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

JUNE STOP-PRESS: TACKLING OVERGROWN GARDEN; WRITING; CHECKING PROOFS; BUSY AND HAPPY – BUT SAD TO CANCEL TRIPS TO JOIN COLLEAGUES FOR OVERSEAS CONFERENCES. ALAS, NO PLANS ARE DEFINITE, THESE DAYS, UNTIL THEY ARE ACTUALLY HAPPENING.

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; and Climate Change.

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; the History of History; reflections on Fellow Historians; and the Arts of Academic Assessment.

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.