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The 2018 Wolfson History Prize Debate

Rana Mitter with the six shortlisted historians: Robert Bickers, Lindsey Fitzharris, Tim Grady, Miranda Kaufmann, Peter Marshall and Jan Ruger recorded at the British Academy.

Rana Mitter and the six shortlisted historians in conversation at the British Academy. The Wolfson prize has been awarded annually for over 40 years. This year's authors are:

Robert Bickers for Out of China: How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination
Lindsey Fitzharris for The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
Tim Grady for A Deadly Legacy: German Jews and the Great War
Miranda Kaufmann for Black Tudors: The Untold Story
Peter Marshall for Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation
Jan Ruger for Heligoland: Britain, Germany and the Struggle for the North Sea

The overall winner will be announced on Monday 4 June. The shortlist was selected by a panel of four eminent historians and Fellows of the British Academy: expert in Islamic history, Professor Carole Hillenbrand, President of the British Academy Professor Sir David Cannadine (Chair), Professor Sir Richard Evans and Revd Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch.

Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

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45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest Robert Bickers
Interviewed Guest Lindsey Fitzharris
Interviewed Guest Tim Grady
Interviewed Guest Miranda Kaufmann
Interviewed Guest Peter Marshall
Interviewed Guest Jan Ruger
Producer Jacqueline Smith

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