Annual Conference 2017
The British Records Association Annual Conference
SHOPS AND SHOPPING IN THE ARCHIVES: A NATION OF RECORDKEEPERS?
WHEN: Thursday, November 30, 2017
WHERE: 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ [Map and Directions]
COST: £70 BRA members / £80 Non-members / £40 Students/Unwaged
09.40 Registration and coffee
10.20 ‘Elite Shopping in Georgian London: Geographies and Practices’.
Professor Jon Stobart, Manchester Metropolitan University, Co-editor of journal History of Retailing and Consumption
11.00 ‘Safe in the London Department Stores?: Preserving their History’
Discussion panel with archivists Andrea Tanner (Fortnum and Mason); Sebastian Wormell (Harrods); Judy Faraday (John Lewis); Jan Foster (Selfridges); Alison Kenny (Liberty’s at Westminster Archives)
11.45 ‘The Most Dangerous Enemies to Shopkeepers in General: Researching the Hazards of 18th Century Shoplifting’
Shelley Tickell, Visiting Research Fellow, University of Hertfordshire.
12.20 ‘Gleaning from Fragments: Piecing Together the Story of High Street Shopping’
Alan Crosby, independent scholar and Editor, The Local Historian
13.00 BUFFET LUNCH
14.10 ‘Researching Men and Shopping in Britain, c. 1880-1939
Professor Laura Ugolini, University of Wolverhampton and Director of CHORD (the Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution)
14.50 ‘Retail Change on the Record: the John Sainsbury Journal and Self-Service Food Shopping’
Phil Lyon, Affiliate Professor, Department of Food and Nutrition, Umeå University, Sweden
15.30 BREAK FOR TEA OR COFFEE
15.50 ‘Crisis on the High Street: Salvaging the Archives of Britain’s Retail Leviathans’
Professor Peter Scott, Henley Business School, University of Reading
16.20 ‘Closing Stores: Archives at Risk’
Short presentations and discussions on closed stores with updates on their records at risk with Professor Peter Scott (University of Reading); Alex Ritchie (The National Archives), BHS and the TNA project Crisis Team; Richard Wiltshire (London Metropolitan Archives), Examples of business records including Austin Reed and the Edinburgh Woollen Mills.
16.45 CONFERENCE WRAP-UP
17.00 END OF CONFERENCE
There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion after each paper.