Professor Antony Hopkins FBA

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

Elected 1996

Fellow type
UK Emeritus Fellow
Year elected

Tony Hopkins is Emeritus Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History at Cambridge and Emeritus Walter Prescott Webb Chair in History at the University of Texas in Austin. He holds a PhD from the University of London and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Stirling and Birmingham. He has written extensively on African history, imperial history, and globalisation. His publications include: An Economic History of West Africa (1973; 2019), British Imperialism written with P. J. Cain (1993; 3rd ed. 2016), Globalization in World History (2001), Global History: Interactions between the Universal and the Local (2006), American Empire: A Global History (2018), Africa, Empire and World Disorder: Historical Essays (2020) and numerous scholarly articles.

Current post

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

Past appointments

University of Texas at Austin Walter Prescott Webb Chair in History

2002 - 2013

University of Cambridge Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History

1994 - 2002

The Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva Professor of International History

1988 - 1994

University of Birmingham Assistant Lecturer; Lecturer; Reader; Professor of Economic History,

1963 - 1988

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