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:
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.
@OEWordhord will tweet Old English watery words during the two weeks leading up to the event.
If you have a favourite Old English word related to water (or a watery word you’d like to know how to say in Old English), please tweet it to @OEWordhord using the hashtag #OEwater. These words will be part of our Wæter-hord event on 21 June. Also, there will be a screen for live-tweeting your #OEwater words on the day, so even if you aren’t in London, you can join us virtually at the event.