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Would you like to collaborate in the publication of Sarrionandia’s poems in Catalan? Support its crowdfunding campaign, here’s how

05/16/2018

The anthology “És morta la poesia” will be presented next October

Pol-en Edicions in Barcelona is working on a translation of the book Hilda dago poesia? (Is Poetry Dead?) by Joseba Sarrionandia in hopes of publishing it in Catalan.  In order to do this though, they need help from people who can provide economic support for the project through crowdfunding on Verkami.  Pol-en Edicions is a cooperative and independent publisher.

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The Euzko Etxea in La Plata presented “Eguzkia,” its quarterly magazine that is available free of charge online

05/16/2018

Cover of the new magazine “Eguzkia” from the Euzko Etxea in La Plata

Eguzkia (Sun) includes articles on various Basque topics.  Nevertheless, as each of the Basque club’s channels of communication, the club will also include information on its activities and projects, including the ones with a more lateral connection with the Basque culture.  The first issue of the magazine was presented during the commemoration of the anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika, and is already available online.

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The call for Gaztemundu 2018, dedicated to traditional dance, was published in today’s Official Bulletin of the Basque Country

05/15/2018

Call for applications for Gaztemundu 2018 published in the BOPV-EHAA dated May 15, 2018

The Official Bulletin of the Basque Country (EHAA-BOPV) published today, May 15th, included the Resolution from the Secretary General of Foreign Action, Marian Elorza, opening the application period for this year’s Gaztemundu program aimed at youth between the ages of 18-35 who are members of Basque clubs around the world. Fifteen individuals will have the opportunity to participate in the program September 1-16, dedicated this year to traditional dance.  June 18th is the deadline to apply.

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Argentine Universidad del Este named Uruguayan Historian, Alberto Irigoyen Artetxe, Doctor Honoris Causa

05/15/2018

Historian Alberto Irigoyen Artetxe had dedicated his life to researching the Basque Diaspora

Alberto Irigoyen Artetxe is a member of the Euskal Erria Basque Club in Montevideo and is in charge of the Euskal Erria Publishers.  He has made numerous significant contributions to the knowledge of the Basque diaspora communities through a life of research.  Among his works, he digitized Basque journals published outside of Euskal Herria between 1875-1975, facilitating access to this material to Basque clubs and entities all over the world.  

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A new Basque club has achieved legal status: Gure Etxea in Gral. Belgrano already offered dance classes to the public

05/14/2018

Members of Gure Etxea in Gral. Belgrano at its first open dance class

The class was taught by Mariano Andoni Azcarate and gathered a large group of people interested in Basque dance.  This and other activities will continue to be organized by the Gure Etxea Basque Club now with its brand new legal status.  With this step, they can now request to be included in the Basque Government’s Basque club registry adquiring full rights and obligations.

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Eusko Etxea in Corpus Christi, Misiones reelected Olga Leiciaga as president: this active woman will celebrate 80 in August

05/11/2018

Olga Leiciaga in 2016, in Ainarbe, Zuberoa, where her great-grandfather Arnaud/Fernando Leiciaguezahar (changed to Leiciaga in Argentina) was born (photo EuskalKultura.com)

The General Assembly of the Eusko Etxea in Corpus Christi, in the Argentine Province of Misiones, reelected Olga Leiciaga as its president.  Those gathered elected the board of directors and again confided in Olga to carry out the office.  Olga will celebrate her 80th birthday in August and is getting ready for the party with the same excitement and vivacity she has for everything. A special birthday gathering will be held on August 30th at the Itxaropen Basque club in Saladillo. Friends and family are invited.

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The documentary “Betiko Haizea,” about the Albokari from Araba, Osses, begins production in Argentina

05/11/2018

Documentary “Betiko Haizea”

Betiko Haizea (Eternal Wind) is an experimental audiovisual project that will delve into the life of Jose Antonio Martinez Osses.  The documentary will unite material contributed by references of the Alboka including Kepa Junkera and Ibon Koteron.  Betiko  Haizea is an independent project without any kind of funding, whose only objective is to pay tribute to this musician from Araba and this traditional Basque wind instrument.

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The festivities of the 95th anniversary of the Euskal Echea Association in Comodoro Rivadavia will begin on Sunday

05/10/2018

The Basque club in Comodoro Rivadavia will celebrate its 95th anniversary

The Patagonian Basque club in Comodoro, in the Argentine province of Chubut, is getting ready for a week of activities to commemorate its 95th anniversary.  The celebration will begin on Sunday the 13th with mass and will conclude a week later, when the club hosts the 5th Meeting of Patagonian Basque Clubs.

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Basque anthropologist from Donostia, Teresa del Valle, awarded Eusko Ikaskuntza - Laboral Kutxa 2018 Humanities award

05/10/2018

Anthropologist from Donostia, Teresa del Valle Murga (photo Maide Sillero Alfaro)

The 2018 Eusko Ikaskuntza award goes to Teresa del Valle.  Creator of an important line of work focused on Social and Cultural Anthropology, the jury stressed her pioneering and lifelong contributions “for cultural development with a gender perspective in Vasconia.” Teresa del Valle is linked, among others, to the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno where she founded in the 1990s, along with Dr. Linda White and Dr. Jeronima Echeverria, the Consortium for the Study of Basque Women.

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Basque linguistics will be the focus of the 2018 Koldo Mitxelena Chair at the University of Chicago

05/09/2018

Ricardo Etxepare is the 2018 Koldo Mitxelena Chair at the University of Chicago

The Koldo Mitxelena Chair at the University of Chicago is part of the network of Basque studies chairs created by the Etxepare Basque Institute at universities around the world.  This year’s guest professor in Chicago is Ricardo Etxepare who is responsible for organizing and teaching this year’s program.  At the heart of which is a seminar on Basque Linguistics, today, with the participation of several experts.

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