Goodbye to the ethnographer and historian Juan Garmendia Larrañaga

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2015-01-09

Juan Garmendia was able to get close to all ethnographers, anthropologists, folklorists, historians, linguists and, in general, to all who feels identified with Basque culture, according to his friend and colleague Juan Velez de Mendizabal. Although he left us yesterday, the contributions of Juan Garmendia Larrañaga will be forever with us, along with those of some colleagues as Jose Miguel Barandiaran, Koldo Mitxelena, Julio Caro Baroja, Jorge Oteiza and other great names of Basque culture of the twentieth century.


Juan Garmendia studied commercial studies and Arts. After working in different charges at the the Society of Basque Studies -Eusko Ikaskuntza-, in 1996 he was named honorary member of that entity, as well as honorary member of the commission of  EIE -Euskal Idazleen Elkartea (Basques Writers Association). In 1998, the council of Tolosa named him "favorite son" of the town, and he was also an honorary member of the Academy of the Basque Language –Euskaltzaindia-. Always bearing in mind that releasing is as important as researching, he published his papers and articles in different magazines and newspapers. And not only that; he also made available to the public all his work on the website of the Society of Basque Studies:http://www.euskomedia.org/garmendia.

 

With our heartfelt condolences; farewell.

Juan Garmendia was able to get close to all ethnographers, anthropologists, folklorists, historians, linguists and, in general, to all who feels identified with Basque culture, according to his friend and colleague Juan Velez de Mendizabal. Although he left us yesterday, the contributions of Juan Garmendia Larrañaga will be forever with us, along with those of some colleagues as Jose Miguel Barandiaran, Koldo Mitxelena, Julio Caro Baroja, Jorge Oteiza and other great names of Basque culture of the twentieth century.


Juan Garmendia studied commercial studies and Arts. After working in different charges at the the Society of Basque Studies -Eusko Ikaskuntza-, in 1996 he was named honorary member of that entity, as well as honorary member of the commission of  EIE -Euskal Idazleen Elkartea (Basques Writers Association). In 1998, the council of Tolosa named him "favorite son" of the town, and he was also an honorary member of the Academy of the Basque Language –Euskaltzaindia-. Always bearing in mind that releasing is as important as researching, he published his papers and articles in different magazines and newspapers. And not only that; he also made available to the public all his work on the website of the Society of Basque Studies:http://www.euskomedia.org/garmendia.

With our heartfelt condolences; farewell.

 

Picture: Dinda Dindai web

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