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Colin Kidd

Visiting Scholar 2018-2019

Residency Dates: February 1 - June 30, 2019


Colin Kidd

Colin Kidd is Wardlaw Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews and a fellow of All Souls College at the University of Oxford. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2002, and a Fellow of the British Academy in 2010.

During his stay at CES, Kidd will research the English Enlightenment by analyzing cultural debates during the 18th century and reviewing England’s contributions to textual, philological and classical scholarship. Kidd will also compare England’s Enlightenment to that of France and Scotland.

This information is accurate for the time period that the affiliate is affiliated with CES.


  • Wardlaw Professor of Modern History, University of St Andrews
  • Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University


  • Colin Kidd. “Union and Unionisms: Political Thought in Scotland, 1500-2000,” Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008, pp. 322.
  • Colin Kidd, “The Forging of Races: Race and Scripture in the Protestant Atlantic World, 1600-2000,” Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp.318.

Research Project

Peculiarities of the English Enlightenment