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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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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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August 3rd 2020

History in the Covid era: A View from McGill

History in the Covid era: A View from McGill

Jason Opal, Chair of the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill, on the challenges of continuing the discipline of history through the pandemic.

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November 22nd 2019

Choosing the best

Choosing the best

Twice Pulitzer Prize winner Alan Taylor, our 2019 Chair of the Jury, on why serving on the Cundill History Prize jury has been one of the most rewarding experiences of his career.

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November 13th 2019

International — in a very Canadian way

International — in a very Canadian way

The Cundill History Prize is both Canadian and global — that is its great strength, writes leading historian Margaret MacMillan.

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September 20th 2019

Leading the charge in bringing the past to the public

Leading the charge in bringing the past to the public

HistoryExtra's David Musgrove on a very worthy 2019 Cundill History Prize shortlist, and why he is delighted to be partnering with the Cundill History Prize.

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September 13th 2019

An exhilarating, absorbing trek

An exhilarating, absorbing trek

Mark Gilbert, Professor of History & International Studies at John Hopkins SAIS, on his experience as Chair - and why the Cundill History Prize fully deserves the jury's hard work.

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September 6th 2019

“But this changes everything!”

“But this changes everything!”

Carol Berkin on how a Cundill History Prize finalist made her realise that she would have to revise every lecture she had ever written on the subject.

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