After the thaw: cultural approaches to research on Cuba

After the thaw: cultural approaches to research on Cuba
12 May 2017, 15:00 to 12 May 2017, 17:00
University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

This seminar series, with the support ILAS Regional Seminar Grant Series, jointly organized by the University of Edinburgh and the University of Newcastle, follows the recent détente between the USA and Cuba to discuss the implications of the thaw to Cuba. Departing from an approach to Cuban cultural politics and its historic consequences for economic, scientific and international relations, several experts on contemporary Cuban Studies address in the series the complex dynamics of Cuban cultural production in a globalised context, analysing the impact of health and education in and beyond the island; and how Cuba can lead the way in the region in sustaining impressive accomplishments in human development, departing from examples in the arts, culture, and science.

Michael Chanan, University of Roehampton Dunja Fehimovic, University of Newcastle

With the support of ILAS – Institute of Latin American Studies (School of Advanced Study London), Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies at the University of Edinburgh and the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Newcastle University.

Please contact the organisers to register.


Jorge Catala-Carrasco
020 7862 8833