Two Women Authors Nominated for the Cundill Prize in History

McGill University in Montreal has announced the six books that will be competing for The Cundill Prize in History. The prize which will be awarded in London in November offers the winning author a $75,000 grand prize. Two of the six books that will be considered for the Cundill Prize were written by women.

Maya Jasanoff, a professor of history at Harvard University, was nominated for her book Liberty’s Exile: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World. In this work, Professor Jasanoff presents the stories of British loyalists who left the new nation of the United States for Canada, the Bahamas, or other places in the British empire.

Ulinka Rublack, a cultural historian on the faculty of Cambridge University and founding member of the Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies, was nominated for her book, Dressing Up: Cultural Identity in Renaissance Europe.


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