Retailing, Architecture and Material Culture: Historical Perspectives

Retailing, Architecture and Material Culture: Historical Perspectives


22 May    
All day


University of Wolverhampton, City Campus
Ring Road, St Peters, Wolverhampton

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The CHORD (Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution) workshop on:‘ Retailing, Architecture and Material Culture: Historical Perspectives’will take place at the University of Wolverhampton, UK

22 May 2018.

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

The programme includes:

  • Katalin Medvedev, The University of Georgia, USA: The Transformation of Budapest Fashion Retail Scene from 1867-to World War II
  • Lynn Pearson, independent scholar, UK: English Co-op Store Architecture, 1844 to 1914: Design by Committee?
  • Briana Oliver, independent scholar, UK: Selling Sex in the Burlington Arcade
  • Simon Briercliffe, Black Country Living Museum, UK: Forging Ahead: recreating a post-war Black Country high street at the Black Country Living Museum
  • Andrew Taylor, Nottingham Trent University, UK: New Dootsteps, Old Ground: Post-industrial Warehouse Use in Liverpool
  • Phil Lyon, Umea University, Sweden and Dave Kinney,, UK: Repurposing Retail Premises: The Life and Times of 54-56 Fossgate, York
  • Myriam Couturier, Ryerson University, Canada: Dignity and Utility”: Dusty Rose, Glass Blocks and the Fashion Retail Space of the 1930s and 40s
  • Regina Lee Blaszczyk, University of Leeds, UK: Fashioning Commercial Modernity: American Merchandisers and their Workspaces in Europe, 1870s-1940s

The workshop will take place in room Room MH108-9, Mary Seacole (MH) Building, City Campus, University of Wolverhampton.

The fee is £20For further information and to register, please see the workshop web-pages, at:

Or contact Laura Ugolini, at:

Information about CHORD events can also be found here: