Retailing and Distribution in the Eighteenth Century

Loading Map....
Date / time: 13 September, All day

University of Wolverhampton

Retailing and Distribution in the Eighteenth Century

The 2018 CHORD conference on ‘Retailing and Distribution in the Eighteenth Century’will take place at the University of Wolverhampton on 13 September 2018.

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

The programme includes:

  • Steven Sanders, Oxford Brookes University : The Upholder in the Age of Thomas Chippendale: Upholders as Appraisers, Brokers, and Auctioneers
  • Anna Knutsson, European University Institute: Selling British Contraband in Eighteenth Century Sweden
  • Jenni Dixon, BCU: From Cabinets to Toy-Shops: Curious Spaces in the Eighteenth-Century
  • Aidan Collins, University of York: Defining ‘Traders’ in Bankruptcy Proceedings, 1700-1750
  • Elisabeth Gernerd: Fancy Feathers: the Feather Trade in Britain and the Atlantic World
  • Jessica Davidson, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford: ‘Here mirth and merchandise are mix’d’: Buying and selling at the English provincial fair reconsidered
  • Matthew Mauger, Queen Mary University of London: Grocers’ Trade cards and the Cultural Imaginaries of China
  • David Fallon, University of Roehampton: Bookselling, Sociable Retailing and Identity by Distribution: The Case of Thomas Payne
  • Serena Dyer, University of Warwick: Stitching and Shopping: The Material Literacy of the Consumer
  • Clare Rose, The Royal School of Needlework, London: Quilted petticoats in eighteenth century London: genuine and imitation, bought and stolen
  • Jon Stobart, Manchester Metropolitan University: Clothing the countryside: textiles and haberdashery in English village shops, c.1660-1720

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

The fee is £22. Registration is via the University of Wolverhampton’s e-store, at:

Or see the conference web-pages, at:

Or contact Laura Ugolini, at:

Information about CHORD events can also be found here: