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LISTEN to this dedicated winner's episode of CBC IDEAS, with Marjoleine Kars in conversation with host Nahlah Ayed and reading from her Cundill-winning Blood on the River.

READ about the moment Marjoleine Kar was announced as the Cundhill History Prize 2021 winner in the Montreal Gazette newspaper.

LISTEN to Marjoleine Kars on the History Extra podcast with Elinor Evans, discussing a little-known 1763 rebellion by enslaved people in Berbice, in present-day Guyana.

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RE-WATCH the 2021 Winner Ceremony of the Cundill History Prize, hosted by CBC Ideas' Nahlah Ayed, with live interviews by History Hit's Dan Snow.

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RE-WATCH the Cundill Forum, with 2021 finalists Rebecca Clifford, Marie Favereau and Marjoleine Kars in a fascinating conversation on 'Why Do We Rewrite History?'.

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RE-WATCH Camilla Townsend's stand-out Cundill Lecture 'THINKING ABOUT THE AZTECS: On the Possibility of Changing our Minds', in partnership with History Extra.

READ Marjoleine Kar's article in the Globe & Mail newspaper, a long-overdue reckoning with a racist and colonial past in the Netherlands.

LISTEN to juror Henrietta Harrison in conversation with BBC Radio 3 presenter Rana Mitter about the winning Blood in the River.

READ an overview of the Cundhill History Prize 2021 in Publishing Perspectives.

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The 2021 Finalists


Rebecca Clifford

Survivors: Children's Lives after the Holocaust

Yale University Press


Marie Favereau

The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press


Marjoleine Kars

Blood on the River: a Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast

The New Press


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The 2021 Jury


Michael Ignatieff (Chair)

Rector and President, Central European University


Eric Foner

DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History, Columbia University


Henrietta Harrison

Professor of Modern Chinese Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford


Sunil Khilnani

Professor of History and Politics, Ashoka University


Jennifer L. Morgan

Professor of History in the department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University


Michael Ignatieff

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Eric Forner

Eric Foner

Henrietta Harrison

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Sunil Khilnani

Sunil Khilnani 1000

Jennifer L Morgan

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