For those who are interesting in learning more about Geertz or did not get a chance to meet him or see him speak in person, I’d like to recommend Alan Macfarlane’s “video interview”:http://www.alanmacfarlane.com/ancestors/geertz.htm with Geertz. It is part of Macfarlane’s “Interviews With Ancestors”:http://www.alanmacfarlane.com/ancestors/audiovisual.html websire, which I’ve mentioned in the past but which I’ll link to again since it is such an incredible and wonderful resource. Macfarlane has also made the “audio of Geertz’s 2004 lecture”:https://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/263 available as well as “the full video taped interview”:http://www.alanmacfarlane.com/DO/filmshow/geertz1_fast.htm for people who would like to watch the whole thing.
There are also some other links that we have mentioned here on SM in the past that will help people who are interested in learning more about Geertz, including his memoir “A Life In Learning”:http://www.acls.org/op45geer.htm and the exhaustive “HyperGeertz Catalog”:http://www.iwp.uni-linz.ac.at/lxe/sektktf/gg/Geertzstarteng.htm. Many of his essays appear on the web as well.