Voluntarisms and the Welfare State

Academic book reviews tend to take a long time before they appear in print. Some take longer than others. David Cameron was still Prime Minister when I promised to write a review of Armine Ishkanian and Simon Szreter's edited collection on the 'big society' for the journal Cultural and Social History. By the time I …

Retail & minority communities: call for contributions

Historians from the University of Wolverhampton are currently compiling an edited collection exploring the relationship between retail and community in modern Britain. The chapters focus on case studies that illuminates a particular example of the way retail practices have been shaped by social relationships and vice versa. Common to all of them is a recognition …

Retail and Community history workshop

The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution (CHORD) at the University of Wolverhampton will be hosted a workshop that exploring the social, activist and communal aspects of retail from a historical perspective on Thursday 9 May 2019. Please find the programme and information on registration below. PROGRAMME 10.00 – 10.30 COFFEE AND WELCOME 10.30 …