Basque

Linguae Vasconum Primitiae: The First Fruits of the Basque Language

The Center for Basque Studies book, Linguae Vasconum Primitiae: The First Fruits of the Basque Language, 1545, made a splash in the Basque Country this week! Linguae Vasconum Primitiae, by Bernard Etxepare, was the first book written in Basque. The Center for Basque Studies publication of Etxepare’s seminal text features the original Basque alongside an English translation. Linguae Vasconum Primitiae is the eighth book in the Center’s Basque Classics Series which is dedicated to the translation of key texts and authors in the cultural development of the Basque Country. To learn more about the book and to read some of the Spanish and Basque reviews, click here.

Basque

Across America on the 'Easy Chair'

Iker Saitua, a Ph.D. student at the Center for Basque Studies, recently published his article, “After the Sheep Rush: Looking for Basque-American Remnants from the ‘Easy Chair,’” with the Elko Daily Press. “After the Sheep Rush” chronicles Iker’s solo travel adventure across the United States where he followed in the footsteps of thousands of Basque immigrants. In December 2012, Iker boarded a one-way flight to New York City where he visited Ellis Island and the New York Basque Club in Brooklyn before riding the rails westward. His journey took him to Chicago and across Colorado, Utah, and finally into Nevada. Iker’s last stop before Reno was Elko, Nevada where Basque traditions are still very much alive. Basque surnames, restaurants, and the town’s pilota court made a fitting end to Iker’s travels. To read the full story go to elkodaily.com and to see more photos from Iker’s trip, click here.

Basque

Beyond Guernica and the Guggenheim
May 2 – 4, 2013

The Center for Basque Studies 12th Annual Conference, Beyond Guernica and the Guggenheim: Relations between Art and Politics from a Comparative Perspective will take place May 2 – 4 in the Center for Basque Studies Conference Room 305N. The conference will begin Thursday morning with College of Liberal Arts Dean, Heather Hardy, providing opening remarks along with a few words from Center faculty members Zoe Bray and Joseba Zulaika. They will be followed by a number of world class scholars discussing everything from the role of art in identity politics to a modern feminist model for the field of art. To learn more about the speakers and their presentations click here for the full conference program.

Basque

Observing Gernika: 76th Anniversary

In his talk at our Gernika anniversary observance, Basque visiting scholar Unai Belaustegi will deliver a lecture, “From Guernica to Gernika, through Juan de Larrea’s Guernica” that explores the relationship between the bombing, Picasso’s famous painting, and Juan de Larrea’s work and shows how Gernika and Guernica have become symbols of the struggle against oppression and violence.

To learn more click here.

Basque

CBS's Mariann Vaczi Honored by UNR

The Center for Basque Studies is proud to announce that graduate student and Ph.D. candidate Mariann Vaczi has won the University of Nevada, Reno’s, 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher Award and the Outstanding International Graduate Student Award.

To learn more click here.

MISSION STATEMENT
The Center for Basque Studies is an international study center dedicated to research into and publishing on Basque topics. In addition to our research mission, we provide basic Basque language instruction, give undergraduate and graduate classes on many Basque topics, host international scholars and conferences, promote research, offer a Ph.D. and an undergraduate minor, and publish a wide variety of books.

Center for Basque Studies, nazioarteko ikasketa gunea da non euskal gaiak ikertzen eta argitaratzen diren. Zehatzago esanda, bertan euskara oinarrizko mailan irakatsi, unibertsitate mailako euskal gaiak landu, nazioarteko hitzaldiak antolatu eta adituak biltzen ditu. Gainera, doktorego programa eta lizentzia mailako titulua ere eskaintzen ditu. Euskal gaiak ingeleraz plazaratzen duen argitaletxerik garrantzitsuena da, Center for Basque Studiesekoa.

LITERARY WRITING CONTEST


More details here.