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Back to 2013_11_26_FYL_La Cátedra de Lengua y Cultura Vasca de la Universidad de Navarra clausura mañana los actos conmemorativos de su 50 aniversario

The Chair of language and Basque Culture closes the commemorative events of its 50th anniversary.

The event pays tribute to the Basque philologist Ana Echaide, director of Chair between 1980 and 2002.

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Ana Echaide, director of the Chair from 1980 to 2002. PHOTO: Manuel Castells
26/11/13 12:25

The Chair of language and Basque Culture of the University of Navarra closes the commemorative events of its 50th anniversary. The event, which will take place at 18.00h at the classroom Magna of Central Building, will be attended by the President of the University, Alfonso Sánchez-Tabernero, and the dean of the School of Philosophy and Letters Rosalía Baena.

The workshop, which will begin with the performance of 20 dancers from the group Duguna Dantza Taldea, will include a roundtable on the "Promotion of Basque Culture in the 21st century". Maximino Gómez (Euskarabidea); Andrés Iñigo (Euskaltzaindia); Iñaki Dorronsoro (Eusko-Ikaskuntza); Susana Irigaray (José Miguel de Barandiaran Foundation); Michel Duvert (Societé des Amis du Musée Basque de Bayonne); and Mari Mar Larraza, director of the Chair of language and Basque Culture will take part in this forum.

There will also be a tribute to the Basque philologist Ana Echaide, for her years of work at the head of Chair (1980-2002). This professor, corresponding academic of Euskaltzaindia since 1982 and member of JAKIUNDE since 2009, succeeded José Miguel de Barandiaran in the direction of the Chair and initiated a new line of work to rescue dialectal forms of Basque. He also initiated the teaching of Basque linguistics within the study plans and in 1994 he started and directed the Diploma of programs of study Vascos. The philologist Asier Barandiaran and Full Professor Manuel Casado will take part in the tribute.

Finally, the event will end with a voice and piano recital, at position by mezzo-soprano Nerea Berraondo and pianist Maite Ascunce. This will bring to a close the 50th anniversary commemorative events that began on November 6 with a lecture series graduate "About Basque culture".

The sessions, held in Civivox Condestable, were attended by Sagrario Alemán, member of Euskaltzaindia; the writer Felipe Juaristi; the ethnologist Ander Manterola, president of Etniker Euskalerria; Josetxo Beriain, Full Professor of Sociology at the UPNA; the photographer Xabier Otero; and professors Carlos Chocarro and Gabriel Insausti, who spoke about the figure of the sculptor Néstor Basterretxea.

"We thought that the conferences had to be open to the city, because the University, from its scope, has to join that wide world of institutions and people who work for the promotion of Basque culture," stressed Mari Mar Larraza.