Thursday, March 20, 2014

CFP: 2014 CHORD Conference

CHORD (Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution) will hold its annual conference at the University of Wolverhampton on September 11, 2014. The theme will be "Retail Work: Historical Perspectives." The Centre invites proposals for papers that explore the work of retailing and /or distribution. All forms of work (paid and unpaid) in the retailing and distributive trades are of interest, from small shopkeepers, shop assistants, pedlars, and market sellers, to large-scale entrepreneurs, wholesalers, and distributors. All disciplinary perspectives are welcome, and there are no limitations in historical period or geographical area covered.
    To submit a proposal, send title and abstract of c.300 to 400 words to Karin Dannehl at: by May 9, 2014. Proposals may be for individual papers or for sessions (normally three papers: please include the title of the session with the abstracts).
   Please consult the call for papers for additional details.
   Those interested in CHORD may also wish to consult the program for the Centre's upcoming Workshop on "Retailing, Commerce and the Human Body: Historical Approaches," which will take place on May 14, 2014. Abstracts of the papers are also available at the website.