[IV International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies – from 10th to 14th May 2017, Barcelona] – New dates for the Call of Papers


On behalf of prof. August Corrons Giménez (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC), member of Organising Committee for the IV International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies we inform you about the new dates for the Call of Papers:

PROPOSALS or SUMMARIES: EXTENDED DEADLINE until 15th January 2017. Presentation of abstracts in English, Spanish (castellano), French or Portuguese. The maximum length will be 500 words and these abstracts will be submitted in the Word format, including the following information: authors’ complete names, proposal’s title and up to six keywords.

ACCEPTANCES: 31st January 2017. Resolution and notification of finally accepted works by the Scientific Committee.

ARTICLES or COMMUNICATIONS: up to 15th April 2017. Presentation of definitive articles in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese. The maximum length is 5,000 words and these articles or communications will be submitted in the Word format following the specifications of the template to be issued by the organization itself. On top of the article, the definitive version of the summary, up to 500 words, will be presented, which will be facilitated to the conference’s participants.

Please, register using this form and then upload your abstract following these instructions.

Sponsors and Partners

The 4th Conference Organizing Committee makes a call to organizations or initiatives who want to collaborate with us in sponsoring the event. Any contribution (in cash or in kind) that these organizations can donate, will be quite welcome. Our aim is to guarantee the best quality and to make the best use of these days in the conference. Would you like to contribute? For us, it is relevant to count with a network of collaborators and volunteers who, to some degree, want to get involved with the event’s organization, either during the previous stage or during the conference days. In any of these two scenarios cases, you can contact the 4th Conference Organizing Committee here through this web page.

“VirCoin2SME” Workshop, Girona (15.11.16)

This international workshop will be a full-day free event for diffusion in different topics regarding complementary and virtual currencies´ state of the art as well as the discussion of the studies carried on during this EC funded project throughout different activities, such as: a plenary in CC (leaded by Bernard Lietaer), keynote/ paper presentations (leaded by different keynote speakers and experts in CC) and round tables (leaded by the researchers and delegates of the “VirCoin2SME” consortium members).

Location: Sala d’actes Escola Politècnica Universitat de Girona
c/ Maria Aurèlia Capmany, 61 – Girona

“VirCoin2SME” is a consortium that brings together actors from the academic world and practitioners in order to facilitate the transfer of research and technology to the benefit of SMEs. The group focuses on Digital Social Innovation and Complementary Currencies.

For more information see http://vircoin2sme.com/.

Registration for the workshop is available via https://www.eventbrite.es/e/entradas-workshop-vircoin2sme-28141094772?ref=ebtn.



IV International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies, Barcelona, 10-14 May 2017

(Spanish below, Español mas abajo)

The 4th international conference co-hosted by RAMICS  will be organised by Universidad Oberta de Catalunia and take place in Barcelona, from the 10th to the 14th of May 2017. Details will follow.

More information here: http://symposium.uoc.edu/go/IVconf



IV Conferencia Internacional de Monedas Sociales y Complementarias

La IV Conferencia Internacional de Monedas Sociales y Complementarias se celebrará del miércoles 10, al domingo 14 de mayo de 2017 en la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya UOC (www.uoc.edu, Barcelona, España).


Monetary Institutionalisms in the French-Speaking World, Lyon, June 2016

Monetary ideas in the French-speaking world were substantially renewed by research in the 1970s and 1980s and through the convergence of several strands of thought. Marxist, Keynesian and Circuitist approaches gave rise to work that was strong on theory and increasingly multidisciplinary. Some of that work made a lasting mark: Marchands, salariat et capitalisme (Benetti and Cartelier, 1980), La violence de la monnaie (Aglietta and Orléan, 1982), Nomismata (Servet, 1984) and Monnaie privée et pouvoir des princes (Boyer-Xambeu, Deleplace and Gillard, 1986). This work by economists, in converging around a conception of money as an institution and glancing against historical, anthropological and philosophical approaches, prompted the interest of a research community that was not satisfied with neoclassical micro- and macroeconomics, even in renewed and extended form.

Several directions were taken subsequently. The analytical power of Simmel was rediscovered (A propos de “Philosophie de l’argent” de Georg Simmel, Grenier et al., 1993; Simmel et les normes sociales, Baldner and Gillard (eds), 1996). Trust became the subject of much research (La construction sociale de la confiance, Bernoux and Servet (eds), 1997; La confiance en question, Laufer and Orillard (eds), 2000), as did sovereignty in its relation to money and finance (Régimes économiques de l’ordre politique, Théret, 1992).

The early 1990s thus gave rise to multi-author, interdisciplinary work that then powered a series of seminar cycles from 1993 on. These spawned a succession of multi-author works on new institutional approaches to money: Souveraineté, légitimité, confiance (Aglietta and Orléan (eds), 1995), La monnaie souveraine (Aglietta and Orléan (eds), 1998), La monnaie dévoilée par ses crises (Théret (ed.), 2007), La monnaie contre l’Etat ? La souveraineté monétaire en question (Théret (ed.), forthcoming). The series continues today with the tension between the singular and plural character of money (Blanc and Théret (eds), 2013–2015). Around this central framework for the construction of monetary institutionalisms in the French-speaking world other work has been done that is fed by and feeds into it (e.g. L’argent des anthropologues, la monnaie des économistes, Ould Ahmed et al. (eds), 2008).

This colloquium is to review this series of works, to identify the fruitful pathways that new researchers have chosen to follow and also the dead-ends and the directions untraveled. The colloquium is also an opportunity to question scholars and practitioners about their intellectual backgrounds, to prompt work in terms of the history of ideas on this monetary institutionalism and mobilise thinking on the fringes of this dynamic: What connections should (not) be made with other monetary heterodoxies? Where might French-speaking monetary institutional approaches fit within the international concert of monetary heterodoxies – Post Keynesian, Circuitist, Neo-Chartalist, Neo-Marxist, Gesellian Neo-Proudhonist, Latin-American structuralist – and within the approaches to economics and money proposed by political economy, and economic anthropology and sociology? This question relates just as much to the theoretical principles that might divide these various approaches as to their common points of reference. Are there incompatible postulates, concepts and methods that have led to divergence and that cannot be reduced or, on the contrary, do they share common foundations?