Cuba: International Seminar on the Caribbean Begins in Havana

Cuba: International Seminar on the Caribbean Begins in Havana

Cuba: International Seminar on the Caribbean Begins in Havana

Havana, Apr 23  –  The International Seminar “Marcadores del Tiempo en las Antillas” (Time Markers in the Antilles) opens today at Casa de las Americas in Havana to discuss the special features of insular region of the Caribbean.

The panels made up by specialists from different disciplines will discuss the events that constituted markers in the evolution of societies in the Caribbean as well as the formation of identities during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Cuban researcher Jesus Guanche will give today the lecture “Memoria del legado africano en el Caribe insular” (Memory of African legacy in insular Caribbean).

Specialists will analyze tomorrow the economic aspects related to agriculture, the features of lands in the Caribbean and the development of railroad, among other subjects.

The works of artists and writers from the Caribbean, like Cubans Wifredo Lam and Alejo Carpentier, will also be analyzed.

The event, running until Friday 25th, is organized by the Casa de las Americas´ Center for Caribbean Studies, the History of the Higher Council for Scientific Research, the Spain´s Casa de Velazquez and the Groupe Interdisciplinaire sur las Antilles Hispaniques et l’Amerique Latine from France.

Source: Prensa Latina

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