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Presentations

Selected presentations (since Summer 2014) Past presentations:
  • Christian Borch and Nicholas Skar-Gislinge: 'The Social Structure of Algorithmic Trading: An ABM Approach', invited talk at the Inauguration & International Conference on AI in Complex Socio-Economic Systems and Public Policy, Centre for Complexity Economics, Applied Spirituality and Public Policy, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 20–22 January 2021.
  • Christian Borch: 'Social Avalanches and Tensional Individuality: Contagion in an Age of COVID-19', invited talk at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, 18 June, 2020.
  • Christian Borch: 'Algorithmic Finance', invited talk at the Finance Fiction Colloquium, Department of Arts and Cultures, University of Copenhagen, 27 February, 2020.
  • Christian Borch: 'Algo-trading: Situazione, possibile evoluzione e impatti su mercati e operatori', invited discussion at the Enel Global Trading Day, Rome, 31 March, 2019.
  • Christian Borch: 'Mimesis and Social Avalanche', invited talk at The Mimetic Condition: A Transdisciplinary Approach. Workshop at KU Leuven, 5–6 December, 2019.
  • Christian Borch: 'The Social Structure of Algorithmic Trading', invited talk at the Financial Work Futures Research Centre Seminar, King’s Business School, King’s College London, 12 June, 2019.
  • Christian Borch: 'A Sociological Perspective on Algorithmic Finance',  Center for Corporate Governance, CBS, 20 September, 2017.
  • Christian Borch: 'When Algorithms Interact: On the Sociality of Financial Markets', Centre for Social Data Science, University of Copenhagen, 18 May, 2017.
  • Christian Borch: 'Affect', invited presentation at the Vocabularies for Urban Futures workshop, The British Academy, 23 November 2017.
  • Christian Borch: 'Avalanche modernity: Escalations from face-to-face crowds to algorithmic finance', invited presentation at the Escalations workshop, University of Copenhagen, 11–12 October 2017.
  • Christian Borch: 'Atmospheric Politics: On the Government of Affective Spaces', invited presentation at the Affective Spaces II workshop, Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, 31 May 2017.
  • Christian Borch: 'Social Avalanching: Excess and Overflow in Crowds, Cities, and Financial Markets', keynote presentation at the Annual Conference of the Westermarck Society, University of Tampere, Finland, 23–34 March 2017.
  • Christian Borch: 'Qualitative sociology and agent-based modelling: New tools for understanding high-frequency trading and inter-algorithmic sociality', presentation at the 'Investigating High-Frequency Trading: Theoretical, Social and Anthropological Perspectives' workshop at the European Business School, Paris, 12–13 January 2017.
  • Christian Borch: 'Algorithmic Finance and (Limits to) Governmentality', invited presentation at the ‘Governed Transmissions: Algorithmic Governmentality in Commercial Profiling’ workshop, organized by the foucaultblog and the research group Algorithmic Governmentality, Brussels, 2–3 December, 2016.
  • Christian Borch: 'Crowd Dynamics in Financial Markets', Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, 1 November 2016.
  • Christian Borch: ’Algorithmic Finance and Spatial Justice in the City’, invited presentation at the ‘Spatial Justice in the City’ workshop, jointly organized by the Open University CRESC Urban Experiments and the Centre for Urban and Community Research Goldsmiths, Open University, 30 June–1 July 2016.
  • Christian Borch: ‘Agent-based modeling and algorithmic finance: What agent-based modeling might teach economic sociology about inter-algorithmic sociality’, invited presentation at the Annual Conference at the Institute for Advanced Study of Media Cultures of Computer Simulation, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany, 23–25 June 2016.
  • Christian Borch: British Academy roundtable on Urban Futures, invited panel member (discussion chaired by Professor Ash Amin, University of Cambridge), London, 8 June 2016.
  • Ann-Christina Lange and Christian Borch: ‘High-Frequency Trading, Emotional Attachment, and Discipline: Ethnographic Observations of Contemporary Financial Markets’, invited presentation at IEX (Investors Exchange), New York City, 29 April 2016.
