Basque Places of Idaho Exhibit Reception

BSU ExhibitBasque Studies at Boise State University will host a reception for the photo exhibit, “The Basque Places of Idaho,” on Tuesday, December 3rd from 4:30-6:30pm in the Student Union Fine Arts Gallery at BSU.  The event is free and open to the public.  The exhibit is the culmination of a photo contest that encouraged both college age and high school students to “examine their surrounding through the lens of the Basque and explore a ‘sense of place’ in cultural diversity.” The reception will be an opportunity to thank all of the students, high school statewide, and BSU alike for participating.  The event was made possible thanks to the collaboration of several campus and community partners, including the contest jury comprised of Deniz Aygen, Annie Gavica, Antonia Hedrick, John Bieter, John Kelly, and Gwyn Hervochon.  For more information, as well as to see a complete list of partners see their flier. Zorionak deneri!


Basque Language and Food Course Offered in July

Summer CourseDr. Kerri Lesh, recent graduate of the Center for Basque Studies’ Ph.D. program is providing a unique opportunity this summer for students and non-students alike. She will be teaching a 3-credit course on Basque language and food, “the two main pillars of Basque culture.”  Dr. Lesh, who is also a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) will lead the program through Euskadi July 12-26th.  Over the two weeks, participants will enjoy stays in San Sebastian, Bilbao and Laguardia and will learn about how issues of food and language intersect with the Basque Country’s increasing gastronomic fame. Cost of the program is $2,995, airfare not included.  The fees include three undergraduate credits in either Anthropology, Basque, Sociology, History or Communications, accommodations with continental breakfast, arrival and concluding dinners, travel insurance, local transportation for course-related work, field trips and cultural and selected tours. Enrollment is limited, so don’t wait! For more information, visit, or email Dr. Lesh directly.


Zoey Bray Exhibit in Elizondo

Zoey Bray ExhibitBasque artist, Zoe Bray, let us know about the inauguration of her exhibit “Face to Face/Bekoz beko Portraits of Basques in the American West” in Elizondo, Nafarroa on November 29th.  The exhibit that was just on display at the Basque Museum in Bayonne will now be exhibited November 29-December 8th at the Arizkunenea Kultur Etxea in Elizondo.  The exhibit includes portraits of several Basque immigrants, and Basque-Americans from all over the western states.  The exhibit catalogue is available here. For more information, including viewing availability, click here.




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