Professor David Hopkin


I would like to hear from potential DPhil students regarding European social and cultural history, history of popular culture, history of the social sciences

I currently teach:


Peasant Societies, Economies and Polities in Western Europe c.1750-1950 (option in Economic and Social History).

I have also taught the core courses for the M.St and M.Phil in Modern British and European History


Foreign Texts: Tocqueville GHXI, GHXII, GHXIII, GHXIV
GH4 Disciplines
OS French Revolution and Empire FS Voltaire to Balzac
OS The Romance of the People FS Military and Society in Britain and France 
Historiography: Tacitus to Weber  


  • 'The Tinderbox: Military Culture and Literary Culture from Romanticism to Realism'

  • Working, Singing and Telling in the Nineteenth-Century Flemish Pillow-Lace Industry

  • Ballads and Broadsides in France: Accounting for an Absence

  • 'Ballads and Broadsides in France: Accounting for an Absence'

  • Regionalism and Folklore