The Ian Coulson Annual Bursary for local history/archaeology in Kent schools has been established by the Kent Archaeological Society in memory of Ian Coulson. Ian was Adviser for History in Kent schools for over 25 years and, at the time of his premature death in 2015, President of the Kent Archaeological Society. Teachers in Kent schools are invited to apply for the bursary to develop classroom resources based on Kent’s local history and/or archaeology, two of Ian’s great passions. It is open to teachers in both primary and secondary schools.
Following the success of the discussion between Kas Trustee Richard Taylor and President-elect Kerry Brown on the Pegwell Bay excavations, the KAS is organising a series of montly talks by Trustees and committee members.
A live discussion about the evidence and theories around Caesar’s landings at Pegwell Bay and elsewhere.
Part II of the Council for British Archaeology annual Festival of Archaeology is taking place all week from Saturday October 24th to Sunday November 1st. The theme is Climate and Environment.
Following on from Part I, the digital festival earlier in the year, the CBA have launched Part II. With a combination of outdoor and online events there should be somethiing for everyone and the CBA web page will allow you to view all the upcoming events, search for events near you, enter competitions and much, much more.
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.
The Society's Annual Report and Accounts for year ending 31/12/2019 is available on the below link. Read our core objectives and about our plans for the future.
Kent Archives and Local History have put together a virtual commemoration of the VE Day anniversary with 'Kent Voices from VE Day'
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.
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.
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED
Local History Societies Forum
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: