Cuba Studies

2018 Oct 19

Reflections on Cuban Visual Arts: Race, Politics, and Institutional Development

12:00pm

This panel explores how Cuban visual arts constitutes an important platform to understand a wide range of historical and current socio-political issues. The presenters reflect on topics such as the relationship between figurative art, race, and nation, the transcultural dynamics of Cuba’s concrete art, the contributions of monographs to existing historiography, and the role of the Cuban Art Foundation in the development of national arts and society.

“Concrete Cuba”
Abigail McEwen, associate professor of Latin American art history at the University of...

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2018 Sep 14

Cuba Studies Program: Radio Wars Not Cold Wars: Political Dissidence and Transnational Clandestine Broadcasting

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alejandra Bronfman, Associate Professor in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies, at the University at Albany-SUNY

Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics
Professor of African and African American Studies and of History 
Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

Cuba was a center of the Caribbean “radio wars” of the...

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2019 Oct 04

Music Workshop / Síntesis: Una visión de la herencia musical afro-cubana

12:00pm

Location: 

Library Theater in McKinlock Hall (Leverett House) 25 Mill Street, Cambridge MA 02138
Image of Sintesis

Síntesis is one of the emblematic ensembles of contemporary Cuban music, due to the richness, variety and conceptual structure of their sonic style. Sintesis music pioneered the fusion of Afro-Cuban musical traditions with contemporary jazz and rock in the late 1970s. They are among the most recognized and popular...

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2020 Feb 28

CANCELED: The Resurgence of the Right: Evaluating the impact of the Trump policies on the opinion towards Cuba and its government within the Cuban diaspora of South Florida

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Room S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Guillermo J. Grenier, Professor of Sociology and Chair in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University

Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History; Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University

The work presents the results of the most recent Cuba Poll, (November 2018) and compares the details with the opinions compiled by the research...

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The new issue of Cuban Studies, CS47, is available now!

March 27, 2019

We are happy to announce the new issue of Cuban Studies, CS47. The number features a dossier on cultural policy, which is accompanied by a number of primary sources written by Cuban artists during the first years of the revolution. CS47 also includes articles on the periodization of the Cuban revolution, José Martí's philosophy, on recent macroeconomic trends, and much more! We hope you enjoy the read!

The journal Cuban Studies renews its Editorial Board

March 27, 2019

The editorial team of Cuban Studies welcomes its new editorial board, which will serve during the period of 2019-2024 to continue advancing the development of the journal. We thank the 2013-2018 board for all its support and guidance. Without its sustained collaboration the journal's work would not have been possible. The 2019-2014 Cuban Studies Editorial Board is formed by: Abigail McEwen, University of Maryland, USA Ada Ferrer, New York University, USA Ailynn Torres Santana, Instituto de Investigación Juan Marinello, Cuba Alison Fraunhar, Saint Xavier University, USA Christina Abreu,...

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The Rafael Queneditt Morales papers are now available at Harvard Libraries

September 27, 2018

The Rafael Queneditt Morales papers are now available at Harvard's Fine Arts Library. Rafael Queneditt Morales (1942–2016) was an important Cuban sculptor whose work centered on the celebration of Afro-Cuban culture in general and of Afro-Cuban spirituality in particular. His art combined the language of geometric abstraction with the use of traditional woodcarving to produce representations of Afro-Cuban religious rituals, deities and symbolism. He formed the art collective Grupo Antillano (1978–1983), creating a platform where distinguished visual artists, intellectuals, writers, and...

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Harvard to Digitize its Cuba Library Collections

March 23, 2018

The Cuba Studies Program of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce that the Harvard Library has begun an important process of digitization of some of its most important Cuba-related resources. The digitization of the José Augusto Escoto Cuban History and Literature collection, ca. 1574-1920, is now underway. The Harvard Library houses the largest collection of unique Cuban monographs in the United States. Over the next two years, Harvard aims to digitize monographs produced in Cuba before 1923 and make them freely accessible....

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