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Basque Studies

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    Feb 24 2015

    Visiting Basque author

    Boise State Basque Studies will be hosting Basque author Begoña Echeverria's book tour for her recently [...]

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    Feb 19 2015

    New book

    Nere Lete has recently published the translation from Basque into English of “Ultrasounds: Basque Women [...]

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    Feb 18 2015

    Teaching Award

    John P. Bieter, PhD has been named a Boise State University Foundation Scholar Award Winner for Teaching. This [...]

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    Feb 12 2015

    Writing Contest Winners

    After a series of reviews, we are able to announce the winners of our Basque [...]

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    Feb 03 2015

    Basque Government visit

    Members of Boise State Basque Studies meeting with a visiting delegation from the Basque Government [...]

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    Jan 15 2015

    Scholarship recipient

    Madalen Bieter Lete was a recipient of a World Languages 2014-15 Scholarship. ZORIONAK-Congratulations! [...]

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    Dec 30 2014

    Basque Club

    The Student Basque Club at Boise State University hosted a Fall term social event, down at the [...]

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    Dec 01 2014

    New translated book

    The English translation by Nere Lete of the first Basque language detective novel has recently been published [...]

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    Nov 20 2014


    Basque Studies at Boise State University remains active in placing students in practical learning environments [...]

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Basque [bask]  —noun

1. PEOPLE. Basques are the “mystery people” of Europe (western Pyrenees region of France and Spain) because of their unknown origin; in Idaho since the 1890s. To find out more CLICK HERE.

2. LANGUAGE. Basque or Euskara is their unique language and the basis of their name for themselves: “Euskaldunak” or “those who speak Basque;” not known to be related to any other language and likely the oldest living language of Europe. To find out more CLICK HERE.

taldea133. PROGRAM. Basque Studies at Boise State University.  A multi-disciplinary program of advanced study of the Basque people specifically—while exploring the human condition generally—that involves varied aspects of language, history, politics, economics, etc., all the while seeking to forge learning links to empower students (Basque & non-Basque alike) to generate a satisfying, self-directed pursuit of life-long learning. To find out more CLICK HERE.