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==History==
 
==History==
Unquendor was founded in [[1981]], on the birthday of Frodo and Bilbo, [[22 September|September 22]]th, after the example of the British [[The Tolkien Society|Tolkien Society]]. It steadily grew up to its current member count of about 210 people<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/node/22</ref> from all over the Dutch-speaking world, though Flanders has its own Society, [[Elanor (Tolkien Society)|''Elanor'']], and South Africa, which had its now dormant [[Haradrim (Tolkien Society)|''Haradrim'']], is usually considered under the influence of the English Tolkien Society.
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Unquendor was founded in [[1981]], on the birthday of Frodo and Bilbo, [[22 September|September 22]]th, after the example of the British [[The Tolkien Society|Tolkien Society]]. It steadily grew up to its current member count of about 210 people<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/node/22 (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref> from all over the Dutch-speaking world, though Flanders has its own Society, [[Elanor (Tolkien Society)|''Elanor'']], and South Africa, which had its now dormant [[Haradrim (Tolkien Society)|''Haradrim'']], is usually considered under the influence of the English Tolkien Society.
  
 
==Members of Note==
 
==Members of Note==
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Active:
 
Active:
 
* Culinaire Herberg, Amersfoort
 
* Culinaire Herberg, Amersfoort
* Lay of Leithian, Tegelen, co-innkeepers: [[Jan Boom]], [[Marcel Coppers]], also published a Tolkien magazine<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/layofleithian</ref><ref>http://www.endore.it/Arretrati/5/Rubriche/biblioteca.pdf</ref><ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20031205215524/http://www.unquendor.nl/bijeenkomsten/lol/lol.html</ref>
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* Lay of Leithian, Tegelen, co-innkeepers: [[Jan Boom]], [[Marcel Coppers]], also published a Tolkien magazine<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/layofleithian (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref><ref>http://www.endore.it/Arretrati/5/Rubriche/biblioteca.pdf (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref><ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20031205215524/http://www.unquendor.nl/bijeenkomsten/lol/lol.html (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref>
* Mellonost, Nijmegen<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/mellonost</ref>
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* Mellonost, Nijmegen<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/mellonost (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref>
* Nieuwe Laantje aan de Sloot<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/nieuwelaantje</ref>
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* Nieuwe Laantje aan de Sloot<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/nieuwelaantje (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref>
* Reizende Herberg, various locations<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/reizende</ref>
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* Reizende Herberg, various locations<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/reizende (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref>
* Bij de Sarnvoorde, Assen<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/sarnvoorde</ref>
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* Bij de Sarnvoorde, Assen<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/sarnvoorde (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref>
* De Witte Zwaan, Monnickendam<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/wittezwaan</ref>
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* De Witte Zwaan, Monnickendam<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/wittezwaan (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref>
  
 
Dormant:
 
Dormant:
* Den Swarte Draeck, Leiden, innkeeper: [[René van Rossenberg]]<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/swartedraeck</ref>
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* Den Swarte Draeck, Leiden, innkeeper: [[René van Rossenberg]]<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/swartedraeck (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref>
* Zalen van Valinor<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/zalenvanvalinor</ref>
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* Zalen van Valinor<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/zalenvanvalinor (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref>
* De Zingende Hobbit, Amsterdam<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/zingendehobbit</ref>
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* De Zingende Hobbit, Amsterdam<ref>http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/zingendehobbit (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref>
  
Defunct<ref>http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/wiwimod/index.php?page=Activities1993Netherlands</ref><ref>http://web.archive.org/web/19991114042637/http://www.unquendor.nl/byeen.html</ref>:
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Defunct<ref>http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/wiwimod/index.php?page=Activities1993Netherlands (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref><ref>http://web.archive.org/web/19991114042637/http://www.unquendor.nl/byeen.html (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref>:
 
* Ar Caras, Nijmegen
 
* Ar Caras, Nijmegen
 
* Armenelos, Oegstgeest
 
* Armenelos, Oegstgeest
 
* Gondolin, Venray, innkeeper: [[Peter Schellen|Peter-Willem Schellen]]
 
* Gondolin, Venray, innkeeper: [[Peter Schellen|Peter-Willem Schellen]]
* De Schelm, Oosterbeek<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20031205214048/http://www.unquendor.nl/bijeenkomsten/herbergen/schelm.html</ref>
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* De Schelm, Oosterbeek<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20031205214048/http://www.unquendor.nl/bijeenkomsten/herbergen/schelm.html (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref>
 
* De Staart van de Draak, Oss
 
* De Staart van de Draak, Oss
 
* De Steigerende Pony, Leiden
 
* De Steigerende Pony, Leiden

Revision as of 20:22, 5 December 2011

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Tolkien Genootschap Unquendor (Tolkien Society Unquendor) is the Tolkien society in the Netherlands.

