Seminar on Manuel Irujo and the Basque Politics of the 20th Century in Liverpool

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2015-03-12

The seminar Manuel Irujo and the 20th Century Basque Politics, sponsored by the Manuel Irujo Fellowship at the University of Liverpool,  which has been launched by the Etxepare Basque Institute,  was hels on march 9. The program has been promoted by  the Basque Studies Program Professor  at the University of Liverpool, Gorka Mercero Alzugarai and the co-director of the Center for Basque Studies of the Reno University, Xabier Irujo, first Manuel Irujo Fellow.

During the seminar, which was attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Liverpool, Chris Harris, several experts analyzed the life of Manuel Irujo and his contribution to the Basque politics of the twentieth century.  The speakers were Aurora Madaula (Universitat de Barcelona), Aritz Ipiña (UPV-EHU), Irati Agirreazkuenaga (London School of Economics) and Aritz Onaindia (UPV-EHU). And Aranzazu Amezaga, Irujo’s biógrapher, who has recently been awarded with the Sabino Arana Award in recognition of her professional contribution, introduced Irujo in his historical context.

 

Xabier Irujo and Joseba Agirreazkuenaga served as moderators, and they closed  the seminar with a  discussion panel on the Irujo’s  life, including  the two dictatorships he suffered  (those of Alfonso XIII and Franco), two wars and a long exile, ended with an unfinished transition. Irujo’s ideology, democracy-christian , full respect for human rights, republicanism and construction of a Basque republic within a united Europe remains its strongest legacy.

The activities organized by the  Manuel Irujo Fellowship
will continue in Liverpool until March 26.

In the picture (left to right): Aurora Madaula, Aritz Onandia, Aritz Ipiña, Ane and Mirentxu Button Irujo (granddaughters of Manuel Irujo), Ron Bates, Irati Agirreazkuenaga, Gorka Mercero, Mikel Irujo, Joseba Agirreazkuenaga, Xabier Irujo and Arantzazu Ametzaga.

The seminar Manuel Irujo and the 20th Century Basque Politics, sponsored by the Manuel Irujo Fellowship at the University of Liverpool,  which has been launched by the Etxepare Basque Institute,  was hels on march 9. The program has been promoted by  the Basque Studies Program Professor  at the University of Liverpool, Gorka Mercero Alzugarai and the co-director of the Center for Basque Studies of the Reno University, Xabier Irujo, first Manuel Irujo Fellow.

During the seminar, which was attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Liverpool, Chris Harris, several experts analyzed the life of Manuel Irujo and his contribution to the Basque politics of the twentieth century.  The speakers were Aurora Madaula (Universitat de Barcelona), Aritz Ipiña (UPV-EHU), Irati Agirreazkuenaga (London School of Economics) and Aritz Onaindia (UPV-EHU). And Aranzazu Amezaga, Irujo’s biógrapher, who has recently been awarded with the Sabino Arana Award in recognition of her professional contribution, introduced Irujo in his historical context.

 

Xabier Irujo and Joseba Agirreazkuenaga served as moderators, and they closed  the seminar with a  discussion panel on the Irujo’s  life, including  the two dictatorships he suffered  (those of Alfonso XIII and Franco), two wars and a long exile, ended with an unfinished transition. Irujo’s ideology, democracy-christian , full respect for human rights, republicanism and construction of a Basque republic within a united Europe remains its strongest legacy.

The activities organized by the  Manuel Irujo Fellowship
will continue in Liverpool until March 26.

In the picture (left to right): Aurora Madaula, Aritz Onandia, Aritz Ipiña, Ane and Mirentxu Button Irujo (granddaughters of Manuel Irujo), Ron Bates, Irati Agirreazkuenaga, Gorka Mercero, Mikel Irujo, Joseba Agirreazkuenaga, Xabier Irujo and Arantzazu Ametzaga.

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