About this Fellow
Barry Supple is Emeritus Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge. He was educated at Hackney Downs Grammar School, the London School of Economics, and the University of Cambridge. he held academic posts at the Harvard Business School (1955-60), McGill University (1960-62) and the Universities of Sussex (1962-78), Oxford (1978-81) and Cambridge (1981-93) He was elected to the Academy in 1987 and served as Foreign Secretary from 1995 to 1999. He was Director of the Leverhulme Trust (1993-2001), and Principal Consultant to the Lisbet Rausing Charitable Fund (2001-2007). He was Master of St Catharine's College Cambridge (1984-93). He was awarded a CBE in 1999. Research: early modern English commercial fluctuations, modern economic performance, economic policy, business history.
- Professor Emeritus of Economic History, University of Cambridge
- Lecturer, Reader, Professor of Economics and Social History, School for Global studies, University of Sussex, 1962 - 1978
- Reader in Recent Social and Economic History, University of Oxford, 1978 - 1981
- Professor of Economic History, University of Cambridge, 1981 - 1993
- Director, Leverhulme Trust, Unknown Unknown, 1993 - 2001
- Professor Emeritus of Economic History, University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge, 1981
British Academy Appointments
- Foreign Secretary, 1995 - 1999
- Member of Council, 1989 - 1992
The social & cultural history of the English eighteenth & nineteenth centuries, with a focus of categories such as 'law' & 'labour' in the making of seflhood & identity
The social, political & cultural history of Germany in the long 19th centure; Germans & the natural world; German transnational history since the 16th century.
The history of modern China from 1850, especially the history of warfare, globalisation, and revolution in China
Modern British history, especially cultural, intellectual and social; the histories of the humanities and social sciences in comparative perspective