Call for papers dead-line approaching: ‘Retailing, Shopping and Gender: Historical Approaches’

The dead-line for the CHORD Workshop Call for Papers:

‘Retailing, Shopping and Gender: Historical Approaches’

is 22 February 2013

The workshop will take place on 15 May 2013

at the University of Wolverhampton:

The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution (CHORD) invites proposals for papers that explore the relationship between retailing, shopping and gender, in Britain and beyond. We welcome papers exploring either buying or selling, and focusing on any historical period.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

§  Salesmanship and gender identities

§  Marketing, gender and sexuality

§  Gendered practices of shopping

§  Gender and spatial strategies of selling

§  Men, women and the economics of retail

§  Gender, shopping and popular culture

§  Entrepreneurship, credit and gender

To submit a proposal, please send title and abstract of c.300/400 words to Laura Ugolini at


The workshop will be held in Millennium City Building, located on the University of Wolverhampton’s City campus, just 10 minutes’ walk from Wolverhampton’s bus and train stations. For directions see

For further information, please e-mail: Dr Laura Ugolini at

Or see the workshop web-page at:


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