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November 22nd 2019

A stage for the world's best history writing in Montreal

A stage for the world's best history writing in Montreal

From the Lecture to the Forum, from the Fringe to the Gala - for one week in November the Cundill History Prize provides a stage for the best history writing from around the world.

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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 15th 2019

Tracing Maoism around the globe, Julia Lovell wins 2019 Cundill History Prize

Tracing Maoism around the globe,  Julia Lovell wins 2019 Cundill History Prize

The China expert and translator of Chinese literature Julia Lovell has been named the winner of the 2019 Cundill History Prize for Maoism: A Global History.

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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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October 17th 2019

Cundill History Prize finalists reckon with Nazi legacies, the dreams and tragedies of American history, and the force of Maoism

Cundill History Prize finalists reckon with Nazi legacies, the dreams and tragedies of American history, and the force of Maoism

The UCL Professor of German History Mary Fulbrook, the Harvard Professor Jill Lepore, and Julia Lovell, Professor of Modern China at Birkbeck College, are the 2019 finalists.

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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 20th 2019

Jurors hail works that “seek to illuminate contemporary dilemmas” on 2019 Cundill History Prize shortlist, announced in New York

Jurors hail works that “seek to illuminate contemporary dilemmas” on 2019 Cundill History Prize shortlist, announced in New York

The twice Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor, Chair, was tonight joined by his jury of world-class historians to announce the 2019 Cundill History Prize shortlist.

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September 19th 2019

How the Cundill History Prize will unfold: New York, Toronto, Montreal

How the Cundill History Prize will unfold: New York, Toronto, Montreal

Our 2019 roadshow will take the Cundill History to New York, Toronto and Montreal.

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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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