During the winter semester, Dr. Josh MacFadyen’s Digital Humanities class (ACLC 2090) researched and wrote original site histories, each describing different sites of significance in the history of transportation in Charlottetown. In researching the history of the Sherwood Cemetery Railway Station, Isabelle McNeill (ACLC/Music) discovered a ballad about the 1885 murder of the graveyard’s groundskeeper and set it to music with friends Janey-Lynn Perrier (Music), Josie Thibodeau (Music), and Olivia MacPhail (Music Education): https://youtu.be/H1Mu_ZsylTU. All music was arranged by the artists based on a song found in Edward Ive’s book Laurence Doyle: The Farmer Poet of Prince Edward Island, A Study in Local Songmaking (University of Maine Press, 1971). Stay tuned for the final Charlottetown Transportation Story Map being completed by the GeoREACH lab.
Dr. David Hickey is pleased to announce that his third book of poetry, Safe Vehicles for a Dying Planet, was published this summer by Baseline Press.