Mr David Foulk

David Foulk
DPhil Candidate in History (Part-Time)

Having emigrated from the U.K. to France, I decided to undertake both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Université Bordeaux Montaigne.

My work investigates economic and financial considerations related to the French Resistance during the Second World War. This stemmed from a curiosity to know more about French relations with the Allied powers. In order to ‘follow the money’, the use of sociological methodologies such as social network analysis as a way of highlighting the roles played by lesser-known characters, and digital humanities in general, are being exploited in this project.

During the Master’s, I undertook research into food exports from England to France during the 17th and 18th centuries, on behalf of the TERESMA programme at the Centre d’études des Mondes Moderne et Contemporain.

Currently, I am employed as a lecteur teaching judicial English to students in the law department at the Université de Bordeaux. Moreover, I am a member of the Economic History Society and the Royal Historical Society.

Research interests

My research interests include:

  • French History (Early-Modern, Modern)
  • History of the French Resistance
  • Economic History of the Second World War
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Digital Humanities
  • History of Tourism
Selected publications

‘The Impact of the 'Economy of History': The Example of Battlefield Tourism in France’, Mondes du Tourisme, Vol 12, 2016.

Financing the Fight: The Role of Free-French Financial Intermediaries through their Social Network, EUSN 2016 (2nd European Conference on Social Networks), Sciences Po, Paris, 15/06/2016.