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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 (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 defunct [[Haradrim (Tolkien Society)|''Haradrim'']], was 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 defunct [[Haradrim (Tolkien Society)|''Haradrim'']], was usually considered under the influence of the English Tolkien Society.
  
 
==Members of Note==
 
==Members of Note==
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* The "Joelfeest" ([[Yule]] party, December)
 
* The "Joelfeest" ([[Yule]] party, December)
 
* Tolkien day (with annual general meeting, close to September 22th)
 
* Tolkien day (with annual general meeting, close to September 22th)
* "Slotfeest" (Castle/End (of year) Feast (same word for these in Dutch), June),  
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* "Slotfeest" (Castle/End Feast, June),
 
* "3-januari-diner" (Tolkien Birthday Diner, [[3 January|January 3]]rd)
 
* "3-januari-diner" (Tolkien Birthday Diner, [[3 January|January 3]]rd)
* "Tolkien Leesdag" (Tolkien Reading Day, close to [[25 March|March 25]]th).
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* "Tolkien Leesdag" (Tolkien Reading Day, close to [[25 March|March 25]]th)
 
** [Has not been held in the most recent years.]  
 
** [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").
 
Unquendor also offers more regular meetings organised by its members throughout the Netherlands, called ''Herbergen'' ("Inns").
  
===Lustrum Gatherings===
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===Lustrum===
 
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).
 
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==
 
==Publications==
Unquendor also publishes the five-a-year magazine '[[Lembas (journal)|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.
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Unquendor also publishes the five-a-year magazine ''[[Lembas (journal)|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==
 
==Etymology==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.unquendor.nl/ Official website]
 
* [http://www.unquendor.nl/ Official website]
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[[Category:Dutch organizations]]
 
[[Category:Dutch organizations]]
 
[[Category:Tolkien Societies]]
 
[[Category:Tolkien Societies]]
 
[[de:Die niederländische Tolkien Gesellschaft Unquendor]]
 
[[de:Die niederländische Tolkien Gesellschaft Unquendor]]
 
{{References}}
 

Revision as of 20:30, 11 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 defunct Haradrim, was 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 Feast, 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").

Lustrum

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)