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Call for papers for the History of Retailing and Distribution organized by the University of Wolverhampton.


University of Wolverhampton on 13 September 2018, Wolverhampton (Near Bristol), UK


Organizers welcome papers aimed at exploring retailing and distribution in the eighteenth century. They are availabele to discuss with potential participants about their ideas before submission
Some of the themes that might be considered include (but are not limited to):

  • Shops, shopkeeping and shopping
  • Novelties and fashion
  • Imported commodities and imitations
  • Commercial ideologies and representations
  • Transport and distribution
  • Markets and itinerant traders
  • Retailing and production
  • Displays and advertising
  • Urban and rural retailing
  • Regulation, trade organisations and legislation


Deadline: by 4 May 2018.
Individual papers will be granted 20 minutes presentations, followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Organizers also welcome shorter, 10 minute ‘work in progress’ presentations, also followed by 10 minutes for discussion.

Proposals shall be submitted by sending title and abstract of c.300 to 400 words, specifying whether you are proposing a 10 or a 20 minute presentation to Laura Ugolini, at

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