  • Christian Borch: ‘Flash Crash Events and Avalanching Sociality’, invited presentation at the ‘Critical Studies of Derivative Capitalism’ workshop, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University, 22–24 April 2016.
  • Christian Borch: ‘High-Frequency Trading, Algorithmic Finance, and Avalanching Markets: On the Eventalization of the Flash Crash’, Department of Sociology, New School for Social Research, 6 April 2016.
  • Christian Borch: ‘The Specter of Crowds: Modernity’s Flip Side’, invited presentation in the ‘Minor traditions in the social sciences’ lecture series, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, 19 November 2015. Link here.
  • Ann-Christina Lange and Christian Borch: ‘High-frequency trading og sociale dynamikker i de finansielle markeder’, invited presentation at the 2015 Spar Nord Bank Investment Conference 11–12 November 2015. Link here.
  • Christian Borch: ‘Crowd theory and emotional reflexivity: Reflections on social avalanching’, invited presentation at the workshop ‘Sociological Perspectives on Emotional Reflexivity’, the Hamburg Institute for Social Research, 30 September–2 October, 2015.
  • Christian Borch: ‘Avalanching the Social: Rereading Classical Crowd Theory’, invited lecture, the Department of Sociology, Lund University, 17 September 2015. Link here.
  • Ann-Christina Lange and Christian Borch: ‘High-Frequency Trading’, invited presentation at the CBS Competitiveness Day 2015, 10 September 2015. Link here.
  • Christian Borch: ‘The Flash Crash, High-Frequency Trading, and Avalanche Modernity’, paper presented at the 7th Critical Finance Studies conference at Copenhagen Business School, 20–21 August 2015.
  • Christian Borch: 'Crowd Theory and Collective Suggestibility’, invited presentation at the ‘CFS Workshop: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on We-Intentionality’, presented at the Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 4 June 2015.
  • Christian Borch and Kristian Bondo Hansen: 'Market Contagion: Imitation and Suggestion in Financial Markets’, paper presented at the ‘Imitation, Contagion, Suggestion: Rethinking the Social’ conference, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, 28–29 May 2015.
  • Ann-Christina Lange and Christian Borch: ’Da algoritmer gjorde det af med højtråbende børsmæglere’, invited presentation at Forskningens Døgn (Festival of Research), Copenhagen Business School, 23 April 2015. Link here.
  • Christian Borch: Roundtable Discussion, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, UC Berkeley 20 February 2015. Link here.
  • Christian Borch: ‘Close and Apart: On Crowds and Atmospheres’, invited talk in the DCRP Lecture Series, UC Berkeley 19 February 2015. Link here.
  • Christian Borch: 'Avalanching the Social: Lessons from Classical Crowd Theory', keynote presentation at the conference 'From Multitude to Crowds in Social Movements – publics, gatherings, networks and media in the 21th century', the Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon, 26–27 January 2015.
  • Christian Borch: 'Crowds and Crisis: On Suggestible Sociality’, paper presented at the ITEPE conference ‘European Crises From Weimar until Today: History–Economy–Politics–Law’, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, 11–12 December 2014. Link here.
  • Ann-Christina Lange and Christian Borch: 'Contagious Markets: On Crowd Psychology and High-Frequency Trading, presentation to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 8 October 2014, Washington DC. 
  • Christian Borch: 'Suggestive Imitation Revisited: Notes on Gabriel Tarde and his Contemporary Relevance’, paper presented at Eurocrim 2014, the 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Prague, 10–13 September 2014.
  • Christian Borch: 'Shiller Sociality: On the Social Dynamics of Financial Markets’, invited presentation at the conference ‘Authority & Political Technologies 2014: Power in a World of Becoming, Entanglement & Attachment’, University of Warwick, UK, 2–3 June 2014.


Last updated by: Christian Borch 25/02/2021