Meet our 2023 Chair: Philippa Levine

The acclaimed multi-disciplinary historian Philippa Levine will chair the jury for the 2023 Cundill History Prize.

Levine, whose wide-ranging research interests include the British Empire, gender, race, science, medicine, and society, is Walter Prescott Webb Chair in History and Ideas at the University of Texas at Austin.

“The Cundill History Prize shines a spotlight on works of the highest scholarly standards that are not only compelling reads, but also tell us something new about ourselves. In 2023, that has never been more important, and I am honoured to be chairing this year’s jury and diving into extraordinary works of scholarship that will also guide our understanding of the contemporary world. I look forward to working with my fellow jurors.” Philippa Levine


The Cundill Lecture with Marjoleine Kars is available on-demand via our prize partner History Extra between Monday, December 7 and Sunday, December 13.


The Cundill Forum was livestreamed via the Cundill History prize YouTube channel on Thursday, December 1, 2.30pm ET / 7.30pm GMT.


Tiya Miles wins the 2022 Cundill History Prize for All That She Carried.


WATCH the best from the Cundill History Prize Festival, including the winner announcement, the Cundill Lecture and the Cundill Forum in our special 2022 Highlights Film, streaming on Thursday, December 15.


For further highlight media coverage from 2022 -- from BBC World Service to the Guardian, from Times Radio to the Washington Post -- follow the prize on social media and make sure to sign up to our newsletter.

Discover the 2022 finalists

with juror videos, extracts and podcast interviews HERE.

Cuba: An American History

Ada Ferrer


All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake

Tiya Miles

Random House

Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union

Vladislav M. Zubok

Yale University Press

Ada Ferrer

Ada Ferrer By Teresita Fernandez

Tiya Miles

Tiya Miles Kimberly P  Mitchell Usa Today Network

Vladislav Zubok

Zubok Credit  Elena Vitenberg
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The Cundill History Prize Festival

November 30 - December 1 in Montreal and digitally throughout December.



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