It’s been a while since I’ve been able to do any updates. I hope to do a series of them over the next few weeks and get reasonably “caught up”.
A while back, I blogged about a new journal, BOGA, that intended to take up the reins of the former Journal of Basque Studies in America as a vehicle for publishing original research about the Basque people and culture in English. BOGA’s mission statement is:
This journal is a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed academic publication dedicated to the scholarly study of all aspects of Basque culture with the aspiration to foster a better understanding of Basque culture and heritage in its diverse aspects by disseminating original works of interest to an English speaking audience and to encourage interaction–learning links–among academics from various learning traditions; e.g., linguistic, philosophical, anthropological, ethnological, historic, literary, artistic, religious, economic, cultural, international relations, etc.
It is very exciting to report that BOGA has launched its inaugural issue! The issue features articles by William Douglass on Basque Immigration to the United States, an article on Basque literature by David Laraway, and another on the Etxepare Institute by Sho Hagio.
I’m not very familiar with the original Journal of Basque Studies in America, beyond an article I wrote in 2000 on the then-state of the Basque presence on the Internet, but it seems that BOGA takes the scholarship of the Journal to another level, and is thus an admirable successor to the spirit of the Journal of Basque Studies in America that provides an excellent vehicle for promoting the Basques and their culture.