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¡Colombia! Euskera!

December 18, 2015 · Leave a Comment

One of the many big news stories coming out of Latin America this week is the advancement of the Colombian peace accords in Havana. We have A LOT on Colombia here at Lauinger, and I’m continually striving to get more. It is still too early to have any books or scholarly articles about the recent developments in the peace process, but if you are interested in current news and analysis, check out Latin American Newsstand, in which you can limit by date and language on the left, or CIAO, which you can also limit by date. In general I found simply searching on the words “Colombia peace” (without the quotes in the actual search) produced better results than “Colombia peace process.”  Note that in Latin American Newsstand you can receive e-mail updates on the upper right of the results list, under “Save Search/Alert,” so you can be continually updated.

In completely different news, I just read this article that Basque culture will be the theme of next year’s Smithsonian Folklife festival here in DC in late June and early July next year. Information is not up yet about next year’s festival, but they are generally held in the same area on the National Mall, between 3rd and 4th Streets.

A quick keyword search in GEORGE reveals that we have about 635 titles in or about the region, people, and language. For articles on Basque history or politics, try databases like Historical Abstracts or International Political Science Abstracts, and for literature and language, MLA International and Linguistic and Language Behavior Abstracts. The Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada-Reno has a great list of links about Basque culture and history as well. I’d love to get at least a few more Basque language self-instruction resources for Lau, but they are few and far between. Do let me know (mrs249[at]georgetown.edu) if you see anything that interests you! I believe with the possibility of Catalan independence, there is also growing interest in the Basque Country, the Valencian Community, and Galicia as well, and I will continue to seek these resources.

I’ll end my last post of the year on a lighter note. My friend Neil let me know earlier today about this documentary on Basque strongmen. It talks a great deal about Basque culture and daily life, especially in the rural areas, and I think it is a good way to wind down at the end of the semester. Happy holidays to all and see you in the New Year! I’ll be back on January 4. Les deseo paz y felicidades en el año nuevo.

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Still here!

April 5, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Hello again! Well, the semester has been a busy one, but busy = good. I will be posting almost daily from now on, except for weekends and holidays.

It is the first day of Easter break and I just wanted to take a moment to highlight a source that is a bit buried at the moment, Archives Unbound. While most of the archive deals with historical events in and about the United States, two may be of interest to Latin American scholars, Feminism in Cuba 1889-1958 and Foreign Relations Between Latin America and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944. I am considering possible purchases from this company, so please let me know what you think.

You can access these via the Archives Unbound link on this page, about 3/4 of the way down. If you’re off-campus, you may need to sign in first.

Click here for Archives Unbound

Have a great Easter weekend!

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