The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution (CHORD) was set up in September 1998 at the University of Wolverhampton to give new impetus to the study of the history of retailing and distribution, and to act as a point of contact between scholars – both in Britain and abroad – engaged in research within this field, whatever their period of interest, discipline or methodology. CHORD builds upon the interests and expertise of a number of scholars at the University of Wolverhampton.
On this site you can find details of CHORD events and activities. Details of our 2020 events can be found here:
You can also read the blogs drawn from conferences and workshops:
Banner image: Detail from ‘Garden of John Penn, St James’s Park: A charity fair for Charing Cross Hospital. Coloured lithograph by G. Scharf, 1830’. Courtesy of Wellcome Collection.