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What is the Ormulum called and what was the author's name? - 2nd Sept 2022

These apparently silly questions are a serious matter when it comes to finding information on the Ormulum.

ICOME 22 Presentation - 26th August 2022

“Ormulum: The Johannesson edition – principles, practice, products”

EETS edition forthcoming - 7th January 2022

The first major publication, the first volume of an edition with the Early English text Society, will be published in 2022.

Musings on Orrm’s repetitiveness - 16th August 2021

Orrm's oft-critiqued repetitiveness sounds much better when you're reading the Ormulum out loud.

Handstyle and detective work - 14th December 2020

Several people wrote in the Ormulum manuscript, for various reasons.

The structure of the preface - 30th November 2020

Our edition identifies and unites parts of the preface spread throughout the manuscript.

The /eo/ to /e/ sound change - 23rd November 2020

The Ormulum shows the point in time where Old English eo becomes Middle English e.

Manuscript Sources - 16th November 2020

Our edition of the Ormulum is derived from two manuscripts.

Orrm's alphabetic innovation - 9th November 2020

Orrm developed his own alphabet to write his own variety of English

Edition goals - 26th October 2020

We are currently planning five versions of the text.

Development of the diplomatic edition - 12th October 2020

The diplomatic edition of the Ormulum may be the first major publication of the project.

Resources on the way. 28th Sept. 2020

First sets of resources available. Fonts first.

Resources of the Ormulum Project - 21st Sept 2020

The resources available on the Ormulum project website will include downloadable versions of all the manuscript texts suitable for different kinds of studies.

Blog 1 - 14th Sept 2020

The Ormulum Project website opens