William A. Douglass Center for Basque Studies

The Center for Basque Studies houses the Jon Bilbao Basque Library – one of the world’s largest collections of Basque-related materials, currently at 55,000 volumes.

Apply to the Tutorial Ph.D. in Basque Studies

Deadlines are November 1 (Spring) and April 15 (Fall)

Four Basque women dressed in Basque clothing talk to one another

Basque Studies Press

The Center for Basque Studies has its own press, the largest English-language publisher in the world about the Basques.

Basque people stand on stage outside for performance

Tutorial Ph.D.

The Tutorial Ph.D. program in Basque Studies provides an opportunity to pursue doctoral studies emphasizing Basque-related courses and dissertation research.

Read the latest Basque Studies newsletter

Basque Studies news stories

Unity as the motto of the French revolution

Linguistic terror

In 1794, the darkest period of the French Republic, it was decreed by law that no other language than French could be spoken. Not speaking French was considered a “counterrevolutionary” behavior.

Native American Tom Torlino before and after boarding school

Genocide, kill the Indian and save the man

The recent discovery of the remains of 215 indigenous children, former boarding students of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, has sparked a bitter debate both within and beyond the borders of Canada

Two people sit at table talking and recording podcast

Elevating Humanity: A podcast of the College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts launches new podcast featuring faculty research and creative work