PAULA M. HUMFREY

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

RECENT SCHOLARLY 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)

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

  • Paula Humfrey, "Staging fictions of privacy in early-modern London households", a contribution to 'At Home': Exploring Eighteenth-Century Domestic Space, a RESCO study day at Oxford University, 13 June 2015.
  • 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 of London 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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