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Professor Antony Hopkins FBA

About this Fellow

African history; European expansion overseas; History of the United States; Globalization; Development issues



Current post

  • Emeritus Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History, University of Cambridge; Emeritus Fellow, Pembroke College, Cambridge

Past Appointments

  • Walter Prescott Webb Chair in History, University of Texas at Austin, 2002 - 2013
  • Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History, University of Cambridge, 1994 - 2002
  • Professor of International History, The Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva, 1988 - 1994
  • Assistant Lecturer; Lecturer; Reader; Professor of Economic History, , University of Birmingham, 1963 - 1988


Globalization in World History

Edited by A.G. Hopkins, 2002 Pimlico

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