The CHORD (Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution) workshop on:’Retailing and Community: The Social Dimensions of Commerce in Historical Perspective’will take place at the University of Wolverhampton, UK on 9 May 2019
The programme, together with abstracts, registration details and further information, can be found here: https://retailhistory.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/community/
The programme includes:
- Alistair Kefford, University of Leicester, UKCivic Visions of Consumerism? Post-1945 British Planning and the Reorganisation of Urban Retailing
- Grace Millar, University of Wolverhampton, UK‘The grocer carried me for three months’: Understanding shop credit during extended strikes and lockouts
- Pierre Botcherby, University of Warwick, UK, Representing local interests in post-industrial town centre regeneration: a case study of St. Helens, Merseyside
- Marjorie Gehrhardt, University of Reading, UK Salvation Army stores, 1890-1914: charitable or commercial ventures?
- George Gosling, University of Wolverhampton, UK,Charity shops and commercial traders: a history of rivalry or collaboration?
- Triona Fitton, University of Kent, UK, Blurring boundaries: ‘The Gift’ reimagined in the contemporary British charity shop
- Ian Mitchell, University of Wolverhampton, UK, Much more than a Store: Co-ops in northern and midland England 1870-1914
- Cath Feely, University of Derby, UK, ‘Certainly nothing half so revealing exists in documentary form’: The Local Newsagent in Interwar Britain
- Tim Alen, Plunkett Foundation, UK, A proposal from Plunkett Foundation on the story of community shops
The workshop will take place in room Room MH108-9, Mary Seacole (MH) Building, City Campus, University of Wolverhampton.The fee is £20
For further information and to register, please see the workshop web-pages, at: https://retailhistory.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/community/
Or contact Laura Ugolini, at: L.Ugolini@wlv.ac.uk
Information about CHORD events can also be found here: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/chord
Image details: Detail from ‘Garden of John Penn, St James’s Park: A charity fair for Charing Cross Hospital. Coloured lithograph by G. Scharf, 1830’. Courtesy of Wellcome Collection.