CHORD Workshop

Retailing, Shopping and Gender: Historical Approaches - 15 May 2013

DateWednesday 15 May 2013

Retailing, Shopping and Gender: Historical Approaches


The workshop will be held in Room MH110, Mary Seacole Building (MH), located on the University of Wolverhampton’s City campus, just 10 minutes’ walk from Wolverhampton’s bus and train stations.

University of Wolverhampton
Millennium City Building
Room MC301
City Campus - South

Map and directions for City Campus  -  the MH Building is located in City Campus North (opens in a new window)


The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution (CHORD) invites proposals for papers that explore the relationship between retailing, shopping and gender, in Britain and beyond. We welcome papers exploring either buying or selling, and focusing on any historical period.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):


  • Salesmanship and gender identities
  • Marketing, gender and sexuality
  • Gendered practices of shopping
  • Gender and spatial strategies of selling
  • Men, women and the economics of retail
  • Gender, shopping and popular culture
  • Entrepreneurship, credit and gender
ProgrammeProgramme of events and Abstracts
CostWorkshop fee £16.00p

To submit a proposal, please send title and abstract of c.300/400 words to Laura Ugolini at by 22 February 2013.

For Further Information

For further information, please e-mail:

Dr Laura Ugolini at 


Dr Laura Ugolini
Room MC334
Tel: 01902 321890