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Caribeños at the Table: An Evening with Melissa Fuster

Books & Books, FIU's Cuban Research Institute, and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Melissa Fuster Caribeños at the Table: How Migration, Health, and Race Intersect in New York City (University of North Carolina Press, $29.94) Monday, November 1, 7 PM ET Please note this is a free event! However, if you would like […]

Cuban Plagiarisms: How Shopkeeper Bernardo May Sold Nineteenth-Century Havana

Visiting Cuban scholar at Florida International University, Justo Planas, will discuss the origin and impact of Frenchman Frédéric Mialhe’s rendering of Havana that defined European views of the nineteenth century Havana.   In addition to analyzing May’s plagiarism, this presentation by Dr. Justo Planas will examine his work as a critical reinterpretation of Frédéric Miahle's […]

Virtual Book Presentation | The Crisis of Care, Aging, and Welfare Policies in Cuba

This volume, edited by Dr. Elaine Acosta González, helps to understand the challenges facing Cuban society in terms of care and well-being, through an interdisciplinary and diverse perspective regarding different theoretical and methodological approaches on the subject. The book covers various groups that require care (the elderly, children, and people with disabilities), to show some […]

Understanding the San Isidro Movement from a Historical Perspective

The San Isidro Movement (MSI, for its Spanish initials) has often been pictured as a new artistic and political movement in Cuba. This lecture by Dr. Marie Laure Geoffray will present a tentative genealogy of the MSI and then focus on what's actually new as far as this movement. https://fiu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Xt4U0BuiSpWaRlSQw3TmtA

In the Shadow of the Florida Bar: Struggle and Adaptation of Cuban Exile Lawyers in Miami

Presentation by Dr. Manuel A. Gómez, FIU College of Law, on: The exodus that occurred during the first few years of the Cuban revolution brought to the U.S. more than 250 thousand people, mostly from the upper and middle strata of Cuban society. This early wave of immigrants included many lawyers who initially were under […]

How Do Cubans Get to the End of the Month?

What do Cuban men and women do to make ends meet in a country where their salary is insufficient to satisfy their needs? Drawing on eighteen interviews in Havana, Matanzas, and Sagua la Grande, this presentation investigates the strategies used by ordinary Cubans to gain their livelihoods and survive until the end of the month. […]

Delivering Cuba Through the Mail: Cuba’s Presence in Non-Cuban Postage

Please note this is a free event! However, if you would like to make a contribution to support Books & Books' virtual events, we are grateful for any and all donations. Donations can be made in the upper righthand corner, above the "Save My Spot!" registration button. Thank you! On May 1st, 1840, the United […]

Panel Discussion | Cultural Roots: Memory, Presence, and Actor’s Drama

Three academics discuss the African rituals and other magico-religious manifestations that have been a constant aesthetic resource when representing Afro-Cubans in the theater: Drs. Jeniffer Fernández, Ivonne López Arenal, and Sarimé Alvarez. Link: https://cri.fiu.edu/events/2022/panel-discussion-cultural-roots-memory-presence-and-actor-drama/

The Body Never Forgets: una velada con Abel Sierra Madero y Lillian Guerra

Books & Books y FIU's Cuba Research Institute presentan… una velado con Dr. Abel Sierra Madero en conversación con Lillian Guerra The Body Never Forgets: Forced Labor, the New Man, and Memory in Cuba lunes, 11 de abril, 7 PM ET ¡Tenga en cuenta que este es un evento gratuito! Sin embargo, si desea hacer […]

Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana

Virtual film screening of award winning documentary that tells little known story of Jewish refugees who escaped the horrors of Nazi-occupied Europe and found a safe haven in Cuba. Link: https://cri.fiu.edu/events/2022/film-screening-and-discussion-cuba-forgotten-jewels-haven-in-havana/

FIU Cuban Research Institute: Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana

