Université Bordeaux Montaigne: Jean Haritschelhar Chair 2021

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Université Bordeaux Montaigne: Jean Haritschelhar Chair 2021
  • 13
    Apr 2021

The Jean Haritschelhar Chair created by the Etxepare Euskal Institutua has organized, with the University of Bordeaux, a conference for next April 13. Entitled ‘From nature to the homeland. Landscape and territoriality in the contemporary Basque Country (1850-1930)’, the doctor from the University of Nantes Maitane Ostolaza will recover the program scheduled for 2020. The entire conference will take place online from 9:00 am to 12:30.

Ostolaza will join the debate at 9:45. First, at 9:00 a.m., an introduction will be done by Nathalie Jaeck, Vice-Rector for Research at the Montaigne University of Bordeaux, Garbiñe Iztueta from the Etxepare Euskal Institutua and Urtzi Etxeberria, Director of the IKER-UMR 5478 Laboratory.

Then, after a break, there will be a round table entitled "The invention of community places and the Basque country (1850-1930)" from 10:30 to 12:30. There will be four speakers: Benjamin Duinat (BA in History and Ph.D. from the PSL Reasearch University of Paris and the Complutense University of Madrid; Jean Casenave (Montaigne University of Bordeaux), who will analyze the Basque landscape in literature between 1850 and 1930, and Sabine Cazenave, curator of the Euskal Museoa and the Bayona History Museum, who will focus on painters´ invention of the Basque landscape.

Tuesday´s events can be followed at the following zoom link:


The second part of the program organized within the Chair is scheduled for May 6 at the Basque Museum in Bayonne. Details of that session will be announced later.

In 2016, the Etxepare Euskal Institutua and the Université Bordeaux Montaigne signed an agreement to promote Basque studies in Bordeaux. The objective of this chair is to promote Basque studies in the field of research of Jean Haritschelhar, linguist and writer, especially those of literature and linguistics and Iberian studies, with special emphasis on international and cross-border relations that were the spirit of his own Haritschelhar.

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