The University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) will host a multidisciplinary conference October 20-21, 2016, to disseminate the work of graduate students and emerging scholars and survey the current status of Cuban and Cuban American Studies.
Call for Papers
The planning committee for the 2016 New Directions in Cuban Studies conference welcomes panel submissions as well as individual paper proposals on any topic that relates to the overall theme of fresh, innovative, and emerging research on Cuba.
- Advanced graduate students
- Emerging scholars (defined as having received Ph.D. within the last five years)
Proposals can be submitted electronically through Interfolio until July 30, 2016,* and should include:
- Completed application form
- Abstract of no more than 500 words
- Language of presentation (English or Spanish)
To propose a complete panel, please indicate the theme or unifying topic described in a short panel abstract. Panels are composed of four presenters, one of whom is to be named chairperson to act as moderator/discussant. Each presenter must also be named in the submission with accompanying contact information, title, and short abstract of paper.
*Applicants whose proposals are accepted will be notified on August 15, 2016, and are required to submit a full paper by September 30, 2016.
- Past and current recipients of a CHC or Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Papers presented at the conference may be selected for publication in the conference proceedings.
- Thanks to funding from The Goizueta Foundation, the Cuban Heritage Collection will contribute toward the travel expenses of those selected to participate in the conference.
Questions? Please contact Mei Méndez, Interim Esperanza Bravo de Varona Chair of the Cuban Heritage Collection, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-284-4900.
About New Directions in Cuban Studies 2016
Planning for the 2016 conference is underway with the strong support of our organizing committee. The committee is made up of the following individuals:
- Dr. Victor Deupi, Lecturer, University of Miami School of Architecture
- Dr. Lillian Manzor, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences
- Mei Méndez, Interim Esperanza Bravo de Varona Chair, University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection
- Dr. Martin Tsang, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in History and Area Studies, University of Miami Libraries
The New Directions in Cuban Studies conference is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
The inaugural conference was held in 2014 and included the participation of 13 former CHC fellows. The event’s keynote speaker was Louis A. Pérez, Jr. Panel discussants included Ada Ferrer, New York University, José Quiroga, Emory University, Lisandro Pérez, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and María de los Angeles Torres, University of Illinois, Chicago.
The 2014 New Directions in Cuban Studies conference was made possible in part through funding from The Goizueta Foundation and the Amigos of the Cuban Heritage Collection.