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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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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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