Many of us, along with Marija Gimbutas, believed her work would eventually be vindicated. We ARE the cognitive minority, waiting for the rest of the world to catch up to many ideals of the Sacred Feminine, including the work of scholar, Marija Gimbutas. Tune in tonight as I discuss this wonderful and long awaited development with elders and scholars, Carol Christ and Miriam Robbins Dexter.
In the words of Carol, "The disdain with which the work of archaeologist Marija Gimbutas has been held in the field of classics and archaeology was shown to me when I started quietly at a cocktail party at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens that I was interested in her work. This comment, tentatively offerred, onleashed a tirade from a young female archaeologist who began shouting at me: "Her work unscholarly and because it is, it is harder for me and other women scholars in the field to be taken seriously." (From the Feminism and Religion blog)
If you're new to this subject, we'll start at the beginning, briefly discussing Marija's findings and why male dominated academia for so long discredited her work, followed by this new revelation by Lord Colin Renfrew, allied with the British Conservative Party. We'll discuss the politics of this situation as well as other peripheral areas in which this new revelation will no doubt have a domino effect.
You won't want to miss this. Be sure to tell your friends! Thanks to Carol Christ for taking to the airwaves for this important discussion. Certainly a bright spot for us all in a very dark year!