Seminars and workshops

research seminar

Housing Market and the Diversity of Patchwork Capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe

Adam Czerniak (Warsaw School of Economics)


research seminar

Financial education: An answer to the financialization of everyday life?

Jeanne Lazarus (CNRS, Sciences-Po)

Discussant: Mikołaj Pawlak (University of Warsaw)


research seminar

‘Not for housing’ housing: Widening the scope of housing studies

Richard Ronald (University of Amsterdam)

Discussant: Karolina Mikołajewska-Zając (Kozminski University)


trilateral workshop at the MPIfG in Cologne

Crisis of expectations — expectations of crisis

This workshop, organised on 10-11 April 2019 in Cologne by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG), by the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies, and by our Max Planck Partner Group, focused on the notion of crisis as an empirical phenomenon and a theoretical category. We investigated the notion through the vantage point of expectations and the temporal order of modern societies. We asked the question: What is the relationship between expectations and crises? (Click here [PDF] for the full program).


research seminar

The moral power of money

Ariel Wilkis (Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales)

Discussant: Marta Olcoń-Kubicka (MPPG IFiS PAN)


workshop at IFiS PAN

The meaning of money

Drawing together an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars working on the topic of money, the workshop focused on the phenomenon of multiple currency economies; philosophical theories of money; and the morality of money in the study of consumption.


research seminar

Knowing where it comes from: Labeling traditional foods to compete in a global market

Fabio Parasecoli (New York University)

Discussant: Renata Hryciuk (University of Warsaw)


seminar at the MPIfG

The role of the future in economic and political sociology: Between stabilizing expectations and extending crises

This seminar, organised on 24-26 September 2018 in Cologne by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) and by the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo), explored the interest in the future in the social sciences. The importance of actors in the future, the influence of the future, the influence of the future, and the future of the future capitalist development. Other strands of literature in economic geography, anthropology, and history have been developed and used by the authors, as they are predicted and scenarios, as the instruments of market making and the contributors to the crafting of economic interests over time. The seminar aimed to familiarize PhD students with this emerging research agenda. (Click here [PDF] for the full program).


research seminar

Neoliberal resilience, democracy and development: Lessons from Latin America and Eastern Europe

Aldo Madariaga (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas Mexico City)

Discussant: Anna Ząbkowicz (Jagiellonian University)


research seminar

Between communism and capitalism: Long-term inequality in Poland, 1892-2015

Paweł Bukowski (London School of Economics) and Filip Novokmet (Paris School of Economics)

Discussant: Kacper Pobłocki (EUROREG)


research seminar

Oikonomizing financial economies

José Ossandón (Copenhagen Business School)

Discussant: Mateusz Halawa (MPPG IFiS PAN)


research seminar

Producing commodities and gifts in the trade of used clothing: Production-oriented and item-oriented models in English charity shops

Emma Greeson (University of San Diego)

Discussant: Mikołaj Lewicki (University of Warsaw)


kick off-conference at IFiS PAN

Contested futures and temporalities of capitalism

This kick-off conference launching our Max Planck Partner Group was held at the Staszic Palace in Warsaw on 15-16 February 2018. It focused on investigating the notion of expectations as a topic of social research. It brought together the top young scholars working on this topic in the field of sociology, anthropology, and history.