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Hasted Prize  K.A.S. Publications Committee

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The £3,000 Hasted Prize was launched during the society’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2005. The prize – named in honour of celebrated 18th century local historian Edward Hasted – aims to encourage scholars to choose Kentish subjects for their research, and to promote publications that advance knowledge of the county’s past. It will be awarded every two years to the author of what is judged to be the best master’s or doctoral thesis on any aspect of the archaeology or history of the ancient county of Kent (including those areas once within the county but now part of London).
   A £3,000 prize is offered. £1,000 will go directly to the successful author; the other £2,000 will be held by the KAS and will be available to help cover the cost of publishing the thesis after any necessary revisions have been made. The KAS will help find a publisher for the winner and consider publishing an article based on the thesis in Archaeologia Cantiana.
   Applicants must have had their thesis successfully examined by an institute of higher education during the last two years before submission.
   The next Hasted Prize, for theses completed in the calendar years 2015-2016, must be submitted by 30 May 2017 to Professor David Killingray, 72 Bradbourne Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3QA (

Submissions and Prize for 2015

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Submissions and Prize for 2011

Submissions and Prize for 2009

Submissions and Prize for 2007


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