CHORD conference

CHORD Conference: ‘Retailing and Distribution in the Nineteenth Century’

by Laura Ugolini

The 2019 CHORD conference on ‘Retailing and Distribution in the Nineteenth Century’ will take place at the University of Wolverhampton on September 10, 2019

The programme, together with abstracts, registration details and further information, can be found at:
https://retailhistory.wordpress.com/2019/06/09/2019/


The programme includes:

Patricia Lara-Betancourt, Kingston University
Retailing the Modern Home: The Large Furniture and Furnishing Firm in London West End, 1890-1914

Judith Davies, University of Birmingham
A large family of small shopkeepers: the Wood family of Dudley in the middle decades of the nineteenth century

Massimiliano Papini, Northumbria University
‘Veritable fairyland’: Mikado Bazaar in Sunderland and the commodification of Japanese culture in the North-East of England, 1873-1903

Nick Gray, University of Wolverhampton
Retail credit in the late nineteenth century: the case of Hall and Spindler of Leamington Spa

Lorenzo Avellino, University of Geneva
Discipline of Trade, Discipline of Work: Embezzling and Middlemen in the Silk Fabrics of Lombardy (1800-1810)

Johanna Wassholm and Anna Sundelin, Åbo Akademi University
Practices and morality in the late nineteenth century human hair trade. Finland as part of transnational flows of goods

James Inglis, The University of St Andrews & National Museums Scotland
‘A Machine to Supersede the Pen?’ Typewriter Retail in Scotland, 1875 to 1900

Simon Constantine, University of Wolverhampton
Licensing Itinerant trade and the fight against ‘Gypsies’ in Germany (1871-1914)

Ruth Macdonald, Salvation Army International Heritage Centre
Retail therapy? The role of trade in Salvation Army rescue work for women

Lesley Steinitz, University of Cambridge
Creating a national brand: advertising Dr Tibbles Vi-Cocoa to consumers and retailers

Sophie Clapp, Boots Archive
“What’s in a name?” – The significance of brand positioning in the early development of Boots the Chemists, 1880-1900

Nicholas Alexander, Lancaster University, Anne Marie Doherty, University of Strathclyde, James Cronin, Lancaster University
Market-Mediated Authenticity and the Emergence of Modern Branding Practices: Liberty of London, 1875-1900

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

The fee is £20.

Registration is via the University of Wolverhampton’s e-store, at:
https://www.estore.wlv.ac.uk/product-catalogue/conferences-events/faculty-of-social-sciences/chord-conference-retailing-and-distribution-in-the-nineteenth-century/chord-conference-retailing-and-distribution-in-the-nineteenth-century

Or see the conference web-pages, at:
https://retailhistory.wordpress.com/2019/06/09/2019/

Or contact Laura Ugolini, at: L.Ugolini@wlv.ac.uk

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
Wolverhampton
WV1 1LY

Find out more about CHORD events: https://retailhistory.wordpress.com

CHORD workshop

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 May 9, 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, UK
Civic 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: www.wlv.ac.uk/chord

ToC: BH 60(7) SI on New perspectives on 20th Century European retailing

Business History, Volume 60, Issue 7, October 2018 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

New perspectives on 20th Century European retailing

 

Introductions

New perspectives on 20th-century European retailing
Peter Scott & Patrick Fridenson
Pages: 941-958 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1494943

Managing business performance: The contrasting cases of two multiple retailers 1920 to 1939
Andrew Hull
Pages: 959-982 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1459251

More than window dressing: visual merchandising and austerity in London’s West End, 1945–50
Bethan Bide
Pages: 983-1003 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1400531

Turning regulation into business opportunities: A brief history of French food mass retailing (1949–2015)
Adam Dewitte, Sebastian Billows & Xavier Lecocq
Pages: 1004-1025 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1384465

The state, small shops and hypermarkets: A public policy for retail, France, 1945–1973
Tristan Jacques
Pages: 1026-1048 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1413092

Unlocking the padlock: Retail and public policy in Belgium (1930–1961)
Peter Heyrman
Pages: 1049-1081 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1319940

Resistance to Inequality as a Competitive Strategy? – The Cases of the Finnish consumer Co-ops Elanto and HOK 1905–2015
Anitra Komulainen & Sakari Siltala
Pages: 1082-1104 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1494729

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:
https://retailhistory.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/2018/

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:
https://www.estore.wlv.ac.uk/product-catalogue/conferences-events/faculty-of-social-sciences/chord-workshop-retailing-and-distribution-in-the-eighteenth-century

Or see the conference web-pages, at:
https://retailhistory.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/2018/

Or contact Laura Ugolini, at: L.Ugolini@wlv.ac.uk

Information about CHORD events can also be found here: https://retailhistory.wordpress.com/

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
Wolverhampton
WV1 1LY

CfP: CHORD Retailing, Architecture and Material Culture

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

CHORD workshop: ‘Retailing, Architecture and Material Culture: Historical Perspectives’

Tuesday 22 May 2018

University of Wolverhampton, UK

The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution (CHORD) invites submissions for a workshop that explores the architecture, material environmement, objetcs and material culture of retailing and distribution.

Papers focusing on any historical period or geographical area are welcome, as are reflections on methodology and / or theory. We invite both experienced and new speakers, including speakers without an institutional affiliation. Potential speakers are welcome to discuss their ideas with the organiser before submission (please see details below). Some of the themes that  might be considered include (but are not limited to):

  • The architecture of shops, markets and retail premises
  • Retailing and distribution ephemera
  • Retail exteriors, displays and interiors
  • The material culture of distribution
  • Fixtures, fittings and packaging
  • The restoration and recreation of historical shops
  • Retailing and town planning
  • Retail premises in the wider environment

Individual papers are usually 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. We also welcome shorter, 10 minute ‘work in progress’ presentations, also followed by 10 minutes for discussion.

To submit a proposal, please send title and abstract of c.300 to 400 words, specifying whether you are proposing a 10 or a 20 minute presentation to Laura Ugolini, at l.ugolini@wlv.ac.uk by 2 March 2018.

If you are unsure whether to submit a proposal or would like to discuss your ideas before submission, please e-mail Laura Ugolini at l.ugolini@wlv.ac.uk

The workshop will be held in the Mary Seacole (‘MH’) Building, Wolverhampton University City Campus Molineux, a short walk from Wolverhampton’s bus and train stations. Maps and directions are available here:
https://www.wlv.ac.uk/about-us/contacts-and-maps/all-maps-and-directions/map-and-directions-for-city-campus-wolverhampton/

The call for papers is available here:
https://retailhistory.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/workshop-and-call-for-papers-retailing-architecture-and-material-culture-historical-perspectives/

Find out more about this and other CHORD events at https://retailhistory.wordpress.com

For further information, please e-mail Laura Ugolini at: l.ugolini@wlv.ac.uk