The cultural and linguistic organization Euskararen Jatorria
(The Future of the Basque Language
) has organized the First International Conference on Iruña-Veleia which will have the presence of important international scholars like the “pope” of modern Archeology Edward Harris
, among others.
The conference will be on November 24th in Vitoria-Gasteiz, see below for details.
The program so far is just in Basque language, so I will make a synthetic translation here (large sections skipped and some notes and explanations added by me):
9:00 Inauguration and introduction
Morning season: archeology, archeometry, paleopathology
09:15 Edward Harris: Iruña-Veleia in the context of the revolution in stratigraphic principles in archaeology
09:55 Antonio Rodriguez Colmenero: Grafitos, textos y diseños de la Veleia romana: la urgencia de una solución (Graffiti, texts and designs from Roman Veleia: urgency of a solution)
10:25 Synthesis of the (2007) report of Julio Núñez (only archaeologist in the official commission and now most controversial Director of the Iruña-Veleia site)
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 Francisco Javier Santos Arévalo: Métodos de datación por isótopos (Dating methods by isotopes)
12:45 Joaquin Baxarias Tibau: Estudio de las marcas antrópicas sobre hueso halladas en el yacimiento romano de Iruña-Veleia (Study on the anthropic marks on bone found in the Roman site of Iruña-Veleia)
12:15 Round table
Afternoon season: linguistics and epigraphy
16:30 Luis Silgo Gauche: Las inscripciones de Iruña-Veleia y la estabilidad de la lengua vasca (The inscriptions of Iruña-Veleia and the stability of Basque language)
17:00 Antonio Arnaiz Villena: Las inscripciones íberas en Iruña-Veleia (The Iberian inscriptions in Iruña-Veleia)
17:30 Synthesis of the (2007) reports of Gorrochategui and Lakarra
18:20 Verbal communications
19:00 Round table
Inscription and information
Inquiries and complementary information: (+34) 688 887 301
Cost: 45 euros (with meal). Without meal: 33 euros. Pay to the following accounts in advance and then email to the address above with your full name:
Euskadiko Kutxa: 3035 -0038-91-0380081747
It is not convenient to inscribe yourself in the last moment because the hall is in a restricted access zone.
How to arrive
The conference will take place in Vitoria-Gasteiz, specifically in the Europa Jauregia (Europe Palace), site in Gasteiz Av. (avenida, etorbidea) no. 83.
If you arrive by car (from the North or East), you should exit the highway at the Foronda Airport, take the Foronda Gate (atea, portal) then, at the roundabout, the short Honduras street (kale, calle) and then you should be at Gasteiz Av. There are no parking taxes (OTA) in that area.
If you arrive in bus from Billbao, they recommend to get down in the second stop, at Adriano VI st.
If you arrive to the bus station you can walk across the old quarter (which is on a hill and has small irregular streets apt to get lost, although not too much) or go around it. The walk should take some 20 minutes however. There are regular bus services from the other Basque capitals, as well as several Spanish or other European cities like Madrid, Zurich, Barcelona, etc. (see here