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The Etxepare Institute has organized a conference in Germany on the Basque culture and political struggles

2012-02-24  ¦  .

The Basque symposium was held at the University of Konstanz in Konstanz, Germany

The Etxepare Institute together with the University of Konstanz (Konstanz, Germany) organized a conference on the Basque culture and political struggles; the conference was held at the University of Konstanz. The participants included historians Juan Aranzadi, Jesus Casquete, Francisco Letamendia and Gonzalo Alvarez Txillida, University of the Basque Country linguists Jose Ramon Uriarte, Maitena Etxebarria, Mari Jose Ezeizabarrena and Itziar Idiazabal, journalist Imanol Murua Uria, and Basque writers Arantxa Urretabizkaia, Harkaitz Cano and Iban Zaldua. Ruper Ordorika gave a concert to close the conference. The University of Konstanz offers Basque Studies as part of its curriculum and encourages a knowledge of Basque culture among its students.