Francophone Month at KTU

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 18:00 to Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 18:00
KTU Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, A. Mickevičiaus Street 37, Kaunas

Wednesday 1 March, 6pm

Opening of the Francophone Month

In the opening event the famous composer, KTU professor emeritus Giedrius Kuprevičius will deliver a lecture “Different Ravel” on the occasion of the 80th death anniversary of Maurice Ravel. Kaunas boys’ choir “Varpelis” will perform French music. Marie Sani, the advisor on collaboration and culture affairs at the Embassy of France in Lithuania and the director of French Institute in Lithuania will take part in the event.

KTU Aula (room 202), Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (A. Mickevičius Street 37)

Language: Lithuanian-French

Thursday 2 March, 6pm

100 Hundred Years Past Edgar Degas Death

Lecture on the artist’s Edgar Degas life and work.

KTU Aula (room 202), Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (A. Mickevičius Street 37)

Languge: Lithuanian

Tuesday 7 March, 6pm

Bourvil and Dear France

The lecture dedicated to the 100th anniversary of French comedy actor André Bourvil will be delivered by Marc Muylaert, lecturer and researcher.

KTU Aula (room 202), Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (A. Mickevičius Street 37)

Language: French

Thursday 9 March, 6pm

Founder of Paris Semiotics School Algirdas Julius Greimas. 100th anniversary (1917–1992)

A lecture delivered by KTU professor Darius Kučinskas and professor Rimtautas Kašponis.

KTU Aula (room 202), Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (A. Mickevičius Street 37)

Language: Lithuanian

Thursday 16 March, 6pm Philosophy

Tomas Sodeika, professor of philosophy will deliver a lecture on the Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s Little Prince in the world of media and communications.

KTU Aula (room 202), Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (A. Mickevičius Street 37)

Language: Lithuanian

Monday 20 March, 6pm

French joie de vivre

Swan Deman, famous chef and an intern lecturer at KTU will talk about the French cuisine. French vine culture will be introduced by Indra Ramanauskienė, the owner of Monte Pacis hospitality complex and sommelier.

KTU Aula (room 202), Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (A. Mickevičius Street 37)

Language: Lithuanian, French

Thursday 23 March, 6pm

Common History of Lithuania and France

Gilles Dutertre, ex-military officer, expert of Baltic history will deliver the lecture on French rule in Mėmel (Klaipėda) in 1920-1923.

KTU Aula (room 202), Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (A. Mickevičius Street 37)

Language: French

Thursday 30 March, 6pm

Closing of the Francophone Month

The Ambassador of Greece in Lithuania Her Excellence Vassiliki Dicopoulou will deliver a lecture on human rights in Europe. His Excellency Ambassador of France Philippe Jeantaud wil be present in the event.

The Francophone Month will close with French songs by musician Vygantas Kazlauskas, accompanied by Tomas Varnagiris (guitar) and Tadas Motiečius (acordeon).

KTU Aula (room 202), Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (A. Mickevičius Street 37)

Language: French, Lithuanian