Professor Julian Hoppit, FBA
Astor Professor of British History
Office: 303, 23 Gordon Square
I have supervised doctoral research students working on a wide range of topics in British history, including the economic and social history of London in the eighteenth century, Hannah More (the 'conservative' late-eighteenth century philanthropist and author), and Charles Babbage, an early enthusiast for computers. I am a convenor of the 'Economic and social history of the pre-modern world' graduate seminar at the Institute of Historical Research and edited the Historical Journal from 2009 to 2012.
My research and writing concentrates on the period 1660-1800, especially the histories of economic change and parliamentary legislation. I like to take a long-run view of developments, often by employing simple counting and focusing upon the ways in which interest groups and patterns of information affected policy making.
Areas of Research Supervision: I can supervise a wide range of topics in British history between 1660 and 1830, especially in economic history, the history of the state and the history of economic thought.
Theses Currently Supervised:
-The Crime of Deception ar the Old Bailey, 1750-1834
-The impact of religion on the political mind of Sir Henry Vane
-Ideas of taxation in England, 1660-1702
Theses Previously Supervised:
-Grub Street Culture: the newspapers of Nathaniel Mist, 1716-1738
- Risk and failure in English business, 1700-1800 (1987)
I am currently working on a book to be called Britain's political economies, 1660-1800 which will explore the interrelationships between developments in the state, economic thinking and early industrialization in the first industrial nation.
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