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Basque Studies

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    Spring Courses

    Nov 02 2017

    Spring 2018 offerings

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

    Conference Flier

    Sep 27 2017

    Spring 2018 Conference

    The inaugural World Languages International Conference seeks to address the issues of Emotion, Memory, and Gender from the [...]

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    Jim Jausoro

    Sep 06 2017

    Jim Jausoro Scholarship

    We are happy to announce a new student scholarship that pays up to $1,000 a [...]

    Inauguration: Joint Project with Basque Government

    Jul 19 2017

    Artzainak Gogoan debut

    This specific project called Artzainak Gogoan ("Remembering the Sheepherders") was supported by the Basque Government to [...]

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    Basque Diaspora

    Oct 20 2016

    Basque Diaspora

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

    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