Partner Institutions

The project is led by the members of the Research Institute for Irish and Celtic Studies at the University of Ulster.

It works in partnership with the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, and the School of Scottish Studies Archives, University of Edinburgh.

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The origins of both collections go as far back as the mid nineteenth century. We aim to make the data contained in the archives available to wider audiences and to bring it up to date.

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About the Project

The project will collect three hundred memorates in Modern Irish, Scottish Gaelic and English. We will focus on memorates from published sources and contained in the archives of the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin and the School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh, both in written form and in audio format.

The digitised sound recordings used for the project will be published on-line to accompany their transcriptions. Memorates will be captured in digital format and edited in XML in accordance with TEI guidelines for transcriptions of sound recordings and representation of written sources. The collection will be based on a taxonomy of folklore categories as well as various methodological principles.

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The project team consists of the principal investigator, co-principal investigator and two project consultants.

Project's Advisory Board

Regular oversight of the work of the project is undertaken by the advisory board that consists of:

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