CCHEC takes part in UVA’s Coastal Conservatory Fall Symposium & Festival, October 12-14, 2021

The Coastal Futures Conservatory will host members of the Coasts, Climates, Humanities and the Environment Consortium (CCHEC) at the University of Virginia’s’s Coastal Research Center in Oyster, VA. The Conservatory is a UVA project to integrate arts and humanities into coastal change research, in partnership with the NSF-funded Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) station. It is also a member of the global HfE Observatories network. The CCHEC was founded with a grant from the Mellon Foundation, is currently comprised of five universities of the Southeast, and proceeds from place-based community alliances that share humanities archives and practices as the means to understand the deep time, and possible futures, of coastal life in the south-east.

This field gathering will proceed from immersion in the Conservatory’s model to an open conversation about shared projects, possible next stages of collaboration, and joint grant opportunities. Upon conclusion of the in-person gathering in Oyster, the Conservatory will host an online concert and symposium, open to the public, featuring compositions selected from our international ecoacoustic competition for works on coastal change.