Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words by Wolfson Emeritus Fellow Dr Jeremy Mynott has been shortlisted for this year's Wolfson History Prize. The prize is run and awarded by the Wolfson Foundation, an independent charity that awards grants in the fields of science, health, education, arts & humanities.
The judges said of the book: “Charming, quirky, and lavishly detailed, this beautifully illustrated book helps us to understand ancient cultures from the unfamiliar angle of the ornithologist.”
The winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2019 will be named at a ceremony at Claridge’s Hotel, London, on Tuesday 11 June. The winner will be awarded £40,000, with each shortlisted author receiving £4,000.
The Wolfson History Prize 2019 Shortlist will be showcased at a live recording of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking, hosted at the British Academy in London, on Tuesday 7 May. Chaired by Professor Rana Mitter FBA, the 2019 shortlisted authors will debate history writing and offer an insight into each of their books. Tickets can be purchased from The British Academy.