"Mapping Emotions in Victorian London"

A recent project initiated by the Stanford Literary Lab endeavors to map the "emotional geography" of London by asking anonymous participants to categorize the feelings associated with places named in over 4,000 literary passages.  Participants could choose from such categories as "Dreadful London," "London in the Light," or "A Day in the Life of Old London," among others.  The project uses a platform called Historypin, a global archive where users can post and share photographs and other historical data.

Read more in The New York Times

Article Citation

Ralph Blumenthal, "Stanford Literary Lab Maps 'Emotions in Victorian London,'" New York Times, April 13, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/books/stanford-literary-lab-maps-emotions-in-victorian-london.html.