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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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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: Scientific - peer-reviewSpecial issue

War and economy: Rediscovering the eighteenth-century military entrepreneur

Brandon, P., 't Hart, M. C. & Torres-Sánchez, R. Jan 2018 In : Business History. 60, 1, p. 4-22 1

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

Between company and state: The case of the Dutch East and West India Companies

Brandon, P. Mar 2017 The Corporation: A critical, multi-disciplinary handbook. Cambridge University Press, p. 215-225 11 p. 11

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

Capitalismo y esclavitud: Nuevas perspectivas a partir de debates norteamericanos

Brandon, P. Jul 2017 In : Rey Desnudo. 5, 10, p. 172-191 20 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access