Retailing, Commerce and the Human Body: Historical Approaches

CHORD (The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution) is pleased to announce that the workshop on:  ‘Retailing, Commerce and the Human Body: Historical Approaches’ will take place at the University of Wolverhampton on 14 May 2014

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

The programme includes:

– Fan Carter, Kingston University, Getting the ‘Honey Look’: Magazines, Marketing and the Teenage Consumer in 1960s Britain

– Jenny Evans, University of Wolverhampton, Purity, Piety and Pants: The ‘Religious Body’ in Early-Twentieth Century British Underwear Marketing

– Susan Vincent, University of York, Hairdressers and Barbers: Intimate Acts

– Elly Tams, University of Exeter, Real Men Moisturise: Advertising, ‘Male Grooming’ and Metrosexual Masculinities in Contemporary Consumer Culture

– Phil Lyon, Liz Ross and Craig Cathcart, Queen Margaret University, Offering Hope: Aurists’ Advertisements in Mid-Nineteenth Century British Newspapers

– Samantha Khaw, Australian National University, The Challenge of Marketing Colour Cosmetics in Nineteenth Century British Popular Press

– June Rowe, University of the Arts, Marketing Youthful Femininity: The Fashion Display Mannequin and British Style 1947-1970

– Victoria Barnes and Lucy Newton, University of Reading, Portraits of Bank Managers: Buying the Corporate Image in the Early Nineteenth Century

– Shirley Wajda, Michigan State University Museum, ‘Social Currency’: Photography, Personhood, and the Body in Nineteenth-Century America

– Ya-Lei Yen, Royal Holloway, University of London, ‘Let the Photographer “Pose” You; He is the Best Judge of your Face and Figure’: Female Beauty and Fashion in Mid-Victorian Photographs

The workshop will take place in room MH206/7, Mary Seacole Building, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton.

The fee is £18.

For further information and to register, please see the workshop web-pages, at:

Or contact Laura Ugolini, at:

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