samedi 18 janvier 2014

Le commerce du corps

Retailing, Commerce and the Human Body: Historical Approaches

Call for Papers

CHORD Workshop
Date 14th May 2014

The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution (CHORD) invites proposals for papers that explore the relationship between retailing, commerce and human bodies, in Britain and beyond. Any aspect of the commercial and retail practices that are connected to the business of exploiting, caring for or 'improving' bodies would be welcome and there are no restrictions in terms of the historical period covered.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
  • Hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons
  • Undertakers and funeral parlours
  • Marketing, bodies and sexuality
  • Tattoo parlours, tanning salons and opium dens
  • Grooming products, perfumery and toiletries
  • Measuring, fitting and 'trying-on'
  • Massage parlours, Turkish baths and spas
  • Photography shops and portraiture
The workshop will be held at the University of Wolverhampton, on City Campus, a short walk from Wolverhampton’s bus and train stations.

University of Wolverhampton
School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications
Millennium City Building
Room MC301
City Campus - South

Map and directions for City Campus
To submit a proposal, please send title and abstract of c. 400 words to Laura Ugolini at by 21 February 2014.

For further information please contact

Dr Laura Ugolini
School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications
Room MC334
Tel: 01902 321890


Dr Karin Dannehl
School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications
Room MC211
Tel: 01902 322333

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