Dr. Meghan Forsyth, SSHRC Posdoctoral Fellow at MMaP, has been awarded a SSHRC Connection Grant for her project "Dansez! Acadian Dance Traditions on Prince Edward Island, Past and Present." The Connection Grant supports a three-part, bilingual exhibition project on Acadian vernacular dance and music on Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.).
Dr. Forsyth 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 will present this research in an engaging, accessible format to a broad audience.