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KAS coronavirus statement

With immediate effect all meetings, events, conferences and forums are cancelled.  This means that the forthcoming Annual General Meeting in May is cancelled as well as all meetings of Council and the Committees.  The Library and our facilities in Marsham Street are now shut and there will be no 2020 season on the Lees Court Estate. Archaeologia Cantiana and Newsletters will be produced as and when practicable.

A Frankish buckle from Bifrons Anglo-Saxon Cemetery

The KAS recently received a research enquiry from Vienna, from a researcher studying Globasnitz Ostrogothic cemetery in Carinthia, Austria. She had come across an old published photograph of a buckle from Bifrons Anglo-Saxon cemetery, part of the KAS Collection, which seemed to be the only good counterpart to an example at Globasnitz. She was keen to get more information about the find and its context and a better photograph. Her particular interest is in the buckle itself, rather than its decorative fittings.

2019 Thirsk Prize

Submitted by Fred Birkbeck on 1 June 2020

The latest Thirsk Prize for a Kent related MA Dissertation was awarded to Andrew Ratcliff for his work on Eccles Roman Villa. the title is available in the KAS Library when access is permitted again.

2013 Hasted Prize

Submitted by Fred Birkbeck on 1 June 2020

Maureen Green was the winner of the 2013 Hasted Prize for a Kent related PhD  Her book, The Green Family of Papermakers and Hayle Mill,  was published by Legacy Press in 2018.

Maritime Kent

Submitted by Fred Birkbeck on 1 June 2020

The book on Maritime Kent arising from a KAS joint conference with Canterbury Christ Church University in 2018, will be published by Boydell and Brewer in 2021.

War, Trade and the State

Submitted by Fred Birkbeck on 1 June 2020

War, Trade and the State, the book arising from the conference supported by the Society in 2017, commemorating the Dutch raid in the Medway in 1667, was published by Boydell and Brewer in April 2020. Click here to order a copy from the publisher