CHORD Workshop and Call for Papers: ‘Rural Retailing and Distribution in History’ 13 May 2015

CHORD Workshop and Call for Papers: ‘Rural Retailing and Distribution in History’

13 May 2015. University of Wolverhampton, UK

CHORD invites submissions for a workshop that explores the history of retailing and distribution in a rural context. Papers focusing on any historical period or geographical area are welcome. Some of the themes that might be considered include:

  • The village shop
  • Rural networks of supply
  • Marketing and selling ‘the countryside’
  • Rural commodities, services and industries
  • Transport, networks and consumer information
  • The rural consumer
  • Markets, fairs and peddlers
  • Representations of rural retail
  • Retailing, distribution and agriculture

To submit a proposal, please send title and abstract of c.300 to 400 words to Laura Ugolini at l.ugolini@wlv.ac.uk by 13 February 2015.

The workshop will be held at the University of Wolverhampton, on Wolverhampton City Campus, a mere 10-minute walk from Wolverhampton’s bus and train stations. For directions see http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=6856.

For further information, please e-mail: Laura Ugolini at l.ugolini@wlv.ac.uk or Karin Dannehl at k.dannehl@wlv.ac.uk.

Or see the workshop web-page at: http://home.wlv.ac.uk/~in6086/rural.htm

News about CHORD events can also be found here: http://retailhistory.wordpress.com/about/

If you would like to join the CHORD mailing list, please e-mail Laura Ugolini at l.ugolini@wlv.ac.uk

Prof. Laura Ugolini

Professor of History

University of Wolverhampton, UK


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