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Events this week in Indiana about Euskera, bertsolaritza, poetry and indigenous languages with various Basque experts

10/30/2019

Translator, Amaia Gabantxo, who will talk this Friday about translating Basque poetry
Translator, Amaia Gabantxo, who will talk this Friday about translating Basque poetry

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West Lafayette, IN, USA. Lectures and presentations will take place at the University of Purdue in Indiana, as part of the international conference, "Year of Indigenous Languages 2019: Perspectives.” The conference organized as part of this year of indigenous language enjoys the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute and on October 31st will gather the following experts: Ane Ortega, Arkaitz Zarraga, and Andoni Barreña who will give a talk entitled, “Creating Networks and Partnerships for Indigenous Language Revitalization: The Nasa-Basque Experience.”

On November 1st, translator, Amaia Gabantxo will talk about translating Basque poetry, “From the Square to the Page, and onto the Other Page: The Order of Things in Basque Poetry in Translation.”

On the same day, anthropologist and professor, Jone Miren Hernandez Garcia will give a talk on the process of the revitalization of Euskera and bertsolaritza entitled, “Bertso baten bila/Looking for a Bertso.”

The International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019: Perspectives,” conference aims to extol indigenous communities and languages and promote collaboration through different voices.  It will mainly focus on the achievements of communities with indigenous languages; collaborations with communities; educational policies for revitalization and language maintenance; the situation of indigenous languages in the 21st century; indigenous voices in popular culture (social networks, fiction, poetry, movies or hip hop); and indigenous languages and linguistic diversity.



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