• Penelope J. Corfield's essays on global history themes.

Global Themes

These essays offer general overviews on themes that transcend national boundaries. Some are closely related to my long-standing research interests, as in urban and gender history. Others, like my shorter commentaries on ‘race’, have sprung from debates with colleagues and students on great issues of our times. In those cases, I post my thoughts not as an ‘expert’ but simply as a concerned citizen.

4.1 URBAN HISTORY THROUGH TIME
4.2 EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPEAN HISTORY OVERVIEWS
4.3 GENDER HISTORY
4.4 ‘RACIAL’ CLASSIFICATIONS AS PSEUDO-SCIENCE
4.5 RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE