Retailing and Distribution History

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Date / time: 10 September, All day

University of Wolverhampton. MC Building

Retailing and Distribution History

The CHORD (Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution). The programme, together with abstracts, registration details and further information, can be found at:

The programme includes:

Christine Atha, University of Leeds: Shopping in the design museum: curating, collecting and shopping for design

Emily Baines, De Montfort University: Concentrating on Fashion: the home market retail and distribution structure for British dress textiles 1919-40

Lucy Bailey, University of Northampton and Jon Stobart, Manchester Metropolitan University: Taking a long look at the English village shop

Bruno Blondé, University of Antwerp and Jon Stobart, Manchester Metropolitan University: The language of value: a comparative approach to newspaper advertisements for auctions of second-hand household goods in eighteenth-century England and the Low Countries

Rika Fujioka, Kansai University
The development of Japanese department stores along with the growing ready-made clothes market from the 1950s to the 1970s

Janina Gosseye, Delft University of Technology:  The Janus-faced suburban shopping centre: the Low Countries in search of a suitable shopping paradigm

Graham Harding, St Cross College, Oxford:  Competition is useless: Gilbey’s and the emergence of modern retailing, 1855-1914

Richard Hawkins, University of Wolverhampton and Hildegard Norton-Uhl, University of Wolverhampton:  Paprika Schlesinger: The Development of a Luxury Retail Shoe Brand in Belle Époque Vienna

Clare Hoare, King’s College London:  Female business owners: a study of grocers in Edwardian London

Jennifer Holt : Retailing and wholesaling c 1600: a Lune Valley case study

Ulla Ijäs, University of Turku: English consumer goods in nineteenth-century St. Petersburg and its environs

Sarah Laurenson, University of Edinburgh: In enclose herewith five compasses’: retailing jewellery and small luxuries in rural Scotland during the long nineteenth century

Lucile Peytavin, University of Lyon 2: Female haberdashers and haberdashers in La Motte-de-Galaure and in the north of Drome in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Martin Purvis, University of Leeds: Retailing in English suburbs during the 1920s and 1930s: development, deficiency and diversity

Gabi Schopf, Universität Bern: Buying and selling consumer goods in the eighteenth century: rural retailing in the Canton of Bern

Pol Serrahima i Balius, Universitat de Lleida: Urban grain markets and suburban agrarian communities: Barcelona and its surroundings in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries

Shelley Tickell, University of Hertfordshire: Selecting shops to steal from in the eighteenth century metropolis – which retailers were most vulnerable to shoplifting?

The conference will be held in the Millennium City Building, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton campus.

The fee is £26.

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

Or contact Karin Dannehl at or Laura Ugolini, at:

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