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 for Keeping History Above Water: St. Augustine is now open!
Early registration is open through March 1, 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.
95 Cordova Street
Reference “Keeping History Above Water” block rate
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
The call for posters remains open! Practitioners, scholars, and students in the fields of historic preservation, business, culture, tourism, economics, urban planning, environment, sustainability, design, engineering and public policy are encouraged to submit proposals that focus on applied research, practical solutions, and community engagement. The conference planning committee is seeking poster presentations that address issues and impacts of flooding and sea level rise on historic coastal communities and cities.