Revealing local history: a follow up

Revealing local history: a follow up

On 21 November, we held two simultaneous Wikipedia edit-a-thons in London and Leicester as part of the Being Human Festival. We did a lot of promotion of these events beforehand so we thought we should tell you how they went.  An edit-a-thon is an event where editors...

Revealing local history

There is still time to sign up for one of our Being Human edit-a-thons in London and Leicester on 21 November. As part of the Being Human Festival, British History Online (BHO), Senate House Library (SHL) and Victoria County History (VCH) will be leading...
Interning at the Victoria County History

Interning at the Victoria County History

My name is Clara Carson and I am an undergraduate student, studying history at Richmond the American International University in London. I have been fortunate enough to be interning at the Victoria County History (VCH) as part of my degree for the past six weeks, but...
New Red Book Published!

New Red Book Published!

We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest volume from the Somerset VCH series. Queen Camel and the Cadburys is the 11th volume of the Victoria County History of Somerset and is edited by Mary Siraut. The volume is a comprehensive account of the ten...

Local History Summer School

This post has kindly been written for us by Professor Richard Hoyle, Director and General Editor of the Victoria County History. One thing which is pretty certain is that everyone who attends this year’s local history conference sponsored by the IHR and VCH lived...
Natural History and the VCH

Natural History and the VCH

Every so often we get an enquiry about a natural history entry in a VCH red book. Largely completed before the First World War, the general volumes in each county series include natural history and provide a fascinating snap shot of the local ecology a century ago....