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Basque Studies

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    Basque Writing Contst

    Jan 17 2019

    Basque Writing Contest

    This writing contest for 2019 has three prize categories, including consideration for publication. [...]

    Spring Courses

    Nov 12 2018

    Spring 2019 offerings

    Check out the upcoming full course and workshop offerings from Basque Studies. Students can take [...]

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    New Boise Basque Book

    Sep 28 2018

    New Boise Basque Book

    Boise State University alumni  Meggan Laxalt Mackey, (Bachelor of Arts in History, 2013, and Masters of Applied [...]

    Basque Diaspora

    Oct 20 2016

    Basque Diaspora

    Diaspora is a Greek word that references a break-off group from the homeland, as is [...]

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    Student Basque Club

    Aug 06 2015

    Student Basque Club

    Being Basque isn't just for Basques anymore! The Student Basque Club at Boise State University is open to [...]

basque studies
Experiential Learning + Getting the Community Engaged + Scholarships
Basque Studies Minor
Regular courses & workshops
Etxepare Basque Studies Chair
Basque Student Club
Basque Global Collaborative
BOGA Basque Studies Consortium Journal
Basque Studies Conference
Basque Government projects

Basque [bask]  —nouncalendar1

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.

CLICK HERE to find out more about Basque basics