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The humanities are critical to communities and their responses to the challenges of climate change, coastal erosion and other environmental issues. Scholars with the new Coasts, Climates, Humanities and the Environment Consortium (CCHEC), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, are tacking those issues one by one, identifying the needs, obstacles and lessons from communities. In this conversation, historian Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery, Director of the Center for the Study of the American South, joins fellow scholars in the consortium to highlight the work that needs to be done and that work involves the insights, research, and contributions of the humanities.

Watch the conversation here.


Coasts, Climates, Humanities and the Environment Consortium is funded by a pilot grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for two years. Its partners are the University of Georgia, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Florida and Louisiana State University.

Read more about CCHEC and the Mellon Foundation Grant
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