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The cycle “In the Light of Women Scientists” resumes in autumn

2022 | September 26
  • This cycle of colloquia is the result of collaboration between Elhuyar and Donostia Kultura and will continue in autumn.
  • The aim of the project is to make women scientists known; through personal interviews, it will provide the opportunity to meet scientists working in different areas.
  • The talks will be held in Basque at 19:00 in the event room of the Ernest Lluch Cultural Center.

The colloquium cycle “In the Light of Women Scientists”, organized jointly by Elhuyar and Donostia Kultura, will be continued in autumn with three more sessions, to be held on 4 October and 8 and 29 November.

The aim of this project is to get to know women scientists, because in the history of science and technology women's contributions have been relegated and hidden, and even today discrimination against women is still evident in this area.
Through personal interviews, there will be an opportunity to meet three female scientists working in different fields: Itziar Laka Mugarza, Amaia Bacigalupe de la Hera and Lourdes Herrasti Erlogorri. Answering the questions of Ana Galarraga Aiestaran, Elhuyar science disseminator, will explain the reasons that drive them to research, the questions they seek answers, the things that have surprised them and the difficulties they face. Furthermore, they will recommend their favorite books to overcome the stereotype of “two cultures” (sciences and humanities).

Autumn colloquium cycle 2022

The first colloquium will take place on 4 October. The interviewee will be Itziar Laka Mugarza, and the title will be as follows: [Itziar Laka Mugarza: in search of the unimaginable, starting with language].
Itziar Laka Mugarza is professor in the Basque Language and Studies department and director of the research team La Mente Bilingüe of the UPV/EHU. He is a member of Jakiunde, Academy of Sciences, Arts and Literature of the Basque Country, and a corresponding member of Euskaltzaindia. She authored the grammar A Brief Grammar of Euskara, the Basque Language, available on the Internet. His research combines theoretical linguistics with experimental methods of psycho-neurolinguistics, to study the neural representation and processing of language, especially in the realm of syntax and bilingualism.

The second interviewee will be Amaia Bacigalupe de la Hera. The talk will take place on November 8th, and will deal with health, under the title Amaia Bacigalupe de la Hera: health is not just absence of disease.

Amaia Bacigalupe de la Hera is a PhD in Public Health, Professor of Sociology at the University of the Basque Country and researcher at the OPIK group (research group on social determinants of health and demographic change). Bacigalupe is critical of the management of the COVID-19 crisis, because he does not think it is something that happened by chance, nor that it has affected everyone equally. And COVID-19 is just one example. Because health is not just the absence of disease, but well-being in a general sense. Bacigalupe is working with that vision to implement better policies.

The third and final colloquium will revolve around Lourdes Herrasti Erlogorri, and will take place on November 29, under the title Lourdes Herrasti Erlogorri: building memory, unearthing the past.”

Lourdes Herrasti Erlogorri holds a degree in Geography and History from the University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea and a high school teacher. He specializes in osteoarchaeology and has been working in Aranzadi for over 30 years. He has participated in important archaeological findings, such as the Neolithic site of San Juan before Portam Latinam (Álava) or the exhumation of deposits of the civil war, combining scientific rigor and humanity.

The three colloquiums will be in the Basque language at 19:00 in the event room of the Ernest Lluch Cultural Center.
The audio of the colloquiums will also be heard on the DK Irratia posters and on the Elhuyar zientzia website.