The Eloise Garmendia chair to study diverse aspects of Basque art history

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2019-04-12

The programme for this year’s Eloise Garmendia Chair, supported by the Etxepare Basque Institute at Boise State University (USA), will start on April 16th. The guest professor for this edition is Art History professor Ismael Manterola, who will offer seminars on different subjects in the master’s degree programme. The Chair will focus on diverse aspects of Basque Art History.

The programme for this year’s Eloise Garmendia Chair, supported by the Etxepare Basque Institute at Boise State University (USA), will start on April 16th. The guest professor for this edition is Art History professor Ismael Manterola, who will offer seminars on different subjects in the master’s degree programme. The Chair will focus on diverse aspects of Basque Art History.

 

The programme will take place from April 16th to 25th and will be divided into four sections: lessons in three master subjects, and an open lecture. As part of the subject ‘Basque Culture’, Manterola will teach four classes on the history of Basque art divided into two topics: Transmission of values in Basque art and Memories of Forgetting: a case study. There will also be a seminar on the subject ‘The Study of History’ on April 17th, where Manterola will explain how memory studies, gender studies and post-colonial studies have changed how history is made, focusing on the Basque case. In addition, he will give two classes in Spanish on the subject ‘Spain Today’, entitled El boom de la memoria en España: un caso de estudio en el País Vasco (the boom of memory in Spain: a case study of the Basque Country).

The fourth and most important event of the programme will be an open lecture by Manterola at the University’s Education Building. The talk will address one of the topics studied in the master classes, Transmission of values in Basque Modern Art, and will start at 6 p.m.

About the guest professor and the Chair

Ismael Manterola (Zumaia, Basque Country, 1966) is an Art History professor at the Faculty of Art at the University of the Basque Country, UPV-EHU. He earned his Doctorate with a thesis titled Hermes y los pintores vascos de su tiempo (Hermes and the Basque painters of his time), and now divides his time between teaching, research and the media. He is an art critic for the Basque newspaper Berria and has curated a number of art exhibitions. His main lines of research focus on modern and contemporary Basque art.

The Eloise Garmendia Bieter Chair was created through an agreement signed in July 2015. Every year a visiting professor is invited to teach graduate classes in order to promote studies and research on issues related to Basque language and culture. The chair is named after the mother ofDavid H. Bieter, Mayor of Boise (the only Basque-speaking mayor outside the Basque Country), for her commitment to Basque culture and her prominent role in the community.

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