This international conference, organized by the Etxepare Basque Institute and the University of Edinburgh, will be held on October 16th and 17th. The registration is open starting today for those who want to either attend the seminars or participate as a speaker.
The Basque Cinema will once again be present at the 12th edition of Different 12!, a film festival celebrated in Paris. The festival, which runs from 17th to 24th June, will feature Oreina (2018) by the Basque filmmaker Koldo Almandoz. The director and two of the main actors, Patxi Bisquert and Ramon Agirre, will attend the festival to present their work.
The Kimuak programme, promoted by the Basque Department of Culture with support from the Etxepare Basque Institute and the Basque Film Archive, has already chosen the seven short films that will be part of the catalogue in its 22nd edition.
As the year reaches its halfway point, we’ve published a video that sums up the cultural and artistic programme organised by Etxepare in Scotland in 2019. The aim of this video is to spread the message of #ScotlandGoesBasque to a wider audience, giving voice to the real protagonists of the project: the artists themselves.
Mikel Zalbide, linguist and member of Euskaltzaindia (Royal Academy of the Basque Language), will give a talk tomorrow at the University of Leipzig about the 100th anniversary of Euskaltzaindia. The event will take place at 17:15 in the Hörsaal room 15 at the university. Zalbide will analyze the creation, evolution and milestones of Euskaltzaindia from a sociolinguistic perspective.
One of the next landmarks for the #ScotlandGoesBasque programme is to create an Atlantik 1050 street performance of traditional Basque and Scottish dance. The project is promoted by the Extepare Basque Institute, Atlantikaldia festival of Errenteria and Dance Base (Scotland’s National Centre for Dance).
The Bilbo Zaharra euskaltegi (Basque language school) will organise a Continuous Reading of Basque Classics again this year at the Arriaga Theatre in Bilbao. This will be the 12th edition of the event, held on June 6 starting at 8 a.m. and lasting 12 hours. The choice in this edition is Otto Pette by Anjel Lertxundi, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Etxepare Basque Institute and LABORAL Kutxa created the prize in 2015 to promote the translation of Basque literature. Deadline for candidates is June 28th.
The Etxepare Basque Institute has opened a call to select a new research fellow at the Jon Bilbao Chair to carry out a research visit at the University of Nevada, Reno. The visit will last one month and will take place between August and December 2019.
The winner of this year’s “Aurten, euskara bai!” short story competition has just been announced. The winning student, Barbara Regina Szewczyk, from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland), will receive a total immersion course in the Basque language at the Zornotza Barnetegi boarding school, with all expenses paid.