Retailing and Community: The Social Dimensions of Commerce in Historical Perspective

Event Details

  • Event date: 09/05/2019
  • Venue: University of Wolverhampton

The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution (CHORD) will be hosting a workshop at the University of Wolverhampton to explore the social, activist and communal aspects of retail from a historical perspective.

The call for papers has now closed and the full programme will be announced soon, but topics covered are likely to include co-operative and charity shops and retailer-community relations amongst other topics.

The workshop will be held on Thursday 9 May 2019 at the University of Wolverhampton’s City Campus, a short walk from Wolverhampton’s bus and train stations. Maps and directions are available HERE. Details of the registration fee and the online registration form will be announced soon.

For further information, please e-mail Professor Laura Ugolini or visit the CHORD website.

Detail from ‘Garden of John Penn, St James’s Park: A charity fair for Charing Cross Hospital. Coloured lithograph by G. Scharf, 1830’. Image above: Detail from ‘Garden of John Penn, St James’s Park: A charity fair for Charing Cross Hospital. Coloured lithograph by G. Scharf, 1830’. Both images courtesy of Wellcome Collection.