The Carmichael Watson Project: Pròiseact MhicGilleMhìcheil MhicBhatair, Online: University of Edinburgh, 2009–present.

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The Carmichael Watson Project: Pròiseact MhicGilleMhìcheil MhicBhatair
University of Edinburgh
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The Carmichael Watson collection (Coll-97), centred on the papers of the pioneering folklorist Alexander Carmichael (1832-1912), is the foremost collection of its kind in the country, a treasure-chest of stories, songs, customs, and beliefs from the Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland. It offers us fundamental insights into the creation of Carmichael's greatest work Carmina Gadelica, an anthology of Hebridean charms, hymns, and songs, and a key text in the 'Celtic Twilight' movement.

The value of the collection goes far beyond literary studies. It offers exciting potential for interdisciplinary cooperation between local and scholarly communities, for collaborative research in history, theology, literary criticism, philology, place-names, archaeology, botany and environmental studies.

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Scotland 19th century folklore, mythology and popular culture
History, society and culture
Alexander CarmichaelCarmichael (Alexander)
Scottish folklorist and a collector of oral material from the Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland. These activities led to the compilation of the anthology Carmina Gadelica, the first two volumes of which were published in 1900, while subsequent volumes appeared posthumously. Carmichael’s strategies in editing and reshaping the original material have been severely criticised, although the work remains an important testimony to both Gaelic culture and the Celtic Revival movements which it helped inspire.
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Elizabeth CarmichaelCarmichael (Elizabeth)
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J. Carmichael WatsonWatson (J. Carmichael)
(d. 1942)
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William J. WatsonWatson (William J.)
(d. 1948)
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Dennis Groenewegen
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