Antoni Kapcia, Director of the Cuba Research Forum, University of NottinghamIMG_4440


6-8 September 2016, University of Nottingham, Great Britain.

 I am proud to be among the presenters.

 My paper:

 Analyzing Cuba-US Relations in the New Scenario: Political Methodology.





Tuesday 6 September 2016




The next generation: targeting youth


Anne Luke (Derby): Rebels, Sleeping Beauty and an Imp: reviewing children’s popular culture in Revolutionary Cuba through a study of Pionero magazine for children in the 1960s


Rosi Smith (Nottingham): The universalisation of higher education in Cuba


Dunja Fehimovic (Cambridge): Ciertas Conductas: Childhood, Education, and Nation in Sara Gómez’s De cierta manera (Sara Gómez, 1974) and Conducta (Ernesto Daranas, 2014)



1.00-2.00 Lunch




Oral History and Cuba


Elizabeth Dore (Southampton): The Politics of Money and Power in Cuba, Life History Narratives


Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla (Aston): Sensitive Topics in Oral History testimonies: Humour as a coping mechanism


Olga Lidia Saavedra Montes de Oca: Sensitive Topics: Transgender narratives in Cuba


3.30-4.00 Break




Special panel: culture in Cuba today


Fernando Jacomino León (La Jiribilla and former president of Instituto Cubano del Libro); Sandra Almaguer (former editor of editorial de Ciencias Sociales); Diego Gutiérrez (trovador)


6.00-7.00 Reception


7.30-8.30 Dinner



Wednesday 7 September 2016




Images of Cuba: desde fuera


Christopher Hull (Chester): British literary & journalistic visits to Havana: 1920s & 30s


James Kent (Royal Holloway London): Take me to Fidel!” – Burt Glinn, Magnum Photos and the Cuban Revolution


William Rowlandson (Kent): Sartre, Castro, and the existentialist revolution


10.30-10.50 Break




Images of Cuba: dentro de la Revolución


Sjamme an de Voort (Nottingham): Repeating Cuba: approaches to reconciliation and reappropriation


Sara García Santamaría (Sheffield): Cuban media constructions of ‘the people’ in times of national crisis


Félix Lossío (Newcastle): Cuba as a brand. Tensions and meanings of the “Auténtica Cuba” nation branding campaign (2012-2016).


12.20-1.15 Lunch




The very political economy


Steve Ludlam (Sheffield): End of an Era? Market challenges to the ‘socialist state of workers’


Emily Morris (UCL and IADB): Macroeconomic mysteries


Helen Yaffe (LSE): Is Cuba still socialist? Analysing recent socioeconomic changes in Cuba


2.45-3.00 Break




Beyond Havana and the nation? Peripheral identities and literary culture in Cuba


Par Kumaraswami (Reading): The periphery of the periphery: literary capital in Granma, Cuba


Miranda Lickert (Reading): Preservation, transmission, and storage: issues of cultural identity in Granma


Tony Kapcia (Nottingham): Within the national narrative: Oriente, Granma – and Bartolomé Masó


Armandina Maldonado Deller (Nottingham): Espiritismo de cordon in Granma: Religiosity in Cuba




The International Dimension


Miriam Palacios-Callender (UWL): Beyond the network analysis of scientific collaboration: meeting the Cuban scientists in Cuba and abroad


Chiara Cochetti (Regional Manager, Latin America, IMS Health): The impact of Cuba opening to international business on its healthcare system


Arnold August (Canada): Analyzing Cuba-US Relations in the New Scenario: Political Methodology


6.30-7.30 Performance by Diego Gutiérrez


7.30-8.30 Dinner



Thursday 8 September 2016




History: three contested moments


Fernando Padilla (Bristol): The Cuerpo de voluntarios: an overview


Patricia Calvo González (Santiago de Compostela): La rebelión mediática. El papel de la dimensión pública en la insurrección cubana (1953-1958)


Steve Cushion (UCL): Recovering Embezzled Property, Cuba 1959


10.30-10.50 Break



Culture in transition?


Kjetil Klette Boehler (Oslo): Somos la mezcla perfecta, la combinación más pura, Cubanos, la más grande creación”: Grooves, Pleasures and Politics in today’s Cuba


Lizette Mora (FLACSO, Mexico): Dialéctica del deshielo: entre la cultura pop y la estética de la ruina o ‘Cuba está demoda”.


Guy Baron (Aberystwyth): Cuban cinema, crisis or transition? The current state of Cuba’s film industry


12.20-1.15 Lunch



Space and spaces


Jenni Ramone (Nottingham Trent): Adapting contemporary spatial theory for neocolonial Cuba


Alberto Martí (Nottingham): Geographical information for Cubanists: a practical tool kit


Ranu Basu (York, Canada): Education, Revolution and Public Space in the City: Celebrating        International Solidarity and Peace from Havana



2.45-3.10 Break




Representation and representations


Raquel Ribeiro (Edinburgh): Military but not so militant? Some considerations on Cuban military  testimonials about the Angola War


Raul Marchena (Reading): Fifty shades of masculinity in contemporary Cuba


Lauren Collins (Nottingham): Rectification without end: Los procesos de perfeccionamiento.


4.45: Close of Conference


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