Submissions for the 2017 Cundill History Prize are open.


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

Click here to submit

Margaret MacMillan

2017 Chair of Jury

2017 Square Carousel Margaret Mac Millan

The Cundill

2016 Finalists

2017 Square Carousel 2016 Winners

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017, the prestigious international Cundill History Prize recognizes and rewards the best history writing
in English.

Administered by McGill University in Montreal, the Cundill History Prize generously rewards the leading historians of our time, with US$75,000 going to the winner, and the two runners up each receiving a Recognition of Excellence Award, together with US$10,000. A distinguished jury is seeking the book that embodies historical scholarship, originality, literary quality and broad appeal. Previous winners include Thomas W. Laqueur, Susan Pedersen, Lisa Jardine, Anne Applebaum, and Diarmaid MacCulloch. 

“History — good, readable, evidence-based history — is part of the toolbox of democracy. We live in a challenging world and it is more important than ever to understand ourselves and others, where we came from and where we might be going, and only history can provide those insights.”

Margaret MacMillan
2017 Chair of Jury

Key Dates

Submissions open – April 10, 2017 
Submissions close – June 16, 2017 
Longlist announced – TBC
Shortlist announced – TBC 
Cundill History Prize Gala – November 16, 2017

The 2016 Jury

Find out more about our distinguished jury for the Cundill History Prize.

Click here to read more

The Gala

Don't miss your chance to attend the Cundill History Prize Gala in Montreal on November 16, 2017.

Subscribe to our Mailing List for more detail


Our on-line Tudor
Historian McGill professor Marc Raboy on CBC's Our Ottawa TV show last week talking about his book Marconi The Man…
PETER PARET WINS $100,000 HISTORY PRIZE HE is the 11th recipient of Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature A…
“History – good, readable, evidence-based history – is part of the toolbox of democracy." Find out more at

The Cundill History Prize

Past Winners

Click to see the archive