Oct 29 2014Spring 2015 workshops
Check out the upcoming series of Basque Studies workshops offered Spring 2015, with topics ranging [...]Read more
Oct 22 2014BOGA: new issue published
As the leaves are changing colors all around us with the coming of Autumn (“Udazken [...]Read more
Oct 02 2014Cenarrusa Tribute/Seminar
To commemorate the one year anniversary of the passing of Boise State Basque Studies’ founding father Pete [...]Read more
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.
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.
3. 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.