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Omentielva Enquea
6 – 9 August 2015
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The Greisinger Museum, Jenins, Switzerland

Omentielva Enquea, the Sixth International Conference on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Invented Languages, will be held in Jenins, Swizerland in August 2015.

Omentielva is a biennial event which focuses specifically on Tolkien’s invented languages. The 2015 conference will be held at the Greisinger Museum in Jenins, Switzerland.

To find out more about registration and delivering papers, contact the Secretary of the event Beregond, Anders Stenström:

beregond [at] omentielva [dot] com

From Omentielva’s website:

We use Omentielva, followed by the appropriate Quenya ordinal, as the short name for each International Conference on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Invented Languages, part of a series of biennial conferences at changing locations.

Omentie was the Quenya word Tolkien used for ‘meeting’ in the familiar Elen síla lúmenn’ omentielvo!  in The Fellowship of the Ring. Later he refined its meaning to ‘meeting between two parties’. Here it can in this sense refer to, say, the meeting between those who arrange and those who join. Or each participant may view himself as one party vis-à-vis the rest of the conference. In any case, at this conference scholars from many countries will meet, every two years, and discuss for several days.