The Cundill History Prize recognizes and rewards the best history writing in English.

A prize of US$75,000 is awarded annually to the book that embodies historical scholarship, originality, literary quality and broad appeal. The two runners-up each receive US$10,000.

The Cundill History Prize is administered by McGill University in Montreal and awarded by a jury of five distinguished judges. It honours the abiding passion for history of its founder, F. Peter Cundill, by encouraging informed public debate through the wider dissemination of history writing to new audiences around the world.

The winner will be announced at the Cundill History Prize Awards Ceremony in Montreal on November 16, 2017.

Submissions for the Cundill History Prize 2017 will be accepted from April 10 to June 16, 2017.