A Critical Guide to Boston-Area Memorials

This past week I finished developing a site called Past Shapes, Present Stories: A Critical Guide to Boston-Area Memorials for a friend and colleague of mine at BC who has been teaching the American Literary History III survey this semester. As a final project assignment, Trevor had his students research local memorials and produce critical readings of them, which has resultedin this online collection of downloadable guides.

To design the site, I integrated a Flash mapping application called Map Bureau (www.mapbureau.com) with a a simple PHP/MySQL interface so that Trevor could help enter his students project descriptions. This marks my first real foray into online mapping, and now I’m anxious to begin exploring ways to geocode blog entries using some of the location-based Drupal modules currently under development.