Friday, March 8, 2013

CFP: “Retailing and the Senses”

CHORD (the Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution) will hold a conference on "Retailing and the Senses: Historical Perspectives," which will take place on September 5, 2013, at the Marks & Spencer Archives in Leeds. Proposals are invited for papers that explore the relationship between retailing and the senses, in Britain and beyond. Papers may focus on both buying and selling, approaching the topic from any discipline and focusing on any historical period. Contributions should explore the connections between retailing and any one or more of the senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing, as well as the "sixth sense." Proposals are welcome for 20-minute papers and for shorter 10-minute papers (all papers will be followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion). To submit a proposal, please send title and abstract of c. 300/400 words to Laura Ugolini at and Karin Dannehl at by April 15, 2013.The full call for papers can be found on the CHORD website.