School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr David Hope




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.

  • PhD History, Northumbria University
  • MRes History, Northumbria University
  • BA (Hons) History, Northumbria University
Professional Affiliations
  • Economic History Society, Member
  • Royal Historical Society, Member


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.

  • Strathmartine Trust Award (£2,000), April 2018
  • Canada-UK Foundation, Travel Award (£1,000), March 2018
  • Economic History Society, Thirsk-Feinstein Dissertation Prize (Shortlisted), January 2018
  • Royal Historical Society, Research Expenses Award (£400), February 2016
  • Economic History Society, Research Fund for Graduate Students (£365), March 2015
  • Economic History Society, Research Fund for Graduate Students (£320), May 2013


Undergraduate Teaching

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

  • HIS1025: World Empires
  • HIS1027: Introduction to European History (2016/17)
  • HIS1044: Aspects of British History
  • HIS1046: History of the Americas