CHORD Workshop and Call for Papers:

‘Rural Retailing and Distribution in History’

13th May 2015

University of Wolverhampton, UK

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

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 13th February 2015.

The workshop will be held at the University of Wolverhampton, on Wolverhampton City Campus, a mere 10-minute walk from Wolverhampton’s bus and train stations. For directions see: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=6856.

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

Or see the workshop web-page at: http://home.wlv.ac.uk/~in6086/rural.htm

News about CHORD events can also be found here: http://retailhistory.wordpress.com/about/

If you would like to join the CHORD mailing list, please e-mail Laura Ugolini at l.ugolini@wlv.ac.uk

CFP – CHORD ‘Rural Retailing and Distribution in History’, 13th May 2015, Wolverhampton

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