Keeping History Above Water: St. Augustine will explore the impacts of sea level rise on historic coastal and river communities and cultural resources through the lens of time. With the theme of Envision 2050, emphasis is placed on policies, programs, and projects that address the situation in the short-term (defined as 30 years).
Presenters will share research, strategies, and case studies of real-world applications that will physically, socially, and economically transform the world as we adapt the world to sea level rise over the next few decades. Presentation and workshop proposals are encouraged from professionals, policymakers, researchers, scholars, students, and others studying and addressing rising waters and its impact on historic places and cultural resources.
This fourth iteration of Keeping History Above Water is a partnership of Flagler College, University of Florida, and the City of St. Augustine in collaboration with the Newport Restoration Foundation.
Early registration is open through March 31, 2019. The $300.00 ($150.00 student) fee includes pre-conference tours, the opening plenary and reception, three days of sessions, and closing celebration.
The Casa Monica Hotel has made a block of rooms available at a discounted rate. Make sure to mention Keeping History Above Water when booking your room.
Sponsors and Partners
Sponsors and partners include the National Park Service, Union of Concerned Scientists, US/ICOMOS, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Florida Climate Institute, Florida National Guard, Florida Public Archaeology Network, Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Visitor and Convention Bureau.