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We at the Center for Basque Studies are having our Basque Lecture Series again this fall. The series not only presents information about the graduate students and professors in the department, but also showcases other departments on campus with speakers this semester from Anthropology.  This last week we also enjoyed hearing about the Basque Diaspora from visiting Professor Monika Madinabeitia before she returns home to Mondragon University, where she teaches in the Innovation and Intervention in Multi-Cultural, Multi-Lingual Context program, part of the Faculty of Humanities and Education. The series is open to all who are interested and it is held every Thursday from 5:15-6:00 in the Basque Conference Room, 305, on the third floor (north entrance) of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center (map).  A schedule of the lectures have included:

“Dreaming in Basque, Dreaming of the Motherland,” by Ziortza Gandarias.

“Basque Inspired Community Based Economic Development,” by Horohito Norhatan.

“Double Think: A Test Case from the Western Pyrenees,” By Dr. Sandra Ott.

“Armenian Genocide,” by Dr. Xabier Irujo.

“Robert Laxalt and Vince Juaristi: Inherited Legacies,” by Dr. Monika Madinabeitia.

…and then in the following weeks ahead the schedule is as follows:

“Language and Urbanity in Siberia,” by Dr. Jenanne FergusonOctober 29th

“Lead the Immigrant to the Land: Basque Labor and Wage System in the Sheep Industry of Nevada during the Progressive Era” by Iker SaituaNovember 5th

Lecture: “Basque Research Database,” by Iñaki Arrieta BaroNovember 12th

“Basque Wine and Culture in Rioja,” by Kerri LeshNovember 19, 2015

Come join us!