CHORD - Conference and Call for Papers

'Retailing and the Senses: Historical Perspectives' - 5 September 2013

Date5 September 2013

Retailing and the Senses: Historical Perspectives


The conference will be held at the Marks &Spencer Company Archive, Leeds.

For more information, see:


The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution (CHORD) and the M&S Company Archive invite proposals for papers that explore the relationship between retailing and the senses, in Britain and beyond. We welcome papers focusing on both buying and selling, approaching the topic from any discipline and focusing on any historical period. 

We invite contributions that explore the connections between retailing and any one or more of the senses:

  • Sight
  • Smell
  • Taste
  • Touch
  • Hearing
  • … as well as the ‘sixth sense’


Image courtesy of M&S Company Archive, T600/59

ProposalsProposals are welcome for 20 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 15 April 2013.
Programme & AbstractsFurther information about the Programme and Abstracts for this event.
For Further InformationFor further information, or to discuss ideas before submitting an abstract, please e-mail Karin Dannehl:

Dr Laura Ugolini
Room MC334
Tel: 01902 321890