To mark the centenary of Greimas, various events are taking place around the world: conferences, symposiums, exhibitions, commemorations and festivities. On this page, you will find a brief summary of events that we know of.


All year

Lithuanian universities are hosting the Semiotour

Open seminars are going to provide an introduction to semiotics and the personality of Greimas, the discoveries of ongoing research projects, as well as the results of already completed inquiries


December 12

A. J. Greimas and Semiotics of the Image

Discussion between scholars from France, Italy, Lithuania and Luxembourg

November 24

“Santara. Greimas 100.”

Dr Jūratė Levina talks about Greimas’ contribution to science, actress Živilė Šlekytė-Stanton shares her memories of Greimas, TV show host and producer Rytis Zemkauskas presents his new documentary “Cherchez Greimas” (“Look for Greimas”).

London, United Kingdom

October 21

“Greimas, Known and Unknown”

Lecture by Arūnas Sverdiolas, professor at the A. J. Greimas Centre of Semiotics and Literary Theory. Part of the series of public lectures ART ON AIR.

Vilnius, Lithuania

October 7

“Let’s Gather in the Childhood Home of Algirdas Julien Greimas”

The afternoon event will take place in the village of Kunigiškės I, at the Svėdasai Country Museum. In this house, Greimas and his parents lived in 1918–19. It was the first residence of Greimas in Lithuania. Photo by K. R. Kašponis.

Kunigiškiai, Lithuania

October 3

Educational project “My Lithuania. I Return To My Homeland”

Closing event of the schoolchildren art contest dedicated to the centenary of Greimas.

Vilnius, Lithuania

October 2

“Algirdas Julien Greimas in Lithuania, in the World and at School”

Conference for school teachers from Lithuania and Lithuanian schools abroad.


Vilnius, Lithuania

October 2

„Cherchez Greimas“

Presentation of documentary film and meeting with its director Rytis Zemkauskas.

More information here:

Vilnius, Lithuania

October 2

“The World as Seen by a Semiotician”

Opening of exhibition dedicated to the year of Greimas at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania.

More information here:

Vilnius, Lithuania

July 6-9

Academic study week “Baltos lankos” in Druskininkai

Druskininkai, Lithuania. More information here:


June 26 – July 2

Exhibition “The World as Seen by a Semiotician” to mark the centenary of the birth of A. J. Greimas

POST Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania

June 26-30

The A. J. Greimas section at the 13th World Congress of Semiotics in Kaunas

Kaunas, Lithuania. More information here: Photos:

June 23-25

Session dedicated to A. J. Greimas at the “Santara-Šviesa” convention in Alanta

Alanta, Lithuania

May 29 – June 11

Exhibition “The World as Seen by a Semiotician” to mark the centenary of the birth of A. J. Greimas

School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (ÉHESS), Paris, France. Photos:

May 30 - June 2

International congress “Greimas Today. The Future of Structure: Semiotics, Language, Society” at the UNESCO headquarters

Paris, France

May 22-24

Remembrance of Algirdas Julien Greimas is one of the three main topics at the International Congress of Lithuanian Studies

Wrocław, Poland

May 19

Conference “The Centenary of A. J. Greimas: From Prienai to Paris”

Prienai, Lithuania

May 8-10

Convention dedicated to A. J. Greimas at the Sapienza University in Rome

Rome, Italy. More information here:

March 31

Academic conference “Algirdas Julien Greimas in the Intellectual History of Exile”

Kaunas, Lithuania

March 29

Discussion “The Multi-Faceted A. J. Greimas” at the Office of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

A plenary lecture was delivered by Jacques Fontanille, professor at the University of Limoges. Video:

March 27-31

Conference dedicated to Greimas in Lima

Lima, Peru. More information here:

March 23

Educational event for students of the Kazimieras Būga Gymnasium at the Dusetos Cultural Centre.

Dusetos, Lithuania

March 17

Series of events in Kupiškis: “100th Anniversary of the Birth of World-Renowned Semiotician Algirdas Julien Greimas”

Kupiškis, Lithuania

March 15-16

Series of public lectures “Let’s Be Semioticians” at the gallery of the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO

Vilnius, Lithuania

March 14

Opening of the exhibition “The Centenary of Algirdas Julien Greimas” at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences

Vilnius, Lithuania. Video:

March 14-18

International conference dedicated to Greimas in São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil. More information here:

March 9

Presentation of the postage stamp issued in honnor of Greimas and designed by Aušrelė Ratkevičienė

Vilnius, Lithuania

March 9

Presentation of the collectible silver coin released in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Algirdas Julien Greimas

Vilnius, Lithuania

March 9

Inauguration of an honorary Algirdas Julien Greimas lecture room at the Faculty of Philology of Vilnius University

Vilnius, Lithuania. Photos:

March 9

Opening of the exhibition “In Persistent Search of Meaning: Algirdas Julien Greimas (1917-1992)” at Vilnius University

Vilnius, Lithuania. Photos:

March 8

Special evening in commemoration of the centenary of Greimas’ birth at the Vilnius Town Hall

Vilnius, Lithuania. Photos: Video:

February 27

Conference dedicated to Greimas in Baghdad

Baghdad, Iraq

February 26

Presentation of the Russian edition of “Of Gods and Men” at the Vilnius Book Fair

Vilnius, Lithuania. Photos:

February 24

Presentation of the book “Algirdas Julien Greimas. The Person and the Ideas”, vol. I at the Vilnius Book Fair

Vilnius, Lithuania. Photos:

February 24

Panel discussion “What A. J. Greimas Means for Lithuania?” with K. Nastopka, A. Sverdiolas, S. Žukas, moderated by A. Gelūnas

Vilnius, Lithuania. Video: