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
Paula Humfrey, Review of Michelle M. Dowd and Natasha Korda, Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama. Journal of British Studies, Vol. 51, No. 2 (April 2012), pp. 448-449.
Humfrey, Paula, The Experience of Domestic Service for Women in Early Modern England (Ashgate Publishing, March 2011)
Creator and editor, Online Enlightenment Project
Humfrey, Paula, The Bandit Guide to Teaching Online: Prospering as a Contract Knowledge Worker in a Time of Academic Revolution (Next Level Press, November 2010)
Paula Humfrey, "Digital 'deviants' and the spirit of '68", Times Higher Education magazine (THE) 18 November 2010
Paula Humfrey, "Household Servants in Early Modern England", Times Higher Education magazine (THE) 2 September 2010
Paula Humfrey, "The Canon: The Hanging Tree: Execution and the English People 1770-1868. By V.A.C. Gatrell", Times Higher Education magazine (THE) 12 August 2010
Pre-publication external reviewer for Oxford University Press
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 Great Depression
The European Holocaust
Introduction to Literature
Leadership, Ethics, and Decision Making
Freedom and Responsibility
Understandings of Morality
Life and Death
Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, Oregon
Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire
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.
Humfrey, P.M., "'Sustained by a folklore of hope': Small farmer migrants and the shaping of frontier rhetoric". paper to be 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", 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", 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", 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", paper presented to University of Toronto Women's Studies History Group, October 1988.
2003 - 04: Formby Research Fellow, Texas Tech University
2003 - 04: 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
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
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.
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