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Kent
Archaeological
Society

Founded in 1857, the Kent Archaeological Society has following objectives:

To promote the study and publication of archaeology and history in all their branches, especially within the ancient County of Kent.

The Society’s interests are not confined to fieldwork. Its objectives cover archaeology and local history in the widest sense. They include historic buildings, genealogy, industrial archaeology and local history.

 

Announcements

Don't forget to regularly check our Upcoming Events section and fill your diary with these interesting and diverse offerings throughout the county, events are constantly being updated and if you have an event you would like to have added, contact the web team.

Allen Grove Fund Deadline

APPLY NOW FOR GRANT FOR YOUR LOCAL HISTORY PROJECT

March 31 2020 is the latest date by which applications for grants from the Kent Archaeological Society’s Allen Grove Local History Fund can be accepted.

 

Allen Grove

 

The grants are awarded annually to encourage interest in Kent’s local history. Sums of up to £500 (or more for ‘exceptional projects’) are available to help cover the cost of research, publications, exhibitions and other projects.

 

Allen Grove (pictured right) was one of the county’s most eminent historians of his generation. He was Curator of Maidstone Museum from 1948 to 1975, Hon. Curator of the KAS for 26 years (and its President in 1987/88) and Chairman of the Kent History Federation for eight years.

 

When he died in 1990 he left £26,000 from the proceeds of the sale of his house to the KAS, with instructions that the society should invest the legacy and distribute the interest in ways that would promote the enjoyment of Kent's local history.

The first grants were made in 1994. Since then more than £30,000has been awarded, mainly to support the publication of books and booklets but also for oral history projects, establishing archives and research centres, and presenting displays in heritage centres and museums.

Regional Furniture Society - Research in Progress Event

This year’s Research in Progress event continues the RFS successful series of themed events with furniture and history of art speakers reporting on their latest research and discoveries.

Following the themed 2018 and 2019 Research in Progress events, on Sixteenth Century Furniture and The Regional Chair, the 2020 event will also be themed. The papers will report on the latest research and will draw on both furniture history and history of art approaches.

 

The speakers will be:

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News

Kent Archaeology Society
KAS Elections 2020

The KAS Election process is open until the 15th March 2020

Kent Archaeology Society
Fieldwork Bulletin Issue 1

Kent Archaeology Society
KAS Education Committee Activity 2019

Kent Archaeology Society
KAS Newsletter

The next issue of the KAS Newsletter will be published in December 2019. The copy deadline for articles is 1 November 2019. Please continue to forward articles or notices to newsletter@kentarchaeology.org.uk

 

All the best

Richard (Editor)

Kent Archaeology Society
Monumental Brass Society, Walthamstow Event

Monumental Brass Society presents in association with the Rector and Churchwardens of St. Mary the Virgin, Church, Walthamstow and the Walthamstow Historical Society

Upcoming Events

Date Title
Saturday 29 Feb 20 The Frank Jenkins Memorial Lecture
Monday 02 Mar 20 Britain 1870 - 1914
Monday 09 Mar 20 Britain 1870 - 1914
Saturday 14 Mar 20 Industrial Archaeological Day School - Ashford
Monday 16 Mar 20 Britain 1870 - 1914
Thursday 19 Mar 20 Religion and ritual on the River Thames
Saturday 21 Mar 20 KAS with CKHH Local History Forum
Tuesday 31 Mar 20 Allen Grove Fund Deadline
Friday 03 Apr 20 Medieval Canterbury Weekend, 3 – 5 April 2020
Saturday 18 Apr 20 Smarden Local History Society 'Talk and Walk'