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The UNM Hobbit Society is a student-founded organization on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

The purpose of our group is to meet and associate with others interested in Tolkien, and to learn more about the author, his written works, and his sources through discussion, guest lectures and academically-oriented activities.

If you would like to be added to the UNM Hobbit Society listserv to be informed of meetings and other events, please use our Contact page to contact the faculty advisor or current president.

We now have a Facebook page! Just search for UNM Hobbit Society and you will find us.

Even if you cannot attend our meetings, you can discuss the works of J.R.R. Tolkien any time on our Green Dragon blog.

About UNM Hobbit Society

The UNM Hobbit Society was founded in the summer of 2003. The initial membership including primarily students from Dr. Leslie Donovan's Spring 2003 University Honors Program course, "J.R.R. Tolkien: Writings, Myths, and Sources." In the Fall of 2003, the group became an Chartered Student Group. In the spring of 2009, the group established the Intellectual Hooliganism Colloquium to showcase research presentations on fantasy, science fiction, and poular culture topics by UNM undergraduate and graduate students. The group became a chartered Mythopoiec Society chartered group in May 2010.

Follow these links to the Constitution and Bylaws of the UNM Hobbit Society.


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