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Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution (CHORD)

CHORD: the Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution

The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution (CHORD) was set up in September 1998 to give new impetus to the study of the history of retailing and distribution, and to act as a point of contact between scholars - both in Britain and abroad - engaged in research within this field, whatever their period of interest, discipline or methodology.

CHORD builds upon the interests and expertise of a number of scholars in the Centre for Historical Research at the University of Wolverhampton.

To find out more about CHORD visit the Retail History website.

Forthcoming events

NEW: On-line seminars - Retailing, Distribution and the Natural World: Historical Perspectives, 16 and 23 June 2020. Further details are here

*POSTPONED* Workshop and call for papers: 'Public Textiles and Dress in Museums and Historic Houses: Textiles and Dress for Display and Show', 11 June 2020, University of Wolverhampton. Further details are here.

Conference call for papers: 'Retailing and Distribution in the Twentieth Century', 8 September 2020, University of Wolverhampton. Further details are here.

Read our conference blogs

CHORD Conference blogs

Past events

 

(Banner image: Detail from ‘Garden of John Penn, St James’s Park: A charity fair for Charing Cross Hospital. Coloured lithograph by G. Scharf, 1830’. Courtesy of Wellcome Collection.)