International Institute of Social History (IISH)

Postal address
United Kingdom


Pepijn Brandon (1980) is Assistant Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Senior Researcher at the International Institute of Social History. He obtained his PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 2013 (with distinction). Published by Brill under the title War, Capital, and the Dutch State (1588-1795), his thesis was chosen as 'Dissertation of the Year' by the Amsterdam Center for Culture and History (2013) and won the D.J.Veegens Award (2014). Brandon worked at the University of Pittsburgh (NWO Rubicon-fellow) and as a postdoctoral fellow at the VU and IISH. In 2016, he received a Veni-grant for his project 'Laboratories of Capitalism: Naval Shipyards in the Atlantic World as Centers of Innovation in Production, Administration and Labor Control (1720-1870)'.  

Research output

  1. Het economisch belang van de slavernij voor de Republiek

    Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalArticleProfessional

  2. Slavernij was van groot belang voor de Nederlandse economie

    Research output: Other contributionPopularizing

  3. Rezension zu: Robins, Jonathan E., Cotton and Race across the Atlantic. Britain, Africa, and America, 1900-1920

    Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalBook/Film/Article reviewScientific

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  1. Harvard University

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting researcher

  2. Negotiating Nature: Ecology, Politics, and Nomadism in the Forests of Mediterranean Anatolia, 1870-1920

    Activity: Teaching/Examination/SupervisionPhD candidate reviewing/examination

  3. De economische impact van de slavernij

    Activity: Talk or presentationSocietal

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  1. Shortlisted: Dissertation Award

    Prize/recognition: National/international honourAcademic

  2. D.J. Veegensprijs

    Prize/recognition: National/international honourAcademic

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