This website resulted from the work of thirteen students and three faculty members at Warren Wilson College who embarked on an experimental interdisciplinary program called the Appalachian Semester. The course instructors--David Ellum, Jeff Keith, and Catherine Reid--taught a set of four interrelated courses about Appalachian landscapes that all thirteen students took during the spring semester of 2014. This meant, among other things, that the students were able to participate in numerous field trips throughout the semester.
One class, entitled "Engaging Appalachia," made a sustained commitment to working at the South Asheville Cemetery. Aside from participating in clearing efforts on a bi-weekly basis, the students started a fencing project around the cemetery's perimeter, and they contributed to the creation of this website through research and organizational efforts. A few of the students, additionally, worked to geo-reference various points in the cemetery, contributing to this website's map features.
A large undertaking, the Appalachian Semester benefitted from the generosity of a number of people and organizations--most notably the South Asheville Cemetery Association. The course also received funding from the Warren Wilson College Office of Academic Affairs, the Warren Wilson College Service Program Office, and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation.
If you have any questions about this website (or if you'd like to suggest more content), please feel free to contact Jeff Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org