Virtual film screening of award winning documentary that tells little known story of Jewish refugees who escaped the horrors of Nazi-occupied Europe and found a safe haven in Cuba. Link: https://cri.fiu.edu/events/2022/film-screening-and-discussion-cuba-forgotten-jewels-haven-in-havana/

Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels – A Haven in Havana

Virtual film screening of award winning documentary that tells little known story of Jewish refugees who escaped the horrors of Nazi-occupied Europe and found a safe haven in Cuba. Link: https://fiu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mUeo_YX_SaKspJTTAN91WQ

Film Screening and Discussion | Ruston Academy: From Dreams to Reality

The Ruston Academy was a private bilingual American school founded in Havana, Cuba, in 1920. It was forced to close in 1961, after the nationalization of all private schools on the island by Fidel Castro's government. Tony Leal's documentary, "Ruston Academy: From Dreams to Reality," is based on a book written by the school's director, […]

The Search for Connection: Cuban-American Ties to the Island in Challenging Times

This Briefings on Cuba by Ruth Behar examines a timely issue, the renewed but difficult ties between Cubans on and off the island during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Behar explores telling examples of how many Cuban Americans have attempted to bridge the gap between the island and the United States over the past two years. […]

The Search for Connection: Cuban-American Ties to the Island in Challenging Times

This Briefings on Cuba by Ruth Behar examines a timely issue, the renewed but difficult ties between Cubans on and off the island during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Behar explores telling examples of how many Cuban Americans have attempted to bridge the gap between the island and the United States over the past two years. […]

Escape from Cuba: An Afternoon with Eloy L. Nuñez and Ernest G. Vendrell

Books & Books and FIU's Cuban Research Institute present… An Afternoon with Eloy L. Nuñez and Renest G. Vendrell Escape from Cuba: Personal Accounts of Those Who Fled Castro's Regime (McFarland & Company, $39.95)  Friday, April 29, 2022 1 PM ET Please note this is a free event! However, if you would like to make […]

U.S. Merchants and the Foundation of the Cuban-based Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1790-1820

By the mid-eighteenth century, the Cuban elite set the goal of emulating the highly productive colonial plantation economies in neighboring Jamaica, Barbados, and Saint Domingue. As Cuban planters and merchants understood, a pivotal piece for boosting sugar production on the Spanish island was importing more enslaved Africans. But unlike the British, the French, or the […]

Rhythms of Revolution: A Cold War History of Cuban-Chilean Cultural Exchange and Political Transformation

“Rhythms of Revolution,” is a sociocultural history of Latin American radical cultural politics, as experienced through music, from the Cuban Revolution of 1959 until the defeat of revolutionary-left horizons in the 1980s. The project investigates how Cuba contributed to an anti-imperialist leftist cultural sphere throughout the Americas, using music to export revolution. “Rhythms of Revolution” […]

Deporting the Sacred: The Circulation of Abakua Visual and Material Worlds across the Late Spanish Empire (1874-1898)

In Caribbeanist and Latin Americanist scholarship, Africa represents a site of origin for people and cultures trafficked to the Americas. My dissertation complicates this story. I explore their movement in the opposite direction—from Cuba to Africa and Europe. This novel avenue of inquiry emerges by examining the trajectories of ritual objects belonging to the Abakuá, […]

The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy’s Thirty-Second Annual Meeting

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF THE CUBAN ECONOMY (ASCE) THIRTY-SECOND ANNUAL MEETING Cuba – What is Happening? Plus, Cuba and the Environment September 15-17, 2022 Cuba is convulsing through its monetary reform, the “ordenamiento” process, and an opening for small and medium enterprises. The Cuban government has long promised its people it would never apply […]

A Conversation with Cuban Playwright Joel Cano

Organized by FIU's Department of Modern Languages, this is the third of three webinars featuring well-known Cuban playwrights who live outside of Cuba and whose plays have been staged by Alexa Kuve's theater group in Miami. The participants in the webinar include Dr. Cerstin Bauer (University of Munster), Habey Hecheverria, Alexa Kuve, and Dr. Maida […]