Just a quick set of links right now, because I am actually, gasp, working on Killingly — and therefore looking at things like this, the most perfect and lovely map of the Massachusetts train system in 1898 that you could imagine, and this account of the architectural changes in Pemberton Square in the late 1880s. And did you know that the Boston Police Department has digitized its annual reports back to 1885? I wonder if they were cooking the numbers even then.
- Writers Malinda Lo and Cindy Pon have started DIYA, a site promoting diversity in YA fiction with an accompanying book tour planned. Very exciting!
- A more detailed NY Times article about the first mystery novelist, as a follow-up to the shorter NPR version of the piece I posted a few days ago.
- Two interesting essays about the current state of digital humanities research and digital humanities as a field: “The Meandering through Textuality Challenge” by Stephen Ramsay, and “The (DH) Stars Come Out in LA,” by Matthew Kirschenbaum (one of the most sensible and least defensive reactions to William Pannapacker’s article about a putative DH star system I’ve seen yet).