Conference: ‘Retailing and Distribution History’

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The conference on

‘Retailing and Distribution History’

will take place at the University of Wolverhampton

on 10 September 2015

The programme, together with abstracts, registration details and further information, can be found at:

http://home.wlv.ac.uk/~in6086/conf2015.htm

The programme includes:

Christine Atha, University of Leeds,
Shopping in the design museum: curating, collecting and shopping for design

Emily Baines, De Montfort University
Concentrating on Fashion: the home market retail and distribution structure for British dress textiles 1919-40

Lucy Bailey, University of Northampton and Jon Stobart, Manchester Metropolitan University
Taking a long look at the English village shop

Bruno Blondé, University of Antwerp and Jon Stobart, Manchester Metropolitan University
The language of value: a comparative approach to newspaper advertisements for auctions of second-hand household goods in eighteenth-century England and the Low Countries

Rika Fujioka, Kansai University
The development of Japanese department stores along with the growing ready-made clothes market from the 1950s to the 1970s

Janina Gosseye, Delft University of Technology
The Janus-faced suburban shopping centre: the Low Countries in search of a suitable shopping paradigm

Graham Harding, St Cross College, Oxford
Competition is useless: Gilbey’s and the emergence of modern retailing, 1855-1914

Richard Hawkins, University of Wolverhampton and Hildegard Norton-Uhl, University of Wolverhampton
Paprika Schlesinger: The Development of a Luxury Retail Shoe Brand in Belle Époque Vienna

Clare Hoare, King’s College London
Female business owners: a study of grocers in Edwardian London

Jennifer Holt,
Retailing and wholesaling c 1600: a Lune Valley case study

Ulla Ijäs, University of Turku
English consumer goods in nineteenth-century St. Petersburg and its environs

Sarah Laurenson, University of Edinburgh
‘In enclose herewith five compasses’: retailing jewellery and small luxuries in rural Scotland during the long nineteenth century

Lucile Peytavin, University of Lyon 2
Female haberdashers and haberdashers in La Motte-de-Galaure and in the north of Drome in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Martin Purvis, University of Leeds
Retailing in English suburbs during the 1920s and 1930s: development, deficiency and diversity

Gabi Schopf, Universität Bern
Buying and selling consumer goods in the eighteenth century: rural retailing in the Canton of Bern

Pol Serrahima i Balius, Universitat de Lleida
Urban grain markets and suburban agrarian communities: Barcelona and its surroundings in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries

Shelley Tickell, University of Hertfordshire
Selecting shops to steal from in the eighteenth century metropolis – which retailers were most vulnerable to shoplifting?

The conference will be held in the Millennium City Building, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton campus.

The fee is £26.

For further information and to register, please see the conference web-pages, at:

home.wlv.ac.uk/~in6086/conf2015.htm

Or contact Karin Dannehl at K.Dannehl@wlv.ac.uk or Laura Ugolini, at: L.Ugolini@wlv.ac.uk

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