Argitxu Camus to carry out a Jon Bilbao research fellowship

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.


The Etxepare Basque Institute and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) have named Argitxu Camus as the next Jon Bilbao Visiting Research Fellow 2023. The programme invites a researcher to conduct research on Basque culture and the diaspora at the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Camus will spend one month from August to September 2023 at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), USA.

Camus´ study is entitled "History of private correspondence and migration: the Basque case". In connection with this research, she has written several publications which he will follow up at the University of Nevada, Reno. She uses letters as the main component of her research on migration and the diaspora, specifically as a source of information on Basque emigration between the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Camus has already uncovered over 200 letters related to the Basque diaspora. As part of her research, she will also work on new ways to gather and disseminate the letters at an academic level.

The Jon Bilbao Chair was created in 2014 by the Etxepare Basque Institute and the University of Nevada. The Chair was established with the goal of fostering international collaboration and research on the Basque diaspora and culture. The programme will take place at the Center for Basque Studies of the University of Nevada, Reno, the leading education and research institution for Basque diaspora studies in the United States. To promote greater awareness and understanding of the Basque diaspora and culture, the Chair is tasked with conducting research and sharing its results on an international level.

Argitxu Camus Etxekopar holds a PhD in History and Basque Studies. The central focus of her work is Basque emigration. From 2004 and 2009 she worked at the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno (USA). Camus has taught at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University in Paris and the University of the Basque Country (EHU/ UPV). She has published several books and academic articles and has lectured extensively on her research. She currently teaches History at the Université de Pau et des Pays de l´Adour (UPPA) and is a language policy project manager at the Institute Cultural Basque of Bayonne.

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