Basque Studies

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    Apr 15 2014

    Basque Tribune Editor visit

    Visiting our program for a few days, to set things up for a longer visit, [...]

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    Mar 31 2014

    Cenarrusa exhibit

    Special Collections and Archives has a new exhibit commemorating Bethine Church and Pete Cenarrusa, both [...]

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    Mar 21 2014

    2014 Basque Literary Writing Contest

    Basque Studies at Boise State University in collaboration with the Center for Basque Studies (University [...]

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    Mar 13 2014

    Nere Lete promotion & award

    Nere Lete, was recently promoted to associate professor of Basque in the Department of World [...]

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    Sep 19 2013

    Next Basque Studies workshop

    NOIZ-When:  Apr. 26-27 (9-5PM each day) ZER-Workshop topic:  “Guernica: Picasso vs. Fascism” NOR-Who:  Instructor Dave Lachiondo Enrollment information at Note also the "Senior [...]

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Basque [bask]  —noun

1. 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. 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.

taldea133. 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.