Patreon has been urging me to “set a goal” so I’m trying it out. If I can reach $500 a month, I will be able to devote the time to planning, prepping, and hosting a Wordhord event. I’ve done them in the past in Finsbury Park (London), Somerset House (London), and University of Southampton (Southampton, UK). If you’d like to help out, visit my Patreon page: patreon.com/wordhord.
micel-dōend, adj: doing great things.
#OEFlashmob today at @unisouthampton @cmrcsouthampton bit.ly/oeflashmob
gēar, n.n: a year. It’s been 1 gēar since the start of @OEWordhord.
Only one month away!
What: An ‘Old English Flashmob’ including…
- Wordhord art installation led by @OEWordhord and other postgraduate students from the Centre of Late Antique and Medieval Studies, King’s College London
- Replica Anglo-Saxon artefacts for handling
- Screen / digital replicas of Staffordshire Hoard artefacts
- Research posters from staff and students at Southampton and other universities
- Replica Sutton Hoo helmet for ‘Saxon Selfies’
- Mead tasting
Why: To celebrate the launch of the new University of Southampton first-year module ‘Multimedia Old English: Song, Skin and Cyberspace’
When: Monday 17 November, 10am-5pm
Who: The cohort of c.160 students taking the new module, as well as others at the University of Southampton and beyond. If you’re around, stop by!
How: For the Wordhord art installation, we need to build a wordhord…starting today! Whether or not you are able to attend the event, please send us your favourite Old English words so we can use them on the day. You can do this one of two ways:
- Comment on this post below
- Tweet to @OEWordhord using #OEFlashmob
Fran’s wonderful write-up of Midsummer Water Day, as well as recordings of us reading different Old English watery words and poetry…
As part of the day-long programme of events – which included singing workshops, poetry readings, science experiments, and contributions from King’s’ Geography and English departments – the Anglo-Saxonist PhD students brought the @OEWordHord to life in the form of the Old Water Hoard.
(Before I go on, I must link you to PhD candidate Hana’s write up on the OEwordhord website which features plenty of photos from the day.)
The Old Water Hoard occupied a foyer, a hall way, a passing place amongst the other Midsummer activities.
[photo to come once my phone agrees to work – the Water Hoard in situ!]
Visitors could participate in and contribute to the Water Hoard in many ways. They were invited to explore Old English watery words – hitherto collected from…
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Pictures from today’s Old English Wæter-hord at Somerset House, a Midsummer Water Day event.