Cundill History Prize

Funding Agency:
McGill University

A prize of US$75,000 is awarded annually to the book that embodies historical scholarship, originality, literary quality and broad appeal. The two runners-up each receive US$10,000.

Administered by McGill University in Montreal and awarded by a distinguished jury, the Cundill History Prize honours the abiding passion for history of its founder, F. Peter Cundill, by encouraging informed public debate through the wider dissemination of history writing to new audiences around the world.

Any historical period or subject is eligible, and translations into English are warmly welcomed. Books are accepted regardless of the nationality or place of residence of their authors.

Submissions are open from Monday, January 22 until Friday, March 15, 2024 for books first published in English between June 1, 2023 and April 30, 2024

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Arts & Humanities

External Deadline

March 15, 2024