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PAULA M. HUMFREY, Ph.D

PAULA M. HUMFREY, Ph.D

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • The labour, economic, and social history of early modern London
  • Historical and metaphysical concepts of the western frontier
  • Cultural histories of the long decades of the Great Depression and the 1960s
  • Developing ways of understanding higher education in the online environment
  • The history of monetary theory

CURRENT APPOINTMENT

  • Board of Administration, Organisation Mondiale de Développement (OMD): participating in monetary and economic analysis within the United Nations Organization framework, in order to assist in the task of accomplishing the U. N. Millennium Development Goals (2014)

RECENT ACADEMIC WRITING

RECENT PROJECT

  • Sabbatical year spent researching and blogging about the economic and social histories of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the World Development Organization/Organisation Mondiale de Développement (OMD) (2013-2014)

RECENT ACTIVIST BLOGGING

  • "And One More OPPT for Tonight: An Interactive Guide to Using the TOPPT New Paradigm Protocol Documents" (12 January 2013)
  • "When the OPPT Shoe Dropped: Evidence That The Black-Screen, Off-ledger Global Accounts Are Real" (23 January 2013)
  • "Connecting the OPPT Dots: More Evidence that the Off-ledger Global Accounts Are Real" (4 February 2013)
  • "Cardinal Ratzinger, Dr. Fox, and the Holy Office of the Inquisition" (18 February 2013)
  • "CANADA: When is the Sheriff not a sheriff? An OPPT point of consideration" (26 February 2013)
  • "EUROZONE: The Finance Ministers' Salon" (1 April 2013)
  • "Cease & Desist Orders for Bankers" (2 April 2013)
  • "Mr. Sino.AS and the Swissindo Trust: A Situational Analysis" (2 June 2013)
  • "'The Royal Oath of Honor Council: A History of the Beginning of the End'. A further inquiry into the SWISSINDO Trust" (25 June 2013)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: ONLINE AND DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSES

  • History of the Modern World
  • Western Civilization I: Prehistory to Renaissance
  • Western Civilization II: Renaissance to Present
  • The Development of Western Civilization
  • History of Women and the Family in the Pre-Industrial Era
  • History of Women and the Women's Movement in the Modern Era
  • United States History I: 1607-1865
  • Colonial New England
  • Early American Intellectual History
  • Comparing Frontier Cultures in the American and Canadian West
  • History of the Canadian Family
  • The Rise of Christianity in the West
  • The Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe
  • The Struggle for Power: Britain 1450-1689
  • The Sixties
  • The Great Depression
  • The European Holocaust
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Leadership, Ethics, and Decision Making
  • Freedom and Responsibility
  • Understandings of Morality
  • Life and Death

ONLINE AND DISTANCE EDUCATION TEACHING POSITIONS

EDITED VOLUME

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Humfrey, P.M., Female servants and women's criminality in early modern London in S. Devereaux, A. May and G. Smith, (eds.), Crime and Society in the Old World and the New (Toronto: Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto, 1997).
  • Humfrey, P.M., What the Servants Knew, in V. Frith (ed.), Women and History: Voices of Early Modern England, 1600-1800 (Toronto: Irwin Publishing, 1995). Second printing.

INVITED PAPERS

  • Humfrey, P.M., "Locating love and bastardy in the interstice between domestic service and domestic space in early modern London households", a paper presented at the Centre for Studies of Home conference, 'Home-Work: Connections, Transitions and the Wider World', a collaboration between Queen Mary University and the Geffrye Museum of the Home, London, UK, 24 June 2014
  • Humfrey, P.M., "'Sustained by a folklore of hope': Small farmer migrants and the shaping of frontier rhetoric", a paper presented at Royal Historical Society, NACBS conference, Crosstown Traffic: Anglo American Cultural Exchange Since 1865 (July 2004)
  • Humfrey, P.M., "The emergence of domestic labour for London women", a paper presented at the Economic History Association 57th Annual Meeting, Rutgers University, September 1997.
  • Humfrey, P.M., "The importance of mobility and invisibility to female servants' agency in early modern London", a paper presented at inter-disciplinary conference on "Anonymity", Harvard University, March 1997.
  • Humfrey, P.M., "Female servants in the metropolis of Queen Anne's London", a paper presented to Bennington College Women's Issues Study Group, Spring Lecture Series, April 1991.
  • Humfrey, P.M., "Women in seventeenth-century England: a review of the literature", a paper presented to University of Toronto Women's Studies History Group, October 1988.

DISTINCTIONS

  • 2003 - 2004: Formby Research Fellow, Texas Tech University
  • 2003 - 2004: 'By Faculty, For Faculty' Workshop Grant Recipient, Institute for Online Education, Southern New Hampshire University
  • 1986 - 1987: University of Toronto Open Fellowship
  • 1984: Rhodes Scholarship finalist, Province of Ontario

EDUCATION

  • 2000: Ph.D. History, University of Toronto
  • 1988: M.A. History, University of Toronto
  • 1986: B.A. (History and Literature), Bennington College
  • 1984: Summer student, University of New Hampshire program, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University

THESES

  • Humfrey, P.M. (2000) "Domestic service for women in London, 1660-1745", unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Toronto. (Abstract)
  • Humfrey, P.M. (1988) "Women and violence in London, 1720-25", unpublished Master's major paper, University of Toronto.
  • Humfrey, P.M. (1986) "Strange Bedfellowes: Moll Flanders, Roxana, and the problem of morality in Augustan London", unpublished undergraduate thesis, Bennington College.

LANGUAGE COMPETENCIES

  • Écrit et conversation française
  • Un poco de español

PERSONAL INTERESTS

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