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".
"History as a discipline shouldn’t, in my view, take refuge in academe," says Mark Gilbert.
"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.
"The Cundill History Prize successfully draws readers from all Anglophone nations into conversations with each other about history," says Camilla Townsend.
"The Cundill History Prize has established itself and more; it is known as the best history prize currently being awarded," says Margaret MacMillan.
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.
Marie Favereau, Associate Professor of History at Paris Nanterre University, on how historians can work with graphic novels to deconstruct old stereotypes
2021 Cundill History Prize winner Marjoleine Kars on what can happen when readers and historians encounter each other in the Books pages
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.
Helen McCarthy explores how our language around women's labour has changed throughout history—and continues to change today.