Prijs: D.J. Veegens Prize 2014 for Pepijn Brandon
The Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (KHMW) has awarded the D.J. Veegens prize to IISH-Fellow Pepijn Brandon for his thesis Masters of war: state, capital, and military enterprise in the Dutch cycle of accumulation (1600-1795) (UvA, januari 2013).
The prize is awarded every other year in recognition of research in the field of economic, political and/ or social history. In her assessment the jury looks in particular at research that contributes to a deeper understanding of past developments that are relevant for the Netherlands at present times.
Pepijn Brandon is currently working as a post-doc researcher on the project Slaves, commodities and logistics for which the IISH, VU and Leiden University received a NWO grant last year.
On June 3rd 2014 the prize was awarded in Haarlem. The review committee about the thesis “
In this thesis Pepijn Brandon combines his broad outlook and profound questions, his clear approach of theory and long term historical structures, with beautiful and varied sources of research and a good eye for detail and nuance. “