CHORD conference: Retailing and Distribution before 1600

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Date / time: 15 September, 12:00 am

University of Wolverhampton, City Campus

The CHORD (Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution) conference on:  ‘Retailing and Distribution before 1600’

The programme, together with abstracts, registration details and further information, can be found at:

The programme includes:

Graham Barton, University of Gloucestershire:  ‘UK Images of Roman Retailers’

Stuart Brookes, UCL Institute of Archaeology:  ‘UK Reassessing the transport geography of early medieval England’

Luca Clerici, University of Padova, Italy & École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France:  ‘Provisioning the marketplace: shoppers, hucksters, and direct sellers in early modern Italy (Vicenza, sixteenth century)’

Emilie Fiorucci, European University Institute, Italy:  ‘Disciplining trade: the statutes of the Venetian mercers’ guild in the 16th century’

Zoe Hudson, University of Kent UK:  ‘The Shopping Networks of Richard Stonley’

Una McIlvenna, University of Kent, UK:  ‘The street singer of news in early modern Europe’

Eljas Oksanen, Portable Antiquities Scheme, British Museum, UK:  ‘Medieval Markets and Fairs seen through the Portable Antiquities Scheme Data’

Mark Page, Victoria County History of Oxfordshire, UK:  ‘Who were the shopkeepers of medieval England?

Bethany Pleydell, University of Bristol, UK:  ‘A most necessary forreyne commodytie for the lande’: Spanish Leather Exports for an English Market, c.1554-1600′

Catherine Richardson, University of Kent, UK:  ‘buy mee a close stoole at london’: domestic shopping between London and the provinces’

Martin Roberts, independent researcher and consultant on the Pewter Wreck project, UK:  ‘The Overseas Trade of London’s Pewterers in the first half of the 16th Century – evidence from shipwrecks and the archives’

Tabitha Stanmore, University of Bristol / University of Exeter, UK:  ‘ake it rain: cunning folk and the sale of magical services in England, 1350-1650’

Kate Kelsey Staples, West Virginia University, US:  ‘Materiality and Meaning: Goods as Legal and Cultural Currency’

Philip Tromans, De Montfort University, UK:  ‘Inside Elizabethan Bookshops’

Paul Williams, University of Exeter, UK:  ‘Shop Fines in Early Tudor Exeter’

The conference will be held at the University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton City Campus.

The fee is £22.

For further information and to register, please see the conference web-pages, at:

Or contact Laura Ugolini, at:

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