The third Marija Gimbutas Memorial Lecture was given by Professor Ruth Tringham of the University of California Berkeley. This took place at the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute on December 1, 2021. The title of her talk was “Old Europe: House, Fire, the Goddess, and Ambiguity” The full presentaiton, incuding introductory comments from myself, can be found by clicking HERE.
There are two other art-related videos that may be of interest. These are both in the Lithuanian language.
On November 22, 2021, at Rygiskiu Jono High School in Marijampole, Lithuania, was a ceremony thanking me for donating a four meter wide painting “Burial Rites / Symphony”. This is a historically very important high school, and a prestigious one to attend. Amongst it’s many illustrious graduates are Vincas Kudirka, the author of the Lithuanian national anthem, and Jonas Basanavicius, the “father” of Lithuania. The event was filmed and broadcast on Marijampole television. This can be viewed by clicking HERE.
I was invited to speak about the link between art and memory at a meeting of Lithuania’s Young Psychiatrists Association. The meeting took place on November 20, 2021, as I was actually flying into Lithuania. Thus, my talk was pre-recorded. The video is in Lithuanian and can be viewed by clicking HERE.