Call for Papers: 2023 Retailing and Distribution History Online Seminars

Date / time: 25 November, 12:00 am

Call for Papers, deadline – 25 November 2022 | 2023 CHORD Online Seminars: ‘The History of Retailing and Distribution’

CHORD invites submissions for its 2023 on-line seminars on ‘Retailing and Distribution History’: we welcome papers focusing on any aspect of retailing and / or distribution history and on any period or geographical area. We invite both experienced and new speakers, including students and / or speakers without an institutional affiliation. Potential speakers are very welcome to discuss their ideas with the organiser before submitting their proposal (please see contact details below).

We invite both 20-minute papers and 10-minute ‘work in progress’ presentations. All papers will be followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Seminars will take place online, and we anticipate that each seminar will include two or three papers. To facilitate international participation, three of the seminars will take place between c. 10.00 and 12.00 UK time and two between c. 14.00 and 16.00 UK time.

You can find the call for papers here:

Seminar contributors will be invited to submit posts based on their contributions to the CHORD blog.

You can read previous blogs here: Conference blogs | RetailHistory (

The proposed 2023 dates are

Monday 30 January 2023 between c. 10.00 and 12.00 UK time
Monday 27 February 2023 between c. 14.00 and 16.00 UK time
Monday 27 March 2023 between c. 10.00 and 12.00 UK time
Monday 24 April 2023 between c. 14.00 and 16.00 UK time
Monday 29 May 2023 between c. 10.00 and 12.00 UK time

To submit a proposal, please send title and abstract of c.300 to 400 words, specifying your preferred dates and whether you are proposing a 10 or a 20 minute presentation (as a Word or similar file. Please do not submit a pdf file) to Laura Ugolini, at by Friday 25 November 2022.

For further information, please e-mail Laura Ugolini at:

Details of the 2022 seminars and related blogs can be found here:

Image: Detail of William P. Chappel, Strawberry Pedlar, c. 1870s, The Edward W. C. Arnold Collection of New York Prints, Maps, and Pictures, Bequest of Edward W. C. Arnold, 1954, courtesy of the Met Museum, New York.