CHORD on-line seminar - 27 February 2023

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I'm very pleased to say that the first of the 2023 CHORD on-line seminars on the history of retailing and distribution will take place in the afternoon (UK time) of Monday 27 February. The papers should hopefully be of interest to h-women list members.

The programme includes:

14.00 - 14.30 Emily Westkaemper, James Madison University, US, From Consumer to Career Woman: Promoting Professionalism in U.S. Department Stores, 1950s–1980s

14.40 – 15.10 Nataliia Laas, New York University, US, Urban Stores as Places of Women’s Activism in the Soviet Union during Late Stalinism

15.20 – 15.50 Lesley Taylor, Solent University, UK, St. Mags: Fashion at the heart of the community

Participation is free, but registration is required (the timings are UK times)

For further information, including programme, abstracts and registration form please see:

 or e-mail Laura Ugolini at:


Further seminars will take place in March and April:

Monday 27 March 2023

10.00 – 10.30 Phil Lyon, Umeå University, Sweden, Promoting French Cuisine to English Homes: The Life and Times of a 1923 Cookery Book

10.40 – 11.10 Jane Tolerton, independent scholar,  New Zealand, Mary Taylor: ‘Friend of Charlotte Bronte’ or successful storekeeper of colonial New Zealand – and ‘her own best friend’?

11.20 – 11.50 Frances Richardson, University of Oxford, UK, Shopping in early nineteenth-century Wales: the variety of shops and their customers

Monday 24 April 2023

14.00 – 14.30 Sam Backer, Johns Hopkins University, US, Counter Girls and Salesmen: Gender, Consumption, and Sheet Music Retail in the United States, 1890-1920

14.40 – 15.00 Ten-minute, work in progress presentation: Barbara Caddick, University of Bristol, Online pharmacy – A historical perspective

15.10 – 15.40 Jon Stobart, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, Shopping and the city space: in the footsteps of the Reverend Woodforde (1740-1803)

15.50 – 16.20 Peter Edwards, University of Roehampton, UK, The Intersection between London and the Provinces: the Marketing of Items of Conspicuous Consumption at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century


I hope they will be of interest!

Best wishes


Prof. Laura Ugolini

Professor of History

University of Wolverhampton

NEW - 2023 CHORD on-line seminars in Retailing and Distribution History