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Eloise Garmendia Bieter chair in Basque Studies lecture series

The Department of World Languages, Basque Studies Minor is proud to announce the 2022 Boise State University Eloise Garmendia Bieter Chair in Basque Studies lecture series. This year’s chair is Dr. Xabier Irujo, director of the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The Boise State University talks will be offered face-to-face and via Zoom. Contact Nere Lete at for Zoom links to these lectures.

Confronting Trauma: Writing about Gernika
Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, 12 p.m.
Student Union Building, Bishop Barnwell Room

Wor(l)d Building: Writing Historical Fiction
Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, 6 p.m.
Interactive Learning Center (ILC), room 213

An Idahoan Named Egurtxiki: The man who learnt Euskara to write about the bombing of Gernika
Thursday, March 3, 2022, 6 – 8 p.m.
Basque Museum and Cultural Center, Boise

William Smallwood “Egurtxiki” conducted more than one hundred clandestine interviews among survivors of the bombing of Gernika in the spring of 1972 and wrote, “The Day Guernica Was Bombed: A Story Told by Witnesses and Survivors.” He passed away last December in Arizona.