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Basque Studies

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    Fall Basque Studies Courses

    Aug 01 2017

    Fall 2017 Course offerings

    Boise State Basque Studies will again being offering a wide assortment of weekend workshop offerings as [...]


    Aug 01 2017

    Agur – Farewell tribute

    Boise State Basque Studies was very fortunate to have had with us as an administrator [...]

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    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 [...]

    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 [...]

    Online Version of Boise Basques Book

    May 11 2015

    Becoming Basque book

    You can access a free online PDF version of this book. Its dozen chapters--written by Boise [...]

Experiential Learning + Community Engagement + 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