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    May 11 2015

    You can access a free online PDF version of this book. Its dozen chapters--written by Boise [...]

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    May 08 2015

    Basque Soccer Friendly

    This unique sporting, cultural & educational event is slated for July 29, 2015 on the [...]

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    May 07 2015

    Program promotions

    It was a week that featured Boise State Basque Studies' faculty and staff in several [...]

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    Apr 28 2015


    Boise State Basque Studies looks to engage the campus community at various times and in [...]

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    Apr 23 2015

    Izaskun Kortazar

    Izaskun Kortazar, Spanish lecturer in the Department of World Languages, and part of Boise State Basque [...]

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    Mar 12 2015

    Program news

    Boise State Basques Studies faculty members recently were recognized for their achievement: John P. Bieter was [...]

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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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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.