Photo of ancient ruins at St Augustines Abbey in Canterbury

About us

Photo of ancient ruins at St Augustines Abbey in Canterbury

About us

Established in 2014, The Centre for Kent History and Heritage (CKHH) is a centre of research excellence in regional historical and cultural studies with a track-record of successful external funding bids and publications.

Based in the School of Humanities and Educational Studies, it brings together scholars working on many aspects of the region’s rich heritage in the fields of history, archaeology and built heritage, theology and religious studies and explores both Kent’s literary history and its status as inspiration for new creative work.

Known for its prestigious annual Canterbury History Weekends, the Centre also offers student placements, outreach and enrichment activities for schools and provides financial support to a number of postgraduate research students through the Ian Coulson Memorial Fund. Its long-running blog has a wide following and is one of a number of online resources produced by the Centre. CKHH works with a wide range of regional organisations, museums and community groups and supports events such as the Medieval Canterbury Pageant.

Latest articles from our blog

Dover’s Maison Dieu – pilgrims and victuals

Friday July 19, 2024
The report this week is on Kieron Hoyle’s presentation at the Community Cinema as part of Dover Museum to a public audience that took place last night (Thursday). The report […]

Aphra Behn Conference at Canterbury

Friday July 12, 2024
Dr Astrid Stilma has kindly written this report on the conference: Aphra Behn fever swept Canterbury in the first week of July, with the Aphra Behn (Europe) Society’s international conference […]

Thomas Walsingham and Scadbury

Thursday July 11, 2024
Final reminder, the Brook Rural Museum Medieval Fayre is this Saturday between 10am and 3pm – as well as the stunning barn and its collection, there will be a wide […]

Canterbury Commemoration – a fire, Thomas More and Thomas Becket

Monday July 08, 2024
This is really the second half from last week, that is events from Friday and Saturday, thereby leaving the second week of July for Dr Janet Clayton’s presentation to the […]

Tenterden Museum and Canterbury Conference

Thursday July 04, 2024
I’m going to split the blog again this week because there is so much going on. Moreover, I’ll use this one to publicise public events linked to Centre people coming […]

Voices from the archive – medieval and Tudor manuscripts

Wednesday June 26, 2024
I thought I would provide a final reminder about events in the first week of July, before coming to the AMARC conference on Monday and Jason’s presentation to the Kent […]

CKHH: celebrating 10 years – past, present and future

Thursday June 20, 2024
As I mentioned in the first blog for this week, Kieron Hoyle will be giving the next Kent History Postgraduates group presentation next week, and then going into July she […]

Kent History Postgraduates at MEMS Fest

Tuesday June 18, 2024
For this week, because it marks two big 10th year anniversaries, it seems fairer to give each a separate blog. Therefore, here I’m featuring the contribution by members of the […]

Canterbury and Kent – from Story Gardens to the History of Emotions

Wednesday June 12, 2024
For this week among the various things Dr Claire Bartram and I have been doing is putting together the final preparations for the CKHH 10 Year Celebratory event next week. […]

From the Stone Age to the Tudors – exploring Kent’s past

Wednesday June 05, 2024
Before I come to the opening of the new gallery at Maidstone Museum with its official launch yesterday (Tuesday 5 June), I thought I would take the opportunity to mention […]