The William A. Douglass Chair will open on September 26

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2016-09-23

The William A. Douglass Chair in Basque Cultural Studies, created this year by the Etxepare Basque Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will open on September 26.

This new chair will be dedicated to promoting the Basque Anthropology Studies, and will organize an annual conference and a seminar on this subject. The first edition of the conference will be dedicated to the work of Douglass himself.  In addition, Jackie Urla, Professor of the Department of Anthropology, will create the subject "Culture and Heritage in Europe", which will deal with special attention the history of the Basques.


The chair will open officially on September 26,  with a Inaugural Lecture by William A. Douglass. The very same day the university will hold the international symposium "William Douglass, Basque Studies and the Anthopology of Europe", with the participation of the experts: Caroline Brettell, Susan Carol Rogers, Sharon Roseman and Joseba Zulaika. The Etxepare Basque Institute will be represented by Mari Jose Olaziregi, director for the Promotion and Dissemination of the Euskera and responsible for the area of universities.

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The William A. Douglass Chair in Basque Cultural Studies, created this year by the Etxepare Basque Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will open on September 26.

This new chair will be dedicated to promoting the Basque Anthropology Studies, and will organize an annual conference and a seminar on this subject. The first edition of the conference will be dedicated to the work of Douglass himself.  In addition, Jackie Urla, Professor of the Department of Anthropology, will create the subject "Culture and Heritage in Europe", which will deal with special attention the history of the Basques.


The chair will open officially on September 26,  with a Inaugural Lecture by William A. Douglass. The very same day the university will hold the international symposium "William Douglass, Basque Studies and the Anthopology of Europe", with the participation of the experts: Caroline Brettell, Susan Carol Rogers, Sharon Roseman and Joseba Zulaika. The Etxepare Basque Institute will be represented by Mari Jose Olaziregi, director for the Promotion and Dissemination of the Euskera and responsible for the area of universities.

Douglass appeared very satisfied when he received the news of the creation of the chair last year; in his words, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is "the best place to institutionalize" a chair of this type, as they have done "a great job in the field of European anthropological studies".

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