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'''Tolkien Genootschap Unquendor''' (Dutch: ''Tolkien Society [[#Etymology|Unquendor]]'') is the [[Tolkien Societies|Tolkien society]] in the Netherlands.
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'''Tolkien Genootschap Unquendor''' (''Tolkien Society [[#Etymology|Unquendor]]'') is the [[Tolkien Societies|Tolkien society]] in the Netherlands.
  
 
==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 280 people 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 defunct [[Haradrim (Tolkien Society)|''Haradrim'']], was usually considered under the influence of the English Tolkien Society.
  
 
==Members of Note==
 
==Members of Note==
 
*[[Jan Boom|Jan Boom (a.k.a. Fangorn)]]
 
*[[Jan Boom|Jan Boom (a.k.a. Fangorn)]]
*[[René van Rossenberg|René van Rossenberg (Parmahosta)]]
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*[[René van Rossenberg|René van Rossenberg (a.k.a. Parmahosta)]]
*[[Peter Schellen|Peter-Willem Schellen (a.k.a. Fëanor)]]
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*[[Renée Vink]]
  
 
==Gatherings==
 
==Gatherings==
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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)
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* "3-januari-diner" (Tolkien Birthday Dinner, [[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)
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** [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").
  
===Inns===
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===Lustrum===
Unquendor's Inns are akin to the Tolkien Society's [[The Tolkien Society#Smials|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.
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Active:
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* Den Swarte Draeck, Leiden, innkeeper: [[René van Rossenberg]]
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* Bij de Sarnvoorde, Assen
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* Culinaire Herberg, Amersfoort
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* Lay of Leithian, Tegelen, co-innkeepers: [[Jan Boom]], [[Marcel Coppers]], also publishes a Tolkien magazine<ref>http://www.endore.it/Arretrati/5/Rubriche/biblioteca.pdf</ref>
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* Reizende Herberg, various locations
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Dormant:
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* De Witte Zwaan
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* Mellonost, Nijmegen
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* Zalen van Valinor
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Defunct<ref>http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/wiwimod/index.php?page=Activities1993Netherlands</ref>:
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* Ar Caras, Nijmegen
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* Gondolin, Venray, innkeeper: [[Peter Schellen|Peter-Willem Schellen]]
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* De Staart van de Draak, Oss
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* De Steigerende Pony, Leiden
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* Het Praathuis, Leiderdorp
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* Rivendell, Deventer
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* Silme, The Hague
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===Lustrum Gatherings===
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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 approximately every two years, called the ''Lembas Extra'', in which all kinds of Tolkienological and Ardalogical articles, all in English, are published.
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
'''Unquendor''' is neo-[[Quenya]] for "Hollow Land", and is a translation of the often perceived etymology of [[wikipedia:Holland#The_name_.22Holland.22|Holland]], "Hollow land". The correct etymology is of Holland, however, "Wooded land". "Hollow land" does apply to [[wikipedia:Holland%2C_Lincolnshire|Holland in Lincolnshire, UK]].
 
'''Unquendor''' is neo-[[Quenya]] for "Hollow Land", and is a translation of the often perceived etymology of [[wikipedia:Holland#The_name_.22Holland.22|Holland]], "Hollow land". The correct etymology is of Holland, however, "Wooded land". "Hollow land" does apply to [[wikipedia:Holland%2C_Lincolnshire|Holland in Lincolnshire, UK]].
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.unquendor.nl/ Official website]
 
* [http://www.unquendor.nl/ Official website]
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{{References}}
  
 
[[Category:Dutch organizations]]
 
[[Category:Dutch organizations]]
 
[[Category:Tolkien Societies]]
 
[[Category:Tolkien Societies]]
 
[[de:Die niederländische Tolkien Gesellschaft Unquendor]]
 
[[de:Die niederländische Tolkien Gesellschaft Unquendor]]

Latest revision as of 08:19, 4 September 2012

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

Contents

[edit] 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.

[edit] Members of Note

[edit] 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 Dinner, 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").

[edit] 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).

[edit] 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 approximately every two years, called the Lembas Extra, in which all kinds of Tolkienological and Ardalogical articles, all in English, are published.

[edit] 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.

[edit] External links

[edit] References

  1. http://www.unquendor.nl/node/22 (accessed 05-12-2011)