School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr David Hope

Teacher

Background

Introduction

I joined Newcastle University in 2016 as a Teacher in History after completing my PhD at Northumbria University. I have taught widely on the history of Britain and the British Empire, Europe, and the Americas at Newcastle, Northumbria, and Teesside Universities. My research interests lie in the economic history of the long eighteenth century, especially in respect of commerce, colonialism, and consumption.

Education

PhD History, Northumbria University

MRes History, Northumbria University

BA (Hons) History, Northumbria University

Memberships

Economic History Society

Royal Historical Society

Research

Current Research

I am currently working on my first monograph that examines the mercantile organisation of the British fur trade between 1783 and 1821. I am also preparing a journal article that analyses the consumer behaviour of the Hudson's Bay Company's servants as they worked in the sub-arctic climes of North America.

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

I contribute to the following first-year modules as a seminar leader:

  • HIS1025: World Empires
  • HIS1044: Aspects of British History
  • HIS1046: History of the Americas