Apr 18 2019Visiting Professor
Boise State Basque Studies is pleased to have with us the 2019 Eloise Garmendia Bieter [...]
Jan 17 2019Basque Writing Contest
This writing contest for 2019 has three prize categories, including consideration for publication. [...]
Nov 12 2018Spring 2019 offerings
Check out the upcoming full course and workshop offerings from Basque Studies. Students can take [...]
Sep 28 2018New Boise Basque Book
Boise State University alumni Meggan Laxalt Mackey, (Bachelor of Arts in History, 2013, and Masters of Applied [...]
Oct 20 2016Basque Diaspora
Diaspora is a Greek word that references a break-off group from the homeland, as is [...]
Aug 06 2015Student Basque Club
Being Basque isn't just for Basques anymore! The Student Basque Club at Boise State University is open to [...]
Experiential Learning + Getting the Community Engaged + Scholarships
Regular courses & workshops
Etxepare Basque Studies Chair
Basque Student Club
BOGA Basque Studies Consortium Journal
Basque Studies Conference
Basque Government projects
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.