As a county, Kent has often been at the forefront of changes and developments in English history, and the CKHH showcases the research of historians and archaeologists in the School of Humanities at CCCU in such areas.
The Centre hosts public lectures, festivals, study days, workshops and other events, many of which focus on aspects of Kent history and archaeology. It also works to encourage partnerships with regional and local organisations, such as Kent Archaeology Society, Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library, and Canterbury Archaeological Trust.
The Centre was launched in January 2014 with a public exhibition at Folkestone Town Hall on ‘Aspects of Kent History’, which then moved in June to the Kent History and Library Centre at Maidstone. A series of talks, given by historians from CCCU, accompanied the exhibition on ‘Kent from the Conquest to Buffalo Bill’, ‘The Marriage Journey of Charles I and Henrietta Maria’, and ‘The Kent Tithe Wars of the 1930s’.
As a way of enhancing the relationship between CCCU and the community, lecturers associated with the CKHH are available to talk about their research to local groups. In addition, please do browse our Research Profiles and contact us if there is a member of our team you think might be able to contribute to a local project.
Lecturers associated with the CKHH are available to talk about their research to local groups. Please do browse our Research Profiles and contact us if there is a member of our team you think might be able to contribute to a local project.
The best way to keep up to date with what's happening in the Centre is by following our blog.
The Co-Directors of the Centre are Professor Jackie Eales and Professor Louise Wilkinson.
For more information please contact Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh, Research Fellow in the CKHH - firstname.lastname@example.org