cultural studies, history, political economy, geography and sociology.

To see the call for papers, please visit:

If you would like to register to attend or propose a paper, please fill in the following form. Paper proposals are due by February 22, 2019. Registration for participation will be available until filled.

Registration is free and lunch will be provided each day. A limited number of modest stipends are available to assist post-graduate students and precariously employed people with the costs of transportation and lodging.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Paul Gilbert:

Dr Clea Bourne (Senior Lecturer in Promotional Media, Goldsmiths, University of London)
Dr Paul Gilbert (Lecturer in International Development, University of Sussex)
Dr Max Haiven (Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice, Lakehead University)
Dr Johnna Montgomerie (Reader in International Political Economy, King’s College, London)

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