Professor Colin Kidd
MA, DPhil, FBA, FRHistS, FRSE, FSAScot
Fifty-Pound Fellow since 2005
Professor of Modern History, School of History, University of St Andrews
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- Professor of Intellectual History and the History of Political Thought, Queen's University, Belfast (from 2010 to 2012)
- Professor of Modern History, University of Glasgow (from 1994 to 2010)
- Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, All Souls College (from 1992 to 1994)
- Prize Fellow, All Souls College (from 1987 to 1992)
- Visiting Choate Fellow, Harvard University (from 1985 to 1986)
- Undergraduate, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (from 1982 to 1985)
- Ethnicity in the Atlantic world, 1600-2000
- Constitutional law and theory, British and American
- Scottish Church history and political thought, 1600-2000
- Early modern and modern British intellectual history
- Union and Unionisms: Political Thought in Scotland, 1500-2000 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999).
- The Forging of Races: Race and Scripture in the Protestant Atlantic World 1600-2000 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).
- British Identities before Nationalism: Ethnicity and Nationhood in the Atlantic World, 1600-1800 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999).
- Subverting Scotland’s Past: Scottish Whig Historians and the Creation of an Anglo-British Identity, 1689-c. 1830 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).
- Link to publications
Teaching and supervision
- Undergraduate teaching at Glasgow University: intellect and culture in nineteenth-century Scotland
- North Britons: patriotism and identity in eighteenth-century Scotland
- Scottish Enlightenment and Scottish society
- Politics, religion, and British state formation 1707-1843
- The American constitution: past and present
- Postgraduate teaching: issues, ideologies and institutions of Modern Scotland
- Culture and identity in the age of Ossian, Burns, and Scott
- Race, nationhood, and ethnicity
Other professional memberships and roles
- Carlyle Lectures in History of Political Thought, University of Oxford (2006)
- British Petroleum-Royal Society of Edinburgh Prize Lectureship in the Humanities (2002)
- Editor of the Scottish Historical Review (from 1999 to 2004)