• Penelope J. Corfield: activities, history essays, lectures, career, reviews, commentary & more.

JANUARY STOP PRESS: PROUD TO ANNOUNCE PUBLICATION ON 25 JANUARY OF MY NEW BOOK, THE GEORGIANS: THE DEEDS & MISDEEDS OF EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN (YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2022). HOPING TO HAVE BIG LAUNCH PARTY AS SOON AS PANDEMIC EASES.

CURRENT

Check here for PJC current activities, under headings of President of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (texts in English + French); Lectures on Offer; London University’s Long Eighteenth-Century Seminar; Living in Battersea; Career at a Glance; and list of All PJC Publications.

BRITISH HISTORY

Check here for British history essays by PJC, under headings of Eighteenth-Century Overviews; Social & Cultural History; Town Life; Electoral History; Radical Poets from the 1790s; the History of the Professions; and Religion & Irreligion.

GLOBAL THEMES

Check here for PJC essays on global themes, under headings of Urban History through Time; Eighteenth-Century European History Overviews; Gender History (including women; men; sexuality; personhood); ‘Racial’ Classifications as Pseudo-Science; Climate Change; and the International Sphere.

TIME and HISTORY

Check here for PJC essays on Time & History, under headings of Time & the Shape of History; Rethinking Historical Periodisation; Dimensions of the Long Term; and Returning to Big History.

HISTORY-MAKING

Check here for PJC essays on History-Making, under headings of Why History Matters; History of History; reflections on Fellow Historians; Arts of Academic Assessment; and Pleasures of Intellectual Life.

PJC REVIEWS

Check here for PJC short reviews, under headings of Book Reviews; Theatre Reviews; Civic/Political Commentaries; and Personal Portraits of Corfield/Hill family members.