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.

UNM Hobbit Society is now recognized as a source for collectible Tolkien-related calendars, with our own page on The Compleat Gyd to Tolkien Calendars.

Upcoming Events

● Hobbit Moot
Monday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Honors Forum
(Student Health Center Building, Ground Floor, Room 21)
Discussion:  Gender and Sexuality in Elven Culture

● Abstracts for Intellectual Hooliganism Due
Monday, April 7 at 11:59 p.m.
Email proposals or abstracts of 200-500 words to tolkien@unm.edu.. Include your name, year in school, major or field of study, and contact information. Presenters who are selected will be notified no later than Friday, April 11. This is a great opportunity for students to present their scholarly work on topics of their choice. Call for Proposals Flyer click here.

● Hobbit Moot
Monday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Honors Forum
(Student Health Center Building, Ground Floor, Room 21)
Discussion: LotR Read-Along -- Read to and discuss up to: Book 5; Chapter 3: The Muster of Rohan. For more info, visit LotR Read-Along on Tumblr blog.

● Intellectual Hooliganism
Tuesday, April 22, 6:00-8:30 pm in the Honors Forum
(ground floor, Student Health Center, UNM campus)

Our annual sci-fi/fantasy/pop culture colloquium will feature presentations by UNm undergraduate and graduate students on a variety of topics. We will also have keynote talk from Dr. Geoffrey R. Russom, 2014 Visiting Scholar in Medieval Scandinavian Studies and Professor of English Emeritus and Nicholas Brown Professor of Oratory and Belles Lettres Emeritus at Brown University.

● Hobbit Moot
Monday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Honors Forum
(Student Health Center Building, Ground Floor, Room 21)
Discussion:  LotR Video Game Day -- Come play games to ease end of the semester stress!

That's all for this school year, folks. Stay tuned for new officers, new meetings and new events starting in late Augiust or early September!


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