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April 23rd 2021

Eric Foner, Henrietta Harrison, Sunil Khilnani, and Jennifer L. Morgan join Michael Ignatieff to judge 2021 Cundill History Prize

Eric Foner, Henrietta Harrison, Sunil Khilnani, and Jennifer L. Morgan join Michael Ignatieff to judge 2021 Cundill History Prize

From race relations to gender politics, from China to the US, from India to the Black Atlantic world -- the Cundill History Prize announces 2021 jury.

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February 23rd 2021

Michael Ignatieff will chair the 2021 Cundill History Prize

Michael Ignatieff will chair the 2021 Cundill History Prize

The historian, author, university professor and former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada Michael Ignatieff will chair the jury for the 2021 Cundill History Prize.

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December 3rd 2020

Restoring the voice of indigenous Mexicans: Camilla Townsend wins 2020 Cundill History Prize for “transforming” achievement

Restoring the voice of indigenous Mexicans: Camilla Townsend wins 2020 Cundill History Prize for “transforming” achievement

Camilla Townsend has been named winner of the 2020 Cundill History Prize for Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs.

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November 30th 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 20th 2020

“Magnificent” Cundill History Prize Finalists shift perspectives on colonialism, slavery, and conquest

“Magnificent” Cundill History Prize Finalists shift perspectives on colonialism, slavery, and conquest

Vincent Brown, William Dalrymple and Camilla Townsend are the 2020 finalists for the world’s leading history prize — the US$75,000 Cundill History Prize.

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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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September 22nd 2020

Jurors put spotlight on history that matters today on extended 2020 shortlist

Jurors put spotlight on history that matters today on extended 2020 shortlist

The books on the 2020 shortlist shine a light on imperialism, colonialism, oppression and conflict, often by giving voice to those seen as merely subject to it.

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September 3rd 2020

The 2020 Cundill History Prize Longlist

The jurors have chosen 16 exceptional titles to be longlisted for the 2020 Cundill History Prize.

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