The CHORD workshop on: Retailing, Distribution and the Natural World: Historical Perspectives

The workshop on ‘Retailing, Distribution and the Natural World: Historical Perspectives’, which was due to take place at the University of Wolverhampton on 12 May 2020, has been rescheduled as two on-line seminars (with warm thanks to the speakers!), which will take place via Zoom on 16 and 23 June 2020.
Further information, including the programme (also available below) and registration details can be found here:
Everybody is welcome and participation is free, but registration is required: please see for details.
For further information, please e-mail Laura Ugolini at:


11.00-11.30     Elle Larsson, King’s College London

Money can buy you everything: animal acquisition at the Zoological Museum, Tring

11.30-12.00     Julie-Marie Strange, Durham University and Jane Hamlett, Royal Holloway

Friends You Can Buy: The Rise of the Pet Shop in Modern Britain

12.00-12.20     Work in progress presentation:

Anna Flinchbaugh, Pratt Institute

‘Spots of Colour Treasures’: Negotiating Color in the Morris & Co. Embroidery Workshop


11.00-11.30     Pete Edwards, University of Roehampton

London Carriers and the Distribution Network: the Case of William Cavendish, 1st Earl of Devonshire, 1597-1623

11.30-12.00     Peter Yeandle, Loughborough University

Selling animal celebrity in late Victorian Britain

12.00-12.20     Work in progress presentation:

Ana Russell, University of Worcester

Fruiterers, Greengrocers, Florists: Female Business Participation in Bath c.1911 to 1928

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