The Money Series

The Culture of Credit: A Conversation between Historians and Anthropologists—a day-long conference

Friday, April 20, 2012  9:30am - 5:00pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room

This conference brings together prominent anthropologists and historians to discuss "The Culture of Credit." The first panel examines "Recurring Pathologies?: Historical Reflections on the Financial Crisis," and the second panel takes as its topic, "Taming Risk?: Models and Technologies of Trading."  The keynote will be delivered by Jeff Madrick and is entitled "Age of Greed."


  • Keynote Speaker

    Jeff Madrick

    Columnist and Critic

  • Featured Speakers

    Julia Ott

    Assistant Professor of History

    The New School

  • Jonathan Levy

    Assistant Professor of History

    Princeton University

  • Stephen Mihm

    Associate Professor

    University of Georgia

  • Iain Hardie


    University of Edinburgh

  • Mary Poovey

    Samuel Rudin University Professor in the Humanities, Professor of English

    New York University

  • Karen Ho

    Assistant Professor

    University of Minnesota

  • Discussants

    Gustav Peebles

    Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs

    The New School

  • Perry Mehrling

    Professor of Economics

    Barnard College


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