Institute of Historical Research 2024 Summer Internship: Victoria County History Digitisation 

Application deadline: 31st May 2024.  

The IHR offers several paid internships each year. The internships are intended to support new researchers in developing their skills with a view to broadening their experience and making new and lasting contacts within and beyond the historical research community. IHR interns work on specially tailored projects which are specifically intended to enhance their professional and intellectual development. At the same time, they benefit from engaging with a supportive and friendly community of like-minded scholars in the heart of Bloomsbury. 

This Victoria County History (VCH) digitisation internship will provide you with the fantastic opportunity to contribute to a major new digital humanities project based at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR). 

As the intern on this project you will be tasked with, and will receive credit for, a number of tasks. These will include the verification of VCH materials that are in preparation for publication on BHO before they are sent for transcription. You will also help us build anticipation for the future release of new VCH materials on BHO, including supporting our social media pages and helping to prepare materials ahead of its launch. 

Importantly, you will be supported to develop a research-focused blog post and/or mini article based on your internship project in accordance with your own specific interests. Themes could include (but are certainly not limited to):  
•       the challenges and opportunities of digital humanities projects 
•       the benefits of the digital humanities for place-based research 
•       how the nature and use of visual sources has changed within VCH volumes over the course of the twentieth century 
•       what you have learnt and enjoyed as an IHR intern 

This internship might be of particular benefit if you are interested in: 
•       developing your experience in the digital humanities sector  
•       a career in publishing and editing 
•       practical experience of place-based and local histories 

This internship is designed for an individual who is looking to improve their digital skills and learn more about the digitisation process. You will therefore need basic computer skills and should feel comfortable using Microsoft software and Adobe, but will also be provided with straightforward instructions to guide you throughout the digitisation process.   

This internship is conceived as a ‘summer’ project, but specific dates can be agreed between the intern and IHR team.  

To apply and find out more information visit:

If you have any questions about this internship, please contact Dr Ruth Slatter (

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