December 12, 2005
An "enthusiast" site worth visiting
Here's a website I'll be using next semester in my Western Civ class: Casebook: Jack the Ripper. This is an "enthusiast" site founded by a guy named Stephen Ryder who, by his own admission, began this project just because he was interested in the Jack the Ripper case and wanted to start collecting resources online. The site has mushroomed into a huge project with thousands of primary sources, a message board with something like 70,000 posts on it, etc., etc. For our purposes, it also has a "then and now" page that shows you the look of four prior versions of the site's homepage.
If you can get past the incredibly annoying flashing ad in the left hand margin, it is quite the resource. And it is an example of how a digital history project can take on a life of its own.
See you in a bit.
Posted by mills at December 12, 2005 06:17 PM
I really enjoyed this site, especially the suspect pages. Very interesting link regarding the Cornwell theory about Walter Sickert. Thanks for the posting. Also I went into Dreamweaver again to fix a couple of links on my project proposal and lost the link to my comparisons and reviews index page and the other connecting pages. I'll try to fix it myself tonight, but if it gets more messed up or if I can't fix it I'll go get help again at Mason on Friday. Dreamweaver is such fun! Thanks- Debbie.
Posted by: dschaef1 at December 14, 2005 08:42 PM