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The Cundill History Hub collects short, insightful pieces of writing by some of the world's most eminent historians, authors and thinkers.

We aim to explore the intersection of the best historical scholarship and wider society; the role of the historian in the present day; and what history writing, at its best, can do for all of us.

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September 13th 2023

Partnership Focus: Paragraphe

Partnership Focus: Paragraphe

In today's Partnership Focus, we talk to Andreas Kessaris, Events Coordinator at our partner Paragraphe Bookstore.

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September 6th 2023

Partnership Focus: HistoryExtra

Partnership Focus: HistoryExtra

In today's Partnership Focus, we talk to Ellie Cawthorne, podcast editor at our partner HistoryExtra.

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December 13th 2022

15th Anniversary Special: Alan Taylor

15th Anniversary Special: Alan Taylor

History, says Alan Taylor, enables us to "understand the array of variables and contingencies that shaped the emergence of dilemmas and possibilities that we find in our present".

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December 6th 2022

15th Anniversary Special: Mark Gilbert

15th Anniversary Special: Mark Gilbert

"History as a discipline shouldn’t, in my view, take refuge in academe," says Mark Gilbert.

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August 31st 2022

15th Anniversary Special: Peter Frankopan

15th Anniversary Special: Peter Frankopan

"There are lots of very exciting cutting edge books being written each year, but they struggle for oxygen in a world where the news-cycle is fiercely competitive," says Frankopan.

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August 31st 2022

15th Anniversary Special: Camilla Townsend

15th Anniversary Special: Camilla Townsend

"The Cundill History Prize successfully draws readers from all Anglophone nations into conversations with each other about history," says Camilla Townsend.

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August 31st 2022

15th Anniversary Special: Margaret MacMillan

15th Anniversary Special: Margaret MacMillan

"The Cundill History Prize has established itself and more; it is known as the best history prize currently being awarded," says Margaret MacMillan.

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April 14th 2022

Meet our 2022 Chair of the Jury

Meet our 2022 Chair of the Jury

As the jurors are getting ready for their summer of reading, we caught up with our 2022 Chair, the award-winning environmental historian J.R. McNeil, on the task ahead.

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December 20th 2021

Creating a new language

Creating a new language

Marie Favereau, Associate Professor of History at Paris Nanterre University, on how historians can work with graphic novels to deconstruct old stereotypes

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December 17th 2021

From the Reviewer’s Desk

From the Reviewer’s Desk

2021 Cundill History Prize winner Marjoleine Kars on what can happen when readers and historians encounter each other in the Books pages

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