Contents

History

Unquendor was founded in 1981, on the birthday of Frodo and Bilbo, September 22th, after the example of the British Tolkien Society. It steadily grew up to its current member count of about 210 people[1] from all over the Dutch-speaking world, though Flanders has its own Society, Elanor, and South Africa, which had its now dormant Haradrim, is usually considered under the influence of the English Tolkien Society.

Members of Note

Gatherings

Unquendor organises a number of big events throughout the Netherlands, like:

  • The "Joelfeest" (Yule party, December)
  • Tolkien day (with annual general meeting, close to September 22th)
  • "Slotfeest" (Castle/End (of year) Feast (same word for these in Dutch), June),
  • "3-januari-diner" (Tolkien Birthday Diner, January 3rd)
  • "Tolkien Leesdag" (Tolkien Reading Day, close to March 25th).
    • [Has not been held in the most recent years.]

Unquendor also offers more regular meetings organised by its members throughout the Netherlands, called Herbergen ("Inns").

Inns

Unquendor's Inns are akin to the Tolkien Society's Smials. These monthly to half-yearly meetings, of which Unquendor currently has about ten, are usually frequented by about eight people who then talk about Tolkien or Unquendor related issues. Since inception Inns have come and gone in Unquendor.

Active:

  • Culinaire Herberg, Amersfoort
  • Lay of Leithian, Tegelen, co-innkeepers: Jan Boom, Marcel Coppers, also published a Tolkien magazine[2][3][4]
  • Mellonost, Nijmegen[5]
  • Nieuwe Laantje aan de Sloot[6]
  • Reizende Herberg, various locations[7]
  • Bij de Sarnvoorde, Assen[8]
  • De Witte Zwaan, Monnickendam[9]

Dormant:

Defunct[13][14]:

  • Ar Caras, Nijmegen
  • Armenelos, Oegstgeest
  • Gondolin, Venray, innkeeper: Peter-Willem Schellen
  • De Schelm, Oosterbeek[15]
  • De Staart van de Draak, Oss
  • De Steigerende Pony, Leiden
  • Fairy Tale Inn, Utrecht
  • Het Praathuis, Leiderdorp
  • Orobar / Oromar, Lelystad
  • Praathuis, Leiderdorp
  • Rivendell, Deventer
  • Silme, The Hague

Lustrum Gatherings

Every 5 years, the most recent being 2011, Unquendor organizes a weekend event to celebrate an additional 5 years of the society being in existence. These events are more international in nature and usually include lectures by known Tolkien scholars and artists: Cor Blok (2006), Tom Shippey (2011), Rayner Unwin (1997), Arne Zettersten (2006).

Publications

Unquendor also publishes the five-a-year magazine 'Lembas', in which the accounts of meetings and announcements for them are made known, but it includes Ardalogical and Tolkienistical essays as well, all of which are written by members of Unquendor. Unquendor also publishes an extra book each year, called the Lembas Extra, in which all kinds of Tolkienological and Ardalogical articles, all in English, are published.

Etymology

Unquendor is neo-Quenya for "Hollow Land", and is a translation of the often perceived etymology of Holland, "Hollow land". The correct etymology is of Holland, however, "Wooded land". "Hollow land" does apply to Holland in Lincolnshire, UK.

External links

References

  1. http://www.unquendor.nl/node/22 (accessed 05-12-2011)
  2. http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/layofleithian (accessed 05-12-2011)
  3. http://www.endore.it/Arretrati/5/Rubriche/biblioteca.pdf (accessed 05-12-2011)
  4. http://web.archive.org/web/20031205215524/http://www.unquendor.nl/bijeenkomsten/lol/lol.html (accessed 05-12-2011)
  5. http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/mellonost (accessed 05-12-2011)
  6. http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/nieuwelaantje (accessed 05-12-2011)
  7. http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/reizende (accessed 05-12-2011)
  8. http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/sarnvoorde (accessed 05-12-2011)
  9. http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/wittezwaan (accessed 05-12-2011)
  10. http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/swartedraeck (accessed 05-12-2011)
  11. http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/zalenvanvalinor (accessed 05-12-2011)
  12. http://www.unquendor.nl/herberg/zingendehobbit (accessed 05-12-2011)
  13. http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/wiwimod/index.php?page=Activities1993Netherlands (accessed 05-12-2011)
  14. http://web.archive.org/web/19991114042637/http://www.unquendor.nl/byeen.html (accessed 05-12-2011)
  15. http://web.archive.org/web/20031205214048/http://www.unquendor.nl/bijeenkomsten/herbergen/schelm.html (accessed 05-12-2011)