Congratulations to Dr. Meghan Forsyth, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at MMaP, who has been awarded a SSHRC Connection Grant in the amount of $22,721
Dr. Forsyth's project is entitled "Dansez! Acadian Dance Traditions on Prince Edward Island, Past and Present."
The Connection Grant will support a three-part, bilingual exhibition project on Acadian vernacular dance and music on P.E.I. This project will produce a web-based multimedia exhibition, a live museum installation at the Musée acadien de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard in Miscouche, P.E.I., and an accompanying public program of lectures, workshops and demonstrations. Drawing on ethnographic, archival and collaborative field research conducted between 2006 and 2013, the exhibitions will document traditional dance forms and oral histories of P.E.I. step and set dancing traditions and present this research in an engaging, accessible format to a broad audience.