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CHORD Conference cfp - 'Retailing and Distribution in the Seventeenth Century'

CHORD Conference and Call for Papers:
'Retailing and Distribution in the Seventeenth Century'

7 September 2017

University of Wolverhampton, UK

The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution ­invites submissions for a conference that explores retailing and distribution in the seventeenth century.

Hagley Museum & Library/Grants and Fellowships Awarded

The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware is pleased to announce the recipients of grants and fellowships awarded in December, 2016.  Please note that the next deadline for applications for the exploratory and Henry Belin du Pont Fellowship is March 31th.  The H. B. du Pont Dissertation Fellowship deadline is November 15th.  For more information go to http://www.hagley.org/research/grants-fellowships.

Hidden Capitalism: Beyond, Below, and Outside the Visible Market



Hidden Capitalism:

Beyond, Below, and Outside the Visible Market


A Conference at the Hagley Museum and Library

Wilmington, Delaware, October 27, 2017



In reviving the study of capitalism, scholars have emphasized the transformative power of markets and commodification.  Yet, a crucial part of what drives capitalism falls outside of waged relations and formal, visible exchange.