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The University of Oxford calls for applications for the Basque Fellowship for the academic year 2015/16

05/28/2015

Oxford University

Applications are invited for the Basque Fellowship for the academic year 2015-16. The Basque Visiting Fellow will undertake research in any subject related to the Basque Country. Past candidates have been appointed from academically well-qualified modern historians, social scientists, anthropologists and international lawyers specializing in Basque studies. Deadline for applications is Sunday 21 June 2015.

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Book presentation on Tuesday at the National University of Rosario of “The Collectivity of Navarrese Origin in Argentina”

05/28/2015

Book cover of “The Collectivity of Navarrese Origin in Argentina: The Navarrese Centers as a Meeting Place”

The Collectivity of Navarrese Origin in Argentina: The Navarrese Centers as a Meeting Place is the fruit of research done jointly by specialists at the Public University of Navarre, the National University of Rosario and the University of Buenos Aires.  The work was published in 2014 in Navarre and will be presented on June 2 at the College of Political Science at the UNR, with the participation of authors Dr. Sagrario Anaut (PUN) and Mg. Mariana B. Garcia (NUR). 

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Xabier Mirandona, Euskal Etxea El Salvador: "Who knows, may be we´ll create an Athletic Peña in San Salvador!"

05/28/2015

Iñaki and Xabier Mirandona, father and son in front of the Euskal Etxea in San Salvador (photoEuskalKultura.com)

There is no doubt that the Basque flame is kept alive in El Salvador. There aren’t many, but they don’t give up. Next Saturday a bunch of Basques will gather at the Euskal Etxea in San Salvador to watch the Final Copa soccer match between Athletic and Barcelona. Xabier Mirandona is the president of the Basque Club in this Central American country.

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The Basque Government will open next week the application period to participate in Gaztemundu 2015

05/27/2015

Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu welcoming last year’s Gaztemundu participants (photoIrekia)

Youth in the Diaspora interested in participating in the Gaztemundu program can now begin preparing, since yesterday the Basque Government’s Council approved the 2015 edition.  The announcement will be published in the Official Bulletin of the Basque Country on June 2, according to sources in the Directorate of the Basque Community Abroad.  The application period will last a month, from the day after its publication in the Official Bulletin or July 3.  

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Three Basque artists on their way to Wroclaw this summer with artistic residencies from Etxepare and Donostia 2016

05/27/2015

Xabi Paya (DSS2016), Ainara LeGardon, Jaime de los Rios, Eneko Gil and Aizpea Goenaga (Etxepare), at the presentation (photoEtxepare)

Performer, Ainara LeGardon, media artists Jaime de los Rios and dancer Eneko Gil will have the opportunity to spend time in Wroclaw on an artistic residency thanks to the call, for the second year in a row, by DSS2016EU and the Etxepare Basque Institute.  Their artistic proposals seek to unite Donostia and Wroclaw through sound, Twitter, dance and art. 

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The Euskal Txokoa Basque club’s film series in San Martin de los Andes was declared of Municipal Interest

05/27/2015

Films that will be shown in San Martin de los Andes thanks to the local Basque club

In hopes of initiating an approach to Basque cinematography, the film series is comprised for four well-known films and four shorts chosen from the “Kimuak” collection.  Coordinated by club member, Gorka Eskisabel Bontigi and Professor Carlos Gabilondo, the event will begin on Tuesday June 2 at the Cotesma Cultural Center in San Martin de los Andes and will run for three more Tuesdays. 

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Txikifest, New York’s annual txakoli festival, served, again, as a great showroom for Basque wineries

05/27/2015

The patio of the Txikito restaurant was packed with more than 400 people that attended this year's Txikifest (Photo: Txikifest)

On May 17, cooks Alex Raij and Eder Montero held the fifth edition of Txikifest, the New York txakoli Fair. About 450 people answered to Txikito restaurant's call to enjoy quality food and this increasingly international Basque wine. The meeting also served as a showroom for the participating wineries. “I always try to put in touch the wineries with distributors, because this is like a showcase,” said Montero to EuskalKultura.com. Once all the expenses are covered, all the money raised will be donated to the association MS Hope for a Cure.

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The Basque Government has published grants to Basque clubs to teach Euskera for 2014-2015

05/26/2015

The Official Bulletin of the Basque Country published the Resolution of the Director General of HABE that details the grants awarded by this institution, depending on the Ministry of Culture, to Basque clubs and federations courses taught during the year, 2014-2015, totaling 210,000 euros. 

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Itziar Aguirre, an active and supportive chef who contributes from her status of being from Argentina, a Basque and from Rosario

05/26/2015

Argentine-Basque Chef Itziar Aguirre (Rosario, 1995)

Itziar Aguirre (Rosario, Argentina 1985) is an active and supportive chef that contributes to her community form her triple status as Argentine, Basque and being from Rosario.  She travels constantly in and out of Argentina and wherever she goes she contributes and leaves a well as Basque, Argentine and professional rich in influence and always on the move with ideas, plans and projects to advance and not stagnate.  The cover of PulsoTuristico in Rosario published this interview with her last Friday. 

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Paco Casteig and Bego Illarramendi, promoting Basque in Queretaro: “The idea is to get together once a month in our restaurant”

05/26/2015

Paco Casteig and Bego Illarramendi, in Black, at an event in front of a poster for their restaurant

The Basque couple formed by Paco Casteig and Bego Illarramendi manage the “Flavors of Paco and Bego” restaurant in Queretaro, Mexico.  They are experts in Paella and have won several competitions of this kind.  Now they are aiming at reactivating the local Basque community, that used to get together at the Arrano Beltza (Black Eagle), in nearby Celaya.  “We have the idea to get together once a month in our restaurant and in doing so avoiding extra costs like rent.” 

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