The summer course Excellence in Basque Studies offered training to current and future readers

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2016-07-11

The Summer Course organized by the Etxepare Basque Institute and the UPV-EHU Excellence in Basque Studies was held on July 7-8 at the Miramar Palace of Donostia. The course provides training to the current and future readers that teach Basque language and culture in universities around the world, and as every year, has been a meeting point for international experts.


After the presentation of the director of the course Mari Jose Olaziregi, the Professor of Universität Leipzig Carsten Sinner opened the course with a lecture on "Translation Studies and minority languages". He was followed by Ivan Igartua (UPV-EHU) - "Euskara among the world languages"- and the morning session finished with Elizabete Manterola Agirrezabalaga (UPV-EHU) who spoke about translation in the current Basque culture.


In the afternoon, however, it was the turn of two readers of the Etxepare Institute: Diana Palenzuela of the University of Chicago -“Bazen behin a girl whose face was a white as snow: Ipuin tradizionalen bidez euskara irakasteko abentura”- and Oxel Uribetxeberria Lete from the universities of Szeged and Elte - "Teaching Basque language and culture at hungarian universities”.

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The Summer Course organized by the Etxepare Basque Institute and the UPV-EHU Excellence in Basque Studies was held on July 7-8 at the Miramar Palace of Donostia. The course provides training to the current and future readers that teach Basque language and culture in universities around the world, and as every year, has been a meeting point for international experts.


After the presentation of the director of the course Mari Jose Olaziregi, the Professor of Universität Leipzig Carsten Sinner opened the course with a lecture on "Translation Studies and minority languages". He was followed by Ivan Igartua (UPV-EHU) - "Euskara among the world languages"- and the morning session finished with Elizabete Manterola Agirrezabalaga (UPV-EHU) who spoke about translation in the current Basque culture.


In the afternoon, however, it was the turn of two readers of the Etxepare Institute: Diana Palenzuela of the University of Chicago -“Bazen behin a girl whose face was a white as snow: Ipuin tradizionalen bidez euskara irakasteko abentura”- and Oxel Uribetxeberria Lete from the universities of Szeged and Elte - "Teaching Basque language and culture at hungarian universities”.


The Friday started with a presentation by Mariann Vaczi of the University of Dunaujvaros on the "Local game global sport: Athletic Club of Bilbao", followed by Estibaliz Amorrotu (University of Deusto): "To learn Euskara outside the family: a true speaker, a legitimate speaker". Cinema was also present thanks to professor of the UPV-EHU Oscar Alvarez Gila, who spoke about the different stereotypes of Basque people at the cinema of Hollywood. Finally the course was closed by the reader of the Universität of Leipzig Unai Lauzirika and the Basque Culture Officer of the Etxepare Institute Alex Aginagalde Lopez. The first one explained his experience as a reader, and the second one presented his research work on the motivation and opinions of the students of the Institute’s readership network.

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