Representations of a Neighborhood in Victorian London

*Still in beta testing*

Interactive Map

Victorian Whitechapel is synonymous with Jack the Ripper and not much else. And yet this was a vibrant, complex, and multifaceted community. This pilot project looks at newspaper representations of Whitechapel before, during, and after the 1888 murders. The heart of the project is an interactive map that tracks stories about Whitechapel associated with a specific location, and charts whether they were positive, negative, or neutral. In this way, users can get a fuller picture the place of this fascinating neighborhood in popular culture.

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