CHORD Workshop and Call for Papers: ‘RURAL RETAILING AND DISTRIBUTION IN HISTORY’

seed merchantWednesday 13 May 2015

University of Wolverhampton

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

The workshop will be held at the University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton city Campus.

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.

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

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