CHORD Conference cfp - Retailing and Distribution in the Nineteenth Century

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Event Date : 10 Sep, 2019

CHORD Conference cfp - Retailing and Distribution in the Nineteenth Century Details

Venue :
University of Wolverhampton
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Organiser :
Name: Prof Laura Ugolini, Email:, Institution: University of Wolverhampton

The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution ­invites submissions for a conference that aims to explore retailing and distribution in the nineteenth century. Papers focusing on any geographical area or topic are welcome. 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): - Department stores, chain stores, bazaars - Shopkeeping and shopping - Second-hand, pawnbroking, jumble sales and charities - Small-scale and independent shops - Modernity and tradition in retailing - Transport and distribution - Markets, itinerant traders, tallymen and commercial travellers - Retailing, production and wholesaling - Displays and advertising - Credit and debt - Urban and rural retailing - Regulation, trade organisations and legislation - Retailing, distribution and politics 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 (as a word or similar file, please, rather than a pdf) to Laura Ugolini by 17 May 2019. If you are unsure whether to submit a proposal or would like to discuss your ideas, please Laura.

The conference will be held on Wolverhampton City Campus, University of Wolverhampton, a short walk from Wolverhampton’s bus and train stations and city centre. The call for papers is available here.  Find out more about CHORD events here.

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