CHORD Online Seminars on the History of Retailing and Distribution – SEMINAR

Date / time: 29 January, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

CHORD Online Seminars on the History of Retailing and Distribution - SEMINAR


The 2024 Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution (CHORD) on-line seminar programme is now ready, and can be found at:


The first seminar will take place on the morning (UK time) of Monday 29 January 2024

The programme on 29 January is:

10.00 Seminar opens – welcome

10.15 – 10.45 David Magalhães, University of Coimbra, Portugal, The Roman sale contract and the aedilitian remedies for latent defects. The roots of the modern consumer protection

10.50 – 11.20 Nada Elnahla, Maynooth University School of Business, Ireland, Something for everyone? The rise and fall of trading stamps in America

11.20 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 12.00 Yasuko Suga, Tsuda University, Japan, Postcards at War: distribution of imperialist images in early and mid 20th century Japan

12.05 – 12.35 Dave Postles, independent scholar, UK, Spinsters in the lower levels of retailing in Leicestershire, 1851-1903

Participation is free, but registration is required. If you would like to attend one or more seminars, please e-mail Laura Ugolini at: specifying which dates you would like to attend.

For further information, including programme and abstracts of all 2024 seminars, please see the link below or e-mail Laura Ugolini at:



Image: Detail from William P. Chappel, Fly Market, 1870s, The Edward W. C. Arnold Collection of New York Prints, Maps, and Pictures, Bequest of Edward W. C. Arnold, 1954.