CHORD conference: Retailing & Distribution in 18C

CHORD conference ‘Retailing and Distribution in the Eighteenth Century’

by Laura Ugolini

The 2018 CHORD conference on ‘Retailing and Distribution in the Eighteenth Century’

will take place at the University of Wolverhampton, UK

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:

Prof. Laura Ugolini
Professor of History

Dept. of History, Politics, War Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
Room MH124
Mary Seacole (MH) Building
University of Wolverhampton