Historical Highlights 117

Hello, everyone. Today I’ve got a few news items relating to history and archives, and some great articles on maps, Flannery O’Connor, cricket, and more. Enjoy your historical highlights!

This just in! Archaeologists have discovered three Roman shipwrecks off the coast of Egypt.

Yesterday was the 40th birthday of the UK National Archives.

“The British Library has launched its first ever fully bilingual web resource, providing free access to its spectacular collection of Hebrew manuscripts to researchers worldwide.”

African-American families can have their film and audio recordings digitized for free at the National Museum of African American History & Culture.

London’s Mail Rail has reopened as a tourist attraction.

I know little about cricket, but if you’re interested in its history, check out this blog post.

Or if you like Flannery O’Connor’s stories, you might want to learn about her college journal.

This 19th century recipe book has some scary medical advice.

Have you heard of horror vacui?

Genealogists, here are some tips for identifying an ancestor’s birth.

NaNoWriMo update: I hate to admit this, but trying to write 50K this month was causing me too much stress. When I finally decided to give myself a break, I felt enormous relief. Maybe another year?

What are you up to this weekend?

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