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CBS Lecture Series

The Center for Basque Studies invites you to attend our Fall 2018 Multidisciplinary Lecture Series. Starting this month, the series will showcase the research of our librarian, our visiting scholars from the Basque Country, and faculty from the UNR Anthropology Department. Our lecturers will cover a wide range of topics and disciplines. It is held on Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 in the Basque Studies Conference Room (MIKC 305N). Be sure to check it out!

The schedule for the Lecture Series is:

OCT 25 “Debates on Nationalism in the Basque Country: 1968-2018” by Haritz Azurmendi

NOV 8  “A Critical Analysis of Cooperative Multinationalization: A comparative study of the French ‘Up Group’ and the Mondragon ‘Fagor Ederlan Group’” by Anjel Errasti

NOV 15 “Preserving Basque Digital Photographs: Dealing with Legacy Metadata and File Formats” by Iñaki Arrieta Baro

NOV 29 “Contested Reconciliation in the Basque Country: A Feminist Approach” by Andrea García González

DEC 6 “Politics, Aesthetics and Technologies of the Self in Sakha Blessing Poems” by Jenanne Ferguson

Fall 2016 Basque Multidisciplinary Seminar Series

We would like to invite you to attend the Center for Basque Studies’ Fall 2016 Basque Multidisciplinary Seminar Series. It is usually held every Wednesday at 5:00 PM at the Basque Studies Conference Room (MIKC 305), located at UNR’s Knowledge Center. We are delighted to present graduate student and faculty research interests, recent publications, and upcoming graduate dissertations.

The first two lectures were held on October 10 and 12, kicking off the series with Edurne Arostegui’s presentation on “The Creation of Basque-American Identity,” which is part of her dissertation topic. Dr. Louis Forline, professor of Anthropology at UNR, then gave a talk on “Anthropological Perspectives on Race and Identity in Brazil and the U.S.” As you can see, the topics are varied in content, giving graduate students and faculty the chance to present on research in progress. It’s a great way to get to know what we’re up to at the CBS and in UNR’s community more broadly.

Tomorrow, October 19 at 4:30, Dr. Pedro J. Oiarzabal will be giving a talk entitled “The Fighting Basques Project: Basques of Nevada in W.W.II,” based on research by Guillermo Tabernilla, a military historian from the Sancho de Beurko Association. It deals with Basque participation in the U.S. armed forces during World War II, and has  recently been published in Saibigain, available at the following website: http://www.fightingbasques.net/en-us/Saibigain-Magazine

Dr. Oiarzabal is a researcher at the Pedro Arrupe Human Rights Institute at the University of Deusto and holds the Jon Bilbao Research Fellowship on the Basque Diaspora at UNR. He also coordinates, alongside Nerea Mujika, the director of the Institute for Basque Studies at Deusto, the “Ondare Bizia” or Living Heritage Project. For more information visit:  http://dkh.deusto.es/en/community/ondarebizia

Check out the poster for upcoming lectures. We look forward to seeing you there!


Basque Lecture Series


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!