On behalf of Dr Stuart Lee and the Oxford University Faculty of
English, I am pleased to announce the launch of the Woruldhord
Project, which opened on the 1st of July 2010 and is now
The Woruldhord Project is a joint initiative of the Oxford
University Computing Services and the Faculty of English. It aims
to combine the expertise of literary scholars, historians,
archaeologists, art historians and linguists together with
material from museums, historical sites and members of the
general public to create a comprehensive online archive of
written, visual and audio-visual material related to Old English
and the Anglo-Saxon period.
The Project is currently inviting contributions from anyone
researching or teaching on the Anglo-Saxon period at a university
level. We are particularly interested in images, audio/video
recordings, handouts, essays, articles, presentations,
spreadsheets, databases, course notes, lesson plans and materials
used in undergraduate teaching, but welcome submissions of any type.
Any material submitted will be made freely available worldwide
for educational purposes on the Project Woruldhord website
(http://projects.oucs.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/index.html), hosted by
the University of Oxford. However, all intellectual property
rights in the material will be retained by the contributor,
contributors will be named on the site, and all visitors will be
provided with a citation guide enabling them to properly
acknowledge the authors of the resources. Contributors can also,
if desired, attach links to their own or their University’s
website to their contributions, increasing their own web presence.
Timed to correspond with renewed public interest in the
Anglo-Saxons following the recent discovery of the Staffordshire
Hoard, this project presents an excellent opportunity to apply
computing technology to the study of Anglo-Saxon literature,
history and culture. It also aims to allow members of the public
across the world to access rare or difficult-to-obtain material
as well as the expertise of specialists in the field. We hope
that academics and teachers are willing to share this material,
especially if they feel it will be of benefit to the discipline.
The Woruldhord Project follows on from the Great War Archive
(http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa/), a very successful project
which collected manuscript material, letters and other materials
from the First World War from March-November 2008.
To submit material to the project, simply visit
This page will take you through the simple-to-use submission
process where you can upload your object and provide some basic
information about it.
Other pages that may be of interest include:
http://projects.oucs.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/ – The main website
http://blogs.oucs.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/ – The project blog
http://projects.oucs.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/faq/index.html – Our
‘help’ section including a ‘how to get started guide’ and an FAQ
http://groups.google.com/group/project-woruldhord – A discussion
group for the project
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email the
project at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance for any contributions you may send!
Research Officer, The Woruldhord Project
tel: 0787 923 4840