History of Retailing and Distribution | Online Seminar

Date / time: 27 February, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The first of the 2023 CHORD online seminars on the history of retailing and distribution will take place (strikes permitting) in the afternoon (UK time) of Monday 27 February.

The programme includes

14.00 – 14.30 | Emily Westkaemper (James Madison University, US) ‘From Consumer to Career Woman: Promoting Professionalism in U.S. Department Stores, 1950s–1980s’

14.40 – 15.10 | Nataliia Laas (New York University, US) ‘Urban Stores as Places of Women’s Activism in the Soviet Union during Late Stalinism’

15.20 – 15.50 | Lesley Taylor (Solent University, UK) ‘St. Mags: Fashion at the heart of the community’

Participation is free, but registration is required (the timings are UK times)

For further information, including programme, abstracts and registration form please see: 2023 ONLINE CHORD SEMINARS | Retail History (wordpress.com)

or email Laura Ugolini at: l.ugolini@wlv.ac.uk 

Further seminars will take place in March and April

Monday 27 March 2023

10.00 – 10.30 | Phil Lyon (Umeå University, Sweden) ‘Promoting French Cuisine to English Homes: The Life and Times of a 1923 Cookery Book’

10.40 – 11.10 | Jane Tolerton (independent scholar, New Zealand) ‘Mary Taylor: “Friend of Charlotte Bronte” or successful storekeeper of colonial New Zealand – and “her own best friend”?’

11.20 – 11.50 | Frances Richardson (University of Oxford, UK) ‘Shopping in early nineteenth-century Wales: the variety of shops and their customers’

Monday 24 April 2023

14.00 – 14.30 | Sam Backer (Johns Hopkins University, US) ‘Counter Girls and Salesmen: Gender, Consumption, and Sheet Music Retail in the United States, 1890-1920’

14.40 – 15.00 | Ten-minute, work in progress presentation: Barbara Caddick (University of Bristol) ‘Online pharmacy – A historical perspective’

15.10 – 15.40 | Jon Stobart (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) ‘Shopping and the city space: in the footsteps of the Reverend Woodforde (1740-1803)’

15.50 – 16.20 | Peter Edwards (University of Roehampton, UK) ‘The Intersection between London and the Provinces: the Marketing of Items of Conspicuous Consumption at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century’