Aug 01 2017Fall 2017 Course offerings
Boise State Basque Studies will again being offering a wide assortment of weekend workshop offerings as [...]
Aug 01 2017Agur – Farewell tribute
Boise State Basque Studies was very fortunate to have had with us as an administrator [...]
Jul 19 2017Artzainak Gogoan debut
This specific project called Artzainak Gogoan ("Remembering the Sheepherders") was supported by the Basque Government to [...]
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 [...]
May 11 2015Becoming Basque book
You can access a free online PDF version of this book. Its dozen chapters--written by Boise [...]
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.