Sunday, July 25, 2010


I'm a bit late on this one....I'm almost caught up to July. But in case you haven't seen this, here it is:

Dear All,

Relating to my note a few weeks ago I am pleased to announce that we
have now opened the online submission site for Project Woruldhord as
of today. To remind people this is a project hosted at Oxford
University to try to build up an online collection of material
related to Old English and the Anglo-Saxons by voluntary
contributions online. Anything submitted will then be made available
worldwide, free of charge, for others to reuse (for educational
purposes only). This follows on from a very successful project we ran
at Oxford where we collected together memorabilia from the First
World War.

In short we are trying to collect any material that would be of help
to people who wish to find out more about the period of history and
the language and literature. We are looking for images, audio/video
recordings, handouts, essays, articles, presentations, spreadsheets,
databases, and so on. In particular I was hoping Ansaxnetters will
contribute teaching material they are happy to share with others. In
part I'm trying to investigate whether academics and teachers are
willing to share such items, especially if they feel it will be of
benefit to the discipline (this project, I hope, will generate
renewed interest in the Anglo-Saxons). However, in general terms we'd
also be willing to collect such things as:

• a photograph of an Anglo-Saxon building (e.g. the church at Deerhurst)
• a photograph of an Anglo-Saxon 'site' or reconstructions (e.g. the
buildings at West Stow)
• a photograph of an Anglo-Saxon artefact (e.g. the Bewcastle Cross)
• a monograph or article that is now out of print that you hold the rights to
• a reading list used in teaching
• a set of slides used in a lecture
* a handout tackling some specific issue of the discipline
* translations of texts
• a workbook of grammar exercises
• an article on Anglo-Saxon England or Old English
• a video of a re-enactment from the Anglo-Saxon period
• an audio recording of some Old English
• and so on ...

The most important page to get started is:

This takes you through the simple to use submission process where you
can upload your object and provide some basic information about it.

However other pages you might be interested in are: - the main web site - the project blog - our 'help'
section including a 'how to get started guide' and an FAQ - a discussion
group for the project

If you have any questions please email the project at:

Thanks in advance for anything you send!

Dr Stuart Lee
Faculty of English, University of Oxford
Reader in E-learning and Digital Libraries
HEA National Teaching Fellow
c/o OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN
E-mail:; Tel: +44 1865 283403; Fax: +44 1865
273275; URLs:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ha, I am going to try out my thought, your post give me some good ideas, it's truly amazing, thanks.

- Norman