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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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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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December 15th 2021

Children Are History-Makers Too

Children Are History-Makers Too

We do children a disservice if we reduce their role in history to that of the victim, argues 2021 Cundill History Prize finalist Rebecca Clifford.

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September 9th 2021

Changing Meanings

Changing Meanings

Helen McCarthy explores how our language around women's labour has changed throughout history—and continues to change today.

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August 9th 2021

Camilla Townsend on winning the Cundill History Prize

Camilla Townsend on winning the Cundill History Prize

Eight months on from winning the 2020 Cundill History Prize, Fifth Sun author Camilla Townsend describes her experience and shares what she has been reading and working on since.

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November 27th 2020

Seeing the present through history's eyes

Seeing the present through history's eyes

The three 2020 Cundill History Prize finalists shared their take on history's contemporary significance with prize coordinator Mackenzie Bleho, who here distils their answers

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November 3rd 2020

Rethinking the foundations of British history

Rethinking the foundations of British history

Christienna Fryar convenes the first MA in Black British History in the UK. Why have history departments in Britain been such inhospitable places for this study to flourish?

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October 16th 2020

Reading Towards History: The Books Behind The Authors

Reading Towards History: The Books Behind The Authors

The ten authors on the 2020 Cundill History Prize shortlist discuss books that have touched them, in an article compiled by prize coordinator Mackenzie Bleho.

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October 1st 2020

We do not get to choose our disasters one at a time

We do not get to choose our disasters one at a time

The 2018 Cundill History Prize finalist Sam White revisits a moment in time when a changing climate and the spread of infectious disease have collided before.

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