Kinder Institute Residential College

Applications for the Kinder Institute Residential College open on December 1. Scholarship Application Deadline is March 1.

M.A. in Atlantic History & Politics

Applications are still open for one of the College of Arts & Science's newest graduate degrees.

Join the 2020-21 Society of Fellows

Applications for the next class of the Kinder Institute's Society of Fellows are officially open, with a deadline of March 20.

B.A. in Constitutional Democracy

Coming Soon to the College of Arts & Science: A New, Interdisciplinary B.A. in Constitutional Democracy.

Spring 2020 Kinder Institute Events

Public programming begins on January 24 with a symposium on James Madison and wraps up on May 5 with award-winning historian Andrew Roberts' Kinder Institute Distinguished Lecture, "Churchill: Walking with Destiny." Download a full events calendar here.

Kinder Institute Residential College

M.A. in Atlantic History & Politics

Join the 2020-21 Society of Fellows

B.A. in Constitutional Democracy

Spring 2020 Kinder Institute Events

OUR PROGRAMS

Isaac Baker, Class of 2020 (Bachelor of Education Studies, BA History)

The route I followed with the Kinder Institute took me from the Society of Fellows, to Oxford, to D.C., and I find the friends I made to be one of the greatest aspects of my experience with these programs.

On the Kinder Institute Undergraduate Experience

From a summer in D.C. with the Kinder Scholars program to her Journal on Constitutional Democracy publication, Riley Messer (Political Science) talks "dreaming big" as a Kinder Institute undergrad.

Lawrence Goldman, St. Peter's College (Oxford) & Kinder Institute Senior Fellow

You come from the heartland, and it is truly the beating heart of America and its history. Within three hours of Columbia, there are places that are central to America's destiny...where, today, American history is remembered.

Kinder Institute Endowed Chair Jay Sexton on the Historian's Craft

What's the secret to being a good historian? Find out here, in this brief interview with Kinder Institute Endowed Chair in Constitutional Democracy and Professor of History Jay Sexton.

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Erin Marie Holmes explores how slavery transformed the built environment in South Carolina and Barbados in Constructing Colonial Identities: Architecture and Power in the British Atlantic World.
CALL FOR PAPERS

In its two-year existence, Starting Points has published nearly 100 short articles, conversations, and podcast interviews on American political thought, history, and culture featuring both early-career and established scholars from a wide range of disciplines.
Please join us in congratulating Kinder Institute Director Justin Dyer on his induction into Olathe High Schools 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame. You didnt think he just sat around reading (and writing) books, did you?
Missouri historians gather in St. Louis for MRSEAH with Katlyn Carter of Notre Dame to discuss a chapter from her book dealing with state secrecy during the American Revolution.
Kinder Institute students enjoy a warm gathering on a snowy night with Jamaican Prime Minister @AndrewHolnessPM
Constantine Vassilious talk on Montesquieus Moderation underway in 410 Jesse as part of our weekly Pursuit of Happiness Hour series, sponsored by Logboat Brewing Company.