Shops and Shopping: A Nation of Recordkeepers?

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Date(s) - 30 November
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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British Records Association

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British Records Association Annual Conference 2017

To register and for further information:  http://www.britishrecordsassociation.org.uk/events/conference-2017/

PROGRAMME

09.40 Registration and coffee

10.10 Welcome

10.20 ‘Elite Shopping in Georgian London: Geographies and Practices’.

Professor Jon Stobart, Manchester Metropolitan University, Co-editor of journal History of Retailing and Consumption

11.00 ‘Safe in the London Department Stores?: Preserving their History’

Discussion panel with archivists Andrea Tanner (Fortnum and Mason); Sebastian Wormell (Harrods); Judy Faraday (John Lewis); Jan Foster (Selfridges); Alison Kenny (Liberty’s at Westminster Archives)

11.45 ‘​The Most Dangerous Enemies to Shopkeepers in General: Researching the Hazards of 18th Century Shoplifting’

Shelley Tickell, Visiting Research Fellow, University of Hertfordshire.

12.20 ‘Gleaning from Fragments: Piecing Together the Story of High Street Shopping

Alan Crosby, independent scholar and Editor, The Local Historian

13.00 BUFFET LUNCH

14.10 ‘Researching Men and Shopping in Britain, c. 1880-1939

Professor Laura Ugolini, University of Wolverhampton and Director of CHORD (the Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution)

14.50 ‘Retail Change on the Record: the John Sainsbury Journal and Self-Service Food Shopping’

Phil Lyon, Affiliate Professor, Department of Food and Nutrition, Umeå University, Sweden

15.30 BREAK FOR TEA OR COFFEE

15.50 ‘Crisis on the High Street: Salvaging the Archives of Britain’s Retail Leviathans’

Professor Peter Scott, Henley Business School, University of Reading

16.20 ‘Closing Stores: Archives at Risk’

Short presentations and discussions on closed stores with updates on their records at risk with Professor Peter Scott (University of Reading); Alex Ritchie (The National Archives), BHS and the TNA project Crisis TeamRichard Wiltshire (London Metropolitan Archives), Examples of business records including Austin Reed and the Edinburgh Woollen Mills.

16.45 CONFERENCE WRAP-UP

17.00 END OF CONFERENCE

There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion after each paper.