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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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August 5th 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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May 26th 2020

Anne Applebaum, Lyse Doucet, Eliga Gould and Sujit Sivasundaram join Peter Frankopan as jurors for the 2020 Cundill History Prize

Anne Applebaum, Lyse Doucet, Eliga Gould and Sujit Sivasundaram join Peter Frankopan as jurors for the 2020 Cundill History Prize

The Cundill History Prize is steering through one of the most challenging moments in recent world history with an exceptional jury of prize-winning historians and journalists.

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February 25th 2020

Peter Frankopan to chair 2020 Cundill History Prize jury

Peter Frankopan to chair 2020 Cundill History Prize jury

The Professor of Global History at Oxford University Peter Frankopan, best-selling author of The Silk Roads, will chair the jury for the 2020 Cundill History Prize.

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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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