2015 Hasted Prize Awarded to Dr Elizabeth Blanning

New light has been shed on a little-known aspect of the 400-year Roman occupation of Kent by Dr Elizabeth Blanning of West Malling, whose research has won her a coveted £3,000 prize awarded by the Kent Archaeological Society (KAS). Elizabeth (58), pictured above, decided to make everyday life in the countryside during this era the […]

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New £250 prize for history students – Thirsk Prize

The Kent Archaeological Society (KAS) announces a new biennial prize named in honour of the late Dr Joan Thirsk, who was a distinguished historian and a long-standing member of the Society. The £250 Thirsk Prize will be awarded for a dissertation or a long essay, submitted as part of a successful Master’s degree, which is […]

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Step out into the Middle Ages in Canterbury – Fri 1st to Sun 3rd April 2016

A weekend of events celebrating the Middle Ages will be held in Canterbury on Fr 1st – Sun 3 April 2016. Twenty eminent scholars and historians will host a series of lectures on the most eventful era in Britain history, and lead guided walks to explore places associated with the city’s colourful medieval past. Said […]

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Kent Archaeological Society’s new General Secretary – Bob Cockcroft

Dr Robert Cockcroft has been appointed Hon. General Secretary of the Kent Archaeological Society, in succession to Peter Stutchbury.

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Results of more than 150 years’ research now on-line

The most comprehensive collection of articles and research papers on the archaeology and history of Kent ever published is now available free-on-line, following the digitization of ‘Archaeologia Cantiana,’ the annual journal of the Kent Archaeological Society.  

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Allen Grove Fund Local History Grants 2015

KENT HISTORY AWARDS TOP £35,000 Kent’s local, social and family history enthusiasts have until 31 March 2016 to apply for the next tranche of grants to be awarded by the Kent Archaeological Society from its Allen Grove Local History Fund. Amounts of up to £1,000 are offered annually to individuals, groups, organizations and students to […]

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Stricken Maidstone, Talk on the Typhoid Epidemic Sat 18 April

The last major typhoid epidemic of the 19th century was an outbreak at Maidstone in 1897. It started in mid-August and by the 9th of September there were 117 cases. By December the total number of cases was 1847, with, according to the official report, 132 deaths. Join Ian Coulson and see a unique collection […]

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New Directions in Kent History since Thirsk 28 March 2015

One of Kent’s most eminent local historians will be remembered at a conference in Canterbury in March. Joan Thirsk CBE (pictured above), who lived at Hadlow Castle, Tonbridge, became a historian after working in the Intelligence Service at Bletchley Park in WW2. She was a past president of both the Tonbridge Historical Society and the […]

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Digging into mysteries of life in prehistoric Kent -13th December 2014

Results of the latest research into exciting discoveries made on Kent’s major prehistoric sites will be discussed at a conference tol be held at Rutherford College, University of Kent at Canterbury on Saturday, December 13. For a full programme and booking form visit the Events pages at http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk or contact Ted Connell on 01474 872763, email […]

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