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Coastal Thinking: A Conversation

Nags Head houses along the coast

The National Humanities Center will host a public conversation on Coastal Thinking by four leading scholars of environmental humanities and science on Thursday, September 26, at 4pm.  Hester Blum (Penn State), Margaret Cohen (Stanford), Ryan Emmanuel (NC State) and Killian Quigley (University of Sydney) will join Nicholas Allen (University of Georgia) in a discussion of coastlines and cultures in context of climate breakdown, with a focus on their experiences of the diversity of humanities and science approaches to engaging with the histories and futures of communities shaped by water.  The UNC College of Arts & Sciences is a co-sponsor of the event.

The conversation begins the public phase of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded Coasts, Climates and the Environmental Humanities Consortium (CCHEC), whose partners include UNC-Chapel Hill, UGA, University of Florida and Louisiana State University.


Photo: In Nags Head, the ocean threatens homes and hotels that sit along its edge. Photo by Alyssa LaFaro

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