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September 23rd 2021

Topics that “continue to define the present” make 2021 Cundill History Prize shortlist

Topics that “continue to define the present” make 2021 Cundill History Prize shortlist

The jurors for the 2021 Cundill History Prize are shining a light on race, class, empire, revolution and memory.

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September 9th 2021

Changing meanings

Changing meanings

Helen McCarthy explores how our language around women's labour has changed throughout history—and continues to change today.

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September 7th 2021

The 2021 Cundill History Prize Longlist

The 2021 jurors have named 14 remarkable titles to the longlist for this year's Cundill History Prize.

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August 9th 2021

Camilla Townsend on winning the Cundill History Prize

Camilla Townsend on winning the Cundill History Prize

Eight months on from winning the 2020 Cundill History Prize, Fifth Sun author Camilla Townsend describes her experience and shares what she has been reading and working on since.

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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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