CHORD Conference: ‘Retailing and the Senses: Historical Perspectives’


The programme of the 2013 CHORD Conference, which will take place at the Marks and Spencer Company Archive, Leeds, on 5 September 2013, is now ready and registration is open.

9.30 – 10.00 Clare Backhouse, Courtauld Institute of Art, UK, ‘Broadside ballads, Dress and the Senses in Seventeenth-Century England’

10.00 – 10.30 Lucy A. Bailey, University of Northampton, UK, ‘An Assault on the Senses: Cultural Representations of the Victorian Village Shop’

 10.30 – 11.00 coffee

 11.00 – 11.30 Ben Highmore, Sussex University, UK, ‘Provençal Herbs and the Chicken Brick: Sensual Orchestration at the first Habitat Store’

11.30 -12.00 Ai Hisano, University of Delaware, US, ‘The Color of Taste: Selling Food in Clear Packages in the Early-Twentieth-Century United States’

12.00- 13.30 Lunch and Tour of the Archives

13.30 – 14.45A Touch of Cloth

Serena Dyer, University of Warwick, UK, ‘”Discomposing the Goods”: Sensory Shopping and the…

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