WORKSHOP – Retailing, Distribution and the Family: Historical Approaches

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University of Wolverhampton

24 May 2016

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

The programme includes:

Clare Weston, Black Country Living Museum, UK, ‘More than just Bricks and Produce: Uncovering the family stories within the recreated shops at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley’

Rika Fujioka, Kansai University, Japan, ‘The transition from communitarian management to modern management in Japanese department stores’

Michael Wortmann, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany, ‘Transformations of family ownership in German grocery retailing’

Sylvain Leteux, IRHIS – Lille 3 – France, ‘The butcher’s wife: the role of the spouse in the French butcher’s retail business (1789 to 1945)’

Katrina Maitland-Brown, University of Wolverhampton, UK, ‘Mistress of the House: the role of retailing in the creation of women’s autonomy’

Breda Scott, Maynooth University, Ireland, ‘ “… one star of St. Patrick, one Masonic bible, one gold brooch”: jewellery supply networks in nineteenth-century Dublin’

Alison Clarke, University of Liverpool and National Gallery, UK, ‘Agnew’s, Family Art Dealers: Private vs. Public’

Alyssa Kariofyllis, University of Connecticut, US, ‘The Abigail Whitneys, A Mother-Daughter Company in Pre-Revolutionary Boston’

Catherine Talbot, University of Exeter, UK, ‘Selling to the Family: Exploring Interactions Between Consumers and Suppliers in Eighteenth Century Bristol and Boston’

The workshop will take place in room Room MC331, Millennium City Building, University of Wolverhampton.

The fee is £16

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

Or contact Laura Ugolini, at:


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