Gepubliceerd op 30-07-2019

Call for papers workshop What’s new in Dutch Fiscal History?

Call for Papers for a workshop to be held in Rotterdam, 25 June 2020.

Deadline CfP: 31 October 2019.


Dutch fiscal history has attracted some of the greatest minds in Dutch academia, and it continues to be served well. This workshop intends to bring together new research on Dutch fiscal history in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century to reflect on present and future directions of research.

The workshop precedes an international conference on the fiscal state in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era, 1770-1820. The aim is to highlight to a broad international audience the importance of Dutch fiscal history for understanding European fiscal history more broadly, as well as acknowledging the ground-breaking research that has emanated from the Netherlands.

The theme of ‘Dutch fiscal history’ is purposefully designed to be as broad as possible, though to ensure a close relationship to the subsequent international conference, the temporal delineation has been set to 1750-1850.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • The introduction, reform or repeal of a specific tax;
  • Fiscal reform from the perspective of a province or municipality;
  • Party political perspectives on fiscal reform;
  • Political crises resulting from fiscal deficits;
  • The consequences of fiscal deficit for defined policy areas, such as defence or the economy;
  • The Dutch fiscal-military state;
  • The ideas and agency of key historical actors, such as Alexander Gogel, Jean Henri Appelius, Johan Hora Siccama;
  • Resistance to taxation;
  • Foreign inspiration for or influence on Dutch fiscal reform.

To allow a broad appeal, the working language of the conference is English. Assistance in translation can be offered.

The proceedings of this workshop will be published.

Abstracts of circa 250 words are invited for papers of 20 minutes to be delivered at the conference in Rotterdam, 25 June 2020. Panel proposals are welcomed. Abstracts (and questions) to be sent to Dr Mark Edward Hay: WarAndTaxation@gmail.com by 31 October 2019.



Dr Mark Edward Hay

Lecturer in History                                            Economic History Society Power Research Fellow

Erasmus University Rotterdam                      University of London

Department of History                                              Institute of Historical Research


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