Emporium is a research hub based at the University of Melbourne, dedicated to the long and rich histories of consumption, production, and consumer practices across time and space. It is premised on the understanding that all economic activity is culturally embedded.
The hub is focused around four core research areas: Luxury, Advertising, Food, and Textiles. All are inter-related, but each also has its own specific focus. Together these research areas aim to illuminate aspects of the complex histories of consumption through a range of core activities including seminars, reading groups, workshops and conferences.
A key aim is the provision of a range of online resources for students and researchers in these fields.