A History of Shopping

Elaine Buss

South West
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: £50 + expenses (25p per mile)
10th October 2018
Culture | General Interest | Brands | British History

Shopping is a fascinating subject because the activity constantly changes over time. Here are some of the topics that will be covered in order to show how people, economics, and even disasters have all played their part in the process:

Medieval markets 17th century emergence of permanent shopping premises Disaster and reinvention

18th century Georgian society and shopping habits Shop signs, trade cards & street directories The lives of the 'people who serve'

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About Elaine Buss

Elaine Buss is passionate about English social history. She has studied and taught the subject for many years to a wide range of client groups so she can tailor the subject matter to suit everyone. Audiences for Elaine's talks range from academic scholars on a learning mission to social group members who want to be entertained.

All sessions are fast paced so that everybody is kept engaged. Images are used to illustrate what is being explained because pictures, as the saying goes, are worth a thousand words.

The active particpation of the audience is encouraged so please feel free to ask questions or simply laugh out loud.

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