Janet Polasky

Phone: (603) 862-3027
Office: History, Horton Social Science Center Rm 420, Durham, NH 03824
Janet Polasky


  • Ph.D., Modern European History, Stanford University
  • M.A., Stanford University
  • B.A., History, Carleton College

Research Interests

  • Comparative history
  • Eighteenth-century Atlantic Revolution
  • European women's history
  • Urban history

Courses Taught

  • 444J: Honors/Global Citizenship
  • 566: Revolution in World pre-Marx
  • 797/897: Coll/Exiles,Explorers,Envoys
  • 799H: Honors Thesis Completion
  • HIST 444J: Honors/Global Citizenship
  • HIST 566: Revolution in World pre-Marx
  • HIST 665/865: Themes in Women's History
  • HIST 695: Independent Study
  • HIST 797: Colloquium/
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/History

Selected Publications

Polasky, J. L. (2016). Revolutionaries Between Nations, 1776–1789. Past & Present. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/history_facpub/188

Polasky, J. L. (2015). Revolutions Without Borders : The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/history_facpub/194

Polasky, J. L. (2015). Contemporary Urban Reform in London and Brussels. In Cities Beyond Borders: Comparative and Transnational Approaches to Urban History. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/history_facpub/199

De Block, G., & Polasky, J. L. (2011). Light railways and the rural–urban continuum: technology, space and society in late nineteenth-century Belgium. Journal of Historical Geography. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/history_facpub/189

Polasky, J. L. (2010). Reforming Urban Labor : Routes to the City, Roots in the Country. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/history_facpub/195

Polasky, J. L. (2006). Liberal Nationalism and Modern Regional Identity, Revolutionary Belgium 1786-1831. In Liberty and the Search for Identity. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/history_facpub/210

Polasky, J. L. (2005). The Brabant Revolution, a Revolution in Historiographical Perception. Revue belge d’histoire contemporaine. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/history_facpub/207

Polasky, J. L. (2001). Een typisch Belgisch Fenomeen: de Werkmanstreinen en hun sociaal-economisch impact. In Sporen in België : 175 jaar spoorwegen, 75 jaar NMBS. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/history_facpub/222

Polasky, J. L. (2001). Transplanting and Rooting Workers in London and Brussels: A Comparative Perspective. The Journal of Modern History. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/history_facpub/221

Polasky, J. L. (1995). Le Patron. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/history_facpub/197

Polasky, J. L. (1995). The Democratic Socialism of Emile Vandervelde, Between Reform and Revolution. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/history_facpub/196

Polasky, J. L. (1990). Women in Revolutionary Belgium: The Source of our Greatest Strength. In Women and Politics in the Age of Democratic Revolution. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/history_facpub/229

Polasky, J. L. (1989). Counter-revolution in Comparative Perspective. Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/history_facpub/231

Polasky, J. L. (1987). Revolution in Brussels 1787-1793. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/history_facpub/198

POLASKY, J. L. (1986). WOMEN IN REVOLUTIONARY BELGIUM - FROM STONE THROWERS TO HEARTH TENDERS. HISTORY WORKSHOP JOURNAL, (21), 87-104. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/


Polasky, J. L. (1981). Liberalism and Biculturalism. In Conflict and coexistence in Belgium : the dynamics of a culturally divided society. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/history_facpub/236

Polasky, J. L. (1980). Revolution, Industrialization, and the Brussels Commercial Bourgeoisie, 1780-1793. Revue belge d’histoire contemporaine. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/history_facpub/237