Dear All, Woruldhord: http://projects.oucs.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/ It is with great pleasure that we would like to announce the launch of the Woruldhord collection, a set of free reusable resources to help with the teaching/study of Old English and the Anglo-Saxons. The project … Continue reading
Plans are building up to launch the Woruldhord collection to the ‘woruld’ on the 10th March 2011. We are just testing the site and putting the finishing touches to a few things. We hope to mark the launch with a … Continue reading
At present we are currently tidying up all the submissions (which number over 3,500) and checking information. Thanks to everyone who contributed and we hope to make an announcement soon about release date!
The project was thrilled to be in contact with Leo Aylen who brought to our attention his TV programme from 1966 entitled ‘1065 and all that’ which was broadcast on the TV, with voiceover by Leo McKern. A lost gem … Continue reading
Project Woruldhord has just been interviewed for Radio 4’s ‘Making History’ programme, due for broadcast on the 31st August.
The Times Higher have run a nice article on the project, outlining its aims and scope. Read the full thing at: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=412770&c=1
It’s great to see the Oxford students volunteering to help out with the project. After a tentative call out to the English Faculty undergraduates and graduates, we now have 30 volunteers who are willing to go to their local Anglo-Saxon … Continue reading
The launch of Project Woruldhord has attracted media attention: The Guardian – http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jul/06/oxford-university-anglo-saxon-archive Digital Medievalist – http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/news/2010/07/02/woruldhord-project/ History Today – http://historytodayeditor.blogspot.com/2010/07/woruldhord-project.html Gulf Times – http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=372849&version=1&template_id=38&parent_id=20 University of Oxford News – http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2010/100707.html
A key thing at the start of any community collection is to do a stakeholder analysis. Anna and I listed all the major stakeholders we wanted to contact, then considered the ‘message’ we wanted to get out to them, and … Continue reading