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Announcement

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.

CBA Festival of Archaeology - Digital Week

The Council for British Archaeology have announced an amazing 9 days of digital events based around the theme of climate and the environment. 

Their traditional festival events will now be held between October 24th and November 1st. More details to follow.

CBA FoA 2020

Video - New President-Elect Kerry Brown

Following his recent appointment as President-Elect Kerry Brown introduces himself to members. In this video, Kerry talks about what the Kent Archaeological Society means to him, what its strengths are and his vision for the future of the Society.

Click here to view Kerry's biography

 

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.

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:

Industrial Archaeological Day School - Ashford

ASHFORD ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY DAY SCHOOL
14 March 2020
The AAHS annual study day for 2020 will focus various aspects of geography and technology surrounding Kent’s industrial heritage:
14 March 2020 - 10.00am to 2.30pm Fee: £25
Willesborough Windmill, Ashford, TN24 0QG (parking access from Cornes Close, Lees Road)
Our day will include topics around the development of industry and applied industrial technology:
• The commercial Thames: Tower Bridge to Gallions Reach