2014 conference: ‘Retail Work: Historical Perspectives’

11 September 2014

University of Wolverhampton

curnock-handcart-delivery   The PROGRAMME and ABSTRACTS can be found here:

   The PROGRAMME includes:
*Fan Carter, Kingston University, Shop Girls: Fashionable Femininities and Retail Work in 1960s Britain
*Pamela Cox, University of Essex, Shopgirls, Disgust And Desire
*Sabine Chaouche, University of Oxford, Attracting “Freshers”: Business Practices and Strategies in Nineteenth-century Oxford
*Serena Dyer, University of Warwick, Mr Calico and Mrs Pincushion: Man-Milliners and Gendered Retail Work in England, 1770-1830
*Heidi Egginton, University of Cambridge “The Old and the Beautiful”: The Role of the Provincial Antique Dealer in the Marketing of Second-Hand Collectables, c. 1900-1939
*Oliver Heal, independent researcher, Heal’s – Distinguished Retailing 1900-1940
*Anca I. Lasc, Pratt Institute, Exporting New York: Abraham & Straus, Commercial Patrons for an “Empire Aesthetic”
*Angela Loxham, Lancaster University, Cleric or Conman, Curate or Crook? Understanding the Victorian Draper
*Katrina Maitland-Brown, University of Wolverhampton, Synthesised Roles: Women’s Identity in Business
*Traci L. Parker, University of Chicago, Race, Class, and American Department Stores
*Robin Price, Queensland University of Technology, Racing slowly to the bottom: Wage fixation in Australia’s Retail Industry
*Martin Purvis, University of Leeds, Learning to Manage: Working Practices in Interwar Multiple Retailing
*Rachael Richardson, Sheffield Hallam University, Consumption and Communication: The Marketing Ingenuity of Mail Order Entrepreneur, J. G. Graves
*Hannah Scally, University of Cambridge: “Imagination in the Service of Business”: Commercial Education and Expertise, 1880-1910
*David Shaw, University for the Creative Arts, Retail Information Technology Turns from Friend to Foe
*Belle Stennett, Birkbeck, University of London, The Staging of a Business Conversation. The Trade Cards of William Hogarth in the Eighteenth Century
*Deborah Wynne, University of Chester, Representing the Draper: From Kipps, to the Flying Draper, to The Paradise

The conference will take place in the MILLENNIUM CITY BUILDING, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton City Campus.
The FEE is £26.
For FURTHER INFORMATION please see the conference web-pages, at:
To REGISTER, please see the on-line registration and payment form, at:
Or CONTACT Karin Dannehl at k.dannehl@wlv.ac.uk or Laura Ugolini, at: L.Ugolini@wlv.ac.uk


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