CUBA RESEARCH FORUM ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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

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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.

 

PROGRAMME

 

 

Tuesday 6 September 2016

 

11.30-1.00

 

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

 

2.00-3.30

 

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

 

4.00-5.30

 

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

 

9.00-10.30

 

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

 

10.50-12.20

 

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

 

1.15-2.45

 

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

 

3.00-5.00

 

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

 

5.00-6.30

 

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

 

 

9.00-10.30

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

 

10.50-12.20

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

 

1.15-2.45

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

 

3.10-4.40

 

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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