RRCHNM receives NEH grant for Appalachian Trail digital mapping project

George Mason University’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) has received $29,997 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a “Digital Projects for the Public” Discovery Grant to support the planning of an open, accessible, digital public humanities mapping project that will engage a broad audience interested in the history of the Appalachian Trail (AT). The Appalachian Trail is America’s oldest and most iconic long-distance hiking trail. This grant will help RRCHNM plan a larger project, titled "All the Appalachian Trails," that will bring together material from more than 30 archives up and down the route of the Trail. This larger project, if funded, will provide the public with an accessible platform for understanding the changing nature of the Appalachian Trail over its almost 100 years of history.