The inaugural Keeping History Above Water Conference in April 2016 kicked off a cascade of related projects and programs, both close to home in Newport and around the world. Check out what’s keeping us busy!

We are…

keeping-74-bridge-street-above-water-coverPublishing a book on the threats of flooding to historic buildings, places, and landscapes. Rather than a strict account of conference proceedings, this publication will be structured as a foundational text that draws from and expands on the themes highlighted in April 2016. Two former members of the conference program committee, Shantia Anderheggen and Jeremy Wells, are co-editing this volume due out in late 2017.

Sharing our Keeping History Above Water exhibition all over Rhode Island. It was on view in the Peerless Building (also home to Union Studio) this summer and opened at Roger Williams University on November 2.

Distributing a booklet of the 74 Bridge Street Resiliency Case Study. A downloadable PDF is available here, and you can email Kelsey Mullen if you’d like a hard copy.

Partnering with US/ICOMOS to develop and maintain a virtual Knowledge Community on Climate Change and Heritage. Our first big project is is a countdown of 22 cultural heritage #climateactions leading up to COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco. Follow @USICOMOS or @US/ICOMOSClimate for the latest.

Working with the team in Annapolis, led by Lisa Craig, on planning for the second edition of Keeping History Above Water — mark your calendars for October 29-November 1, 2017!