Social Sciences Brown Bag : « Research and Community Partnerships Across North America: The Three Centuries of Francophone Migration Project »
Wedneday, March 4 │12h │ Academic Office Building, Room 201, Michigan Technological University
Major research initiatives and funding agencies are increasingly demanding the formation of large collaborative teams and partnerships. Formal partnerships between academic researchers and community partners can advance knowledge and understanding on critical issues of intellectual, social, economic and cultural significance. By fostering mutual co-operation and sharing of intellectual leadership, partnerships can innovate, build institutional capacity and mobilize research knowledge in accessible ways.
In this informal talk, we will introduce the Trois siècles de migration francophones en Amérique du Nord (3 Centuries of Francophone Migration in North America) project. This partnership project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada aims to highlight the central place of Francophone migrations in the genesis and evolution of North American populations over a period of three centuries. The team of community and university partners, researchers and collaborators are studying the collective and individual experience of Francophones, across spatial scales, as they settled the continent with approaches from the geospatial sciences, history, anthropology, geography, heritage, linguistics, folklore, and more. The project includes over 50 academic partners and over a dozen heritage and community partners, including several here in the Keweenaw.
Dr. Yves Frenette, Université de Saint-Boniface
Dr. Marc Saint-Hilaire, Université Laval
Dr. Don Lafreniere, MTU Social Sciences
Dr. Sarah Scarlett, MTU Social Sciences