Call for Papers: Cuba Futures, Past and Present International Symposium


The Cuba Futures: Past and Present international symposium invites interested academics, both young scholars and established specialists, to submit paper and panel proposals on ideas, actors, processes, institutions, and prospects/outcomes in these efforts. The symposium is organized by the Cuba Project at the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies (The Graduate Center, CUNY). The Cuba Project welcomes participation from academic, artistic, and professional institutions and endeavors. Papers can explore a wide range of historical and contemporary themes. Written by academics and other scholars, they may illuminate the visions, processes, institