Recurring Event

William A. Douglass Center for Basque Studies Seminar Series

Guest lectures by individuals in various disciplines, grad students, faculty and community members. 

Seminar Schedule

February 20:
Keke Kelly, student in the Equity, Diversity, and Language Education Ph.D. program, UNR College of Education and Human Development, “Occitan Activism, Linguistic and Cultural Maintenance: Protests by Resisters, Feminists, and Farmers in Southwestern France"

February 27:
Debbie Boehm, Foundation Professor, Anthropology and Gender, Race, and Identity, UNR College of Liberal Arts, “The End(s) of U.S. Immigration Detention”           

March 5: 
Dale Erquiaga, Basque American novelist, “Things Your Mother Never Told You: How to Use Memoir, Research, and Historical Fiction to Tell Your Family Story”

March 12:
Sandy Ott, Professor, Center for Basque Studies, UNR College of Liberal Arts, “The Luxembourg Jews: A Peculiar Case of Refugee Migration and German Participation in Survival, 1940-1942”

March 19:
Mariann Vaczi, Assistant Professor, Center for Basque Studies, UNR College of Liberal Arts, “Indigenous, Traditional, and Folk Sports: Contesting Modernities”

April 2:
Sandhya K. Narayanan, Assistant Professor and linguistic anthropologist, Anthropology Department, UNR College of Liberal Arts, “To Speak as Our Ancestors Once Did, or How to Reclaim a Sleeping Language: Revitalizing Massachusett ”

April 9:
Andrea García González, Postdoctoral fellow at the Universidad de Granada, in partnership with the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, "Silence and Forgetting: Violence, the Basque Conflict, and Vulnerable Listening – A Feminist Approach"

April 16: 
James McSpadden, Assistant Professor of Modern European History, History Department, UNR College of Liberal Arts, “Looted Nazi and Holocaust-Era Books in the United States”

April 23:
Stanley Brandes, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, “People of the Sierra and the Emergence of European Social Anthropology”

April 30:
Martin Etchart Basque American novelist and Professor of English, Literature, and English at Phoenix College (venue for this seminar: The Rotunda, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, UNR). Etchart is author of three novels published with the University of Nevada Press, The Good Oak, The Last Shepherd, and White Dove, Tell Me. The Last Shepherd won a Gold Medal IPPY for Multicultural Fiction. The Center for Basque Studies is grateful to the University of Nevada Press for supporting this event as part of its book launch of Etchart’s White Dove, Tell Me.

Tuesday, April 23 at 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

More dates through April 30, 2024

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