Lectures on Shopping History – Fashion History – Gender History (The History of Retailing and Distribution On-Line Seminar Series), 03-04/2023, virtual space

CHORD: The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution; Univ. of Wolverhampton (Web)

The CHORD is organising a series of online seminars on the topics Shopping History, Fashion History, and Gender History. Participation is free, but registration is required. For further information, including programme, abstracts and registration form see the website (Web) or e-mail Laura Ugolini at l.ugolini@wlv.ac.uk

Next events

27.03.2023 (the timings are UK times)

  • 10.00: Phil Lyon (Umeå Univ., Swe.): Promoting French Cuisine to English Homes: The Life and Times of a 1923 Cookery Book
  • 10.40: Jane Tolerton (indep. scholar, New Zealand): Mary Taylor: ‚Friend of Charlotte Bronte‘ or successful storekeeper of colonial New Zealand – and ‚her own best friend‘?
  • 11.20: Frances Richardson (Univ. of Oxford, UK): Shopping in early nineteenth-century Wales: the variety of shops and their customers


  • 14.00: Sam Backe ( Johns Hopkins Univ., US): Counter Girls and Salesmen: Gender, Consumption, and Sheet Music Retail in the United States, 1890-1920
  • 14.40: Barbara Caddick (Univ. of Bristol, UK): Ten-minute, work in progress presentation: Online pharmacy – A historical perspective
  • 15.10:  Jon Stobart (Manchester Metropolitan Univ., UK): Shopping and the city space: in the footsteps of the Reverend Woodforde (1740-1803)
  • 15.50: Peter Edwards (Univ. of Roehampton, UK): The Intersection between London and the Provinces: the Marketing of Items of Conspicuous Consumption at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century

Previous event


  • 14.00: Emily Westkaemper (James Madison Univ., US): From Consumer to Career Woman: Promoting Professionalism in U.S. Department Stores, 1950s–1980s
  • 14.40: Nataliia Laas (New York Univ., US): Urban Stores as Places of Women’s Activism in the Soviet Union during Late Stalinism
  • 15.20: Lesley Taylor (Solent Univ., UK): St. Mags: Fashion at the heart of the community

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