• Offered by School of History
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject History
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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The ADB Internship offers a unique opportunity of work experience in the NCB/ADB. Students will work with academics and professionals to understand a complex work process devoted to producing a range of biographical outputs: that is commissioning biographical work, research editing and copy editing text, publishing print and Epress, digitization, programming, presentation and new media, Eresearch, collective and prosopographical projects.

It will enable interns, under academic and professional supervision, to bring a piece of work, not just to a publishable standard, but to publication online; ADB interns will research and write an ADB article which will then be edited and published as part of the ADB Online.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Understand the research environment of a national collaborative dictionary project

2. Acquire ADB advanced research, writing and editing skills

3. Competently produce an ADB entry

Indicative Assessment

Editing exercise, approx. 1000 words (15%)

ADB article or Obituaries Australia entry, approx. 2000 words (25%)

Thematic essay, max. 7000 words (60%)


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260 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 5 day intensive held in June/July and; b) the remaining balance of independent student research, reading and writing.

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
12 units

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12.00 0.25000
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9480 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 Online

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