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Pepijn Brandon is assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and senior researcher at the International Institute of Social History. His work focuses on three connected themes: the history of capitalism, war and economic development, and slavery.

Brandon obtained his MA in history in 2007 (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam, and his PhD in history (cum laude) in 2013 at the same institution. His dissertation, published in 2015 as War, Capital, and the Dutch State (1588-1795) (Leiden: Brill 2015; paperback edition Chicago: Haymarket Books 2017) was awarded 'Best dissertation of the year 2013' by the University of Amsterdam's Institute for Culture and History and won the D.J. Veegens Award of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and HumanitiesFrom September 2014 until January 2016, Brandon has worked at the University of Pittsburgh on an NWO-Rubicon fellowship. In 2016, he obtained an NWO Veni-scholarship for his project Naval shipyards: Laboratories of capitalism.

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https://socialhistory.org/en/staff/pepijn-brandon
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Research Output 2007 2018

Business of War

Brandon, P., 't Hart, M. C. & Torres-Sánchez, R. Jan 2018 In : Business History. 60, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Introduction: Maximising revenues, minimising political costs - Challenges in the history of public finance of the early modern period

t'Hart, M., Brandon, P. & Sánchez, R. T. Apr 2018 In : Financial History Review. 25, Special Issue 1, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access

Oorlogskapitalisme in de Nederlandse "Gouden Eeuw"

Brandon, P. 2018 Geschiedenis aan de Zuidas: Essays van VU-historici. Van Lieburg, F. (ed.). Prometheus, p. 74-82

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter