E U S K A LT Z A I N D I A
THE INSTITUTION’S ACTIVITIES
Nafarroa Oinez, ICOS, European Heritage Days In September, like every year, Euskaltzaindia took part in the Nafarroa Oinez celebrations and, this year, the Academy took part in many of the activities held in Tafalla. Amongst other thing, it presented a book along with the Ikastola Assocation: The Ikastola Movement, a Country on the Move. In September, too, Euskaltzaindia was represented at the 24th ICOS (International Council of Onomastic Sciences) Meeting, held at Barcelona. “Names in Everyday Life” was the name of the presentation given at the meeting by two of the members of Euskaltzaindia’s Onomastics committee: Patxi Galé and Mikel Gorrotxategi. In the first place, they presented the Basque Onomastics Corpus and, secondly, they spoke about the way this work is organized. Throughout October, European Heritage Days were held under the heading “Lights and Progrees. The Times of the Illustration in Bizkaia”. This year Euskaltzaindia took part in this event, which is organized by the Bizkaia Provincial Government. The Academy organized events during five days: the 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th and 17th. The 14 2011 Memory
“Basque, Immaterial Heritage” project was prepared, and, on the mentioned days, seven conferences were given by Xabier Kintana, Mikel Gorrotxategi, Aritz Abaroa, Josune Olabarria and Pruden Gartzia; there were also guided visits. 41 people went to the conferences and 31 people went on the guided visits. In October Euskaltzaindia also took part in the “Names’ Names” cycle of conferences organizaed by Izarra Culture Assocciation, of Elgoibar, and Elgoibar Town Council. The cycle’s subtitle was “Everything which has a name exists” and it was based around three subject matters: Elgoibar name places, spoken Basque and the history of Basque names and surnames.
XVI Jagon Conferences On 11th November the Academy’s Promotion Committee organized the 16th Jagon Conferences at Artium Museum in Gasteiz. The conferences’ title was “Arabatik Arabara euskaraz” (From Araba to Araba in Basque) and the Academy took part along with associations and institutions from Araba. The Provincial Government also helped with organization. During the
conferences, relfections were made on Basque’s past, its current situation and its future. The characteristics of Basque speakers from Araba were also examined and, amongst other topics, new ways of speaking Basque were discussed. In November, Euskaltzaindia took part in a congress held at Civitat / Cividale del Friule, in the north of Italy, entitled Nomi, Luoghi, Identità. Toponomastica e Politiche Linguistiche (Names, Places, Identity. Toponymy and Language Policies). The organizers were Gruppo di Studio sulle Politiche Linguistiche (GSPL), Societa di Linguistica Italiana (SLI) and Societa Filologica Friulana, assisted by the University of Udine and Friuli Venezia Giulia automomous region. Mikel Gorrotxategi, the Secretary of the Onomastics Committee, spoke at the conference. The Academy also took part in Xalbador Eguna (Xalbador Day), held at Urepele.
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