M.A. in Atlantic History & Politics

Applications for the next M.A. and M.A./J.D. cohorts will open in Fall 2021.

Kinder Institute Residential College

Admission & Scholarship applications for the 2022-23 Kinder Institute Residential College will open in Fall 2021.

B.A. in Constitutional Democracy

A new, interdisciplinary degree in Mizzou's College of Arts & Science

Inland Empires in Modern World History

July 22 and 23 Symposium at The Rothermere American Institute, Oxford

A Fire Bell in the Past: The Missouri Crisis at 200

Volume 1, "Western Slavery, National Impasse," out now on University of Missouri Press

Starting Points: A Journal of American Principles & Practices

Catch all the latest Starting Points essays, reviews, and interviews on the Kinder Institute news page

M.A. in Atlantic History & Politics

Kinder Institute Residential College

B.A. in Constitutional Democracy

Inland Empires in Modern World History

A Fire Bell in the Past: The Missouri Crisis at 200

Starting Points: A Journal of American Principles & Practices

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 Rich & Nancy Kinder Chair in Constitutional Democracy and Professor of History Jay Sexton.

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Outgoing MA cohort, incoming MA cohort, all together in Oxford!

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TF21: The Missouri Crisis at 200: A Book Talk with Dr. Jeffrey L. Pasley & Dr. John Craig Hammond

Together for '21: "The Missouri Crisis at 200" – A Book Talk with Dr. Jeffrey L. Pasley

TF21: "The Missouri Crisis at 200": A Book Talk with Dr. Jeffrey L. Pasley & Dr. John Craig HammondAugust 6, 2021, 2:00pmCenter for Missouri Studies, 605 Elm Street, Columbia, MO 65201In the years leading up to Missouri’s admission to the Union, the Missouri Territory stood at the center of fierce national debates on the future of enslaved Black people and the institution of slavery. This discourse has had a lasting influence on the United States and still affects the nation more than 200 years later.

University of Missouri professor of history and associate director of the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, Jeffrey L. Pasley, PhD, and Penn State University associate professor of history, John Craig Hammond, PhD, present on their recent publication, "A Fire Bell in the Past: The Missouri Crisis at 200 (Vol. 1) Western Slavery, National Impasse."

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Part of Together for '21 Fest from the Missouri Bicentennial Commission, this event is free and open to the public.

Organized by the State Historical Society of Missouri and the University of Missouri, Together for '21 Fest commemorates the Missouri Bicentennial with music, exhibitions, talks, film screenings, folk art demonstrations, performances, and more. Find a full schedule of events online at shsmo.org/together-for-21

Visitors to Together for '21 Fest, which is held on the University of Missouri campus, are encouraged to review MU’s Show Me Renewal plan for the latest COVID-19 guidelines. During Together for ’21 Fest, all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks in indoor spaces where social distancing is not possible. Learn more at renewal.missouri.edu

Events are first-come, first-served, and many will have limited seating available. Some events will also be livestreamed. Check missouri2021.org for livestreaming details or follow Missouri 2021 on Facebook for more.
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Our MA students are finally in Oxford, out of quarantine, and enjoying all things UK (including the sinks!)

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During week 5, our DC Scholars discussed race and music in US history and at Mizzou with Dr. Shonekan. The DC in Black tour took students throughout the city to places like the MLK Jr. memorial and the site of his “I Have a Dream” speech, the African American Civil War Memorial, and the Portrait Gallery.

During week 5, our DC Scholars discussed race and music in US history and at Mizzou with Dr. Shonekan. The DC in Black tour took students throughout the city to places like the MLK Jr. memorial and the site of his “I Have a Dream” speech, the African American Civil War Memorial, and the Portrait Gallery. ... See MoreSee Less