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Bram Hoonhout

Coordinator Honours College

Dr. B.M. Hoonhout
+31 71 527 3526

Bram Hoonhout studied colonial and economic history in Leiden, before moving to the European University Institute in Florence for his PhD. His dissertation looked at two eighteenth-century colonies in Dutch Guiana, to see how these remote places were able to survive and expand, despite their scant supplies, ramshackle infrastructure, and cruel slavery regime.

After his PhD, Bram worked as assistant professor of economic history at Leiden University and in Nijmegen as education programme director of the N.W. Posthumus Institute (the inter-university research school for social and economic history in the Netherlands and Flanders). In Nijmegen, he coordinated the MA and PhD training trajectory and in Leiden he taught courses on financial crises, the Industrial Revolution, statistics, slavery and smuggling networks. He also engaged in educational innovation projects, producing knowledge clips and making lectures more interactive. In 2019 he started as coordinator of the Honours College.

Coordinator Honours College

  • Honours Academy
  • HA Honours College

Work address

Old Observatory
Sterrenwachtlaan 11
2311 GW Leiden
Room number A.108



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