Basque artists live at international universities through Mintzanet

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2014-04-03

As a result of the joint work between the Etxepare Basque Institute and the Mintzanet platform -of the group Maramara*- Basque artists and agents will offer, training sessions from the Basque Coutnry to the Institute students at international universitites, beginning tomorrow.

This project aims to enrich the academic offer of the Basque Language and Culture readerships of the Institute in 35 worldwide universities, and also to disseminate our culture further. The sessions will be done through the Mintzanet platform,  created to give an opportunity to those who wish to practice Basque language and talk to other people through the internet. The virtual lessons will be recorded and later offered online.

The Institute readers were given the chance to ask for the participation of artists and agents of any culture sphere. In the first season the names chosen have been the writers Mark Kurlansky, Eider Rodriguez, Unai Elorriaga, Itxaro Borda, Arantxa Urretabizkaia y Karmele Jaio, the professors Iván Igartua and Iñaki Martinez de Luna and the verse improviser Miren Amuriza. They will offer training sessions to university students in France, USA, Poland, Czech Republic, Catalonia, Germany and Italy about several subjects: Basque language, language policies, hitory, translation, literature, cinema or Basque verse improvising.

As a result of the joint work between the Etxepare Basque Institute and the Mintzanet platform -of the group Maramara*- Basque artists and agents will offer, training sessions from the Basque Coutnry to the Institute students at international universitites, beginning tomorrow.

This project aims to enrich the academic offer of the Basque Language and Culture readerships of the Institute in 35 worldwide universities, and also to disseminate our culture further. The sessions will be done through the Mintzanet platform,  created to give an opportunity to those who wish to practice Basque language and talk to other people through the internet. The virtual lessons will be recorded and later offered online.

The Institute readers were given the chance to ask for the participation of artists and agents of any culture sphere. In the first season the names chosen have been the writers Mark Kurlansky, Eider Rodriguez, Unai Elorriaga, Itxaro Borda, Arantxa Urretabizkaia y Karmele Jaio, the professors Iván Igartua and Iñaki Martinez de Luna and the verse improviser Miren Amuriza. They will offer training sessions to university students in France, USA, Poland, Czech Republic, Catalonia, Germany and Italy about several subjects: Basque language, language policies, hitory, translation, literature, cinema or Basque verse improvising.

Mintzanet means to support all those who wish to speak Basque language, no matter where they are. It is for free and users may log in as many times as they want. The project is managed by Maramara * group, which is supported by the Basque Government, the Gipuzkoa Provincial Council and the Donostia-San Sebastian Council.

 

EUSKAL SORTZAILEAK SAREAN PROJECT 2014

 

DATE

UNIVERSITY

GUEST

SUBJECT

 APRIL 4

Sorbonne Nouvelle: Paris III  París (France)

Iván Igartua

University of the Basque Country  Professor

‘Euskararen historia’

 APRIL 8

Boise State University

Boise (USA)

Mark Kurlansky

Writer and journalist

‘Basque Nationalism’s Past and Present’

 APRIL 11

Adam Mickiewicz University

Poznan (Poland)

Eider Rodriguez

Writer

‘Literatura-Itzulpena’

APRIL 14

Masarykova Univerzita

Brno (Czech Republic)

Unai Elorriaga

Writer

`SPrako tranbia-Un poco de chocolate´

 APRIL 24

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona UAM

Itxaro Borda

Writer

"% 100 Basque"

 APRIL 21

Leipzig Universität

Leipzig (Germany)

Iñaki Martinez de Luna

University of the Basque Country  Professor

‘Hizkuntza politikak Euskal Herrian’

 MAY 28

Freie Universität

Berlín (Germany)

Arantxa Urretabizkaia

Escritora

‘Zinema-Literatura’

 JULY 2

Universität Konstanz

Constanza (Germany)

Karmele Jaio

Writer

‘Euskal kontagintza modernoa’

November

Alma Mater Studiorum Bologna (Italy)

Miren Amuriza

Verse improviser in Basque language

‘Bertsolaritza garaikidea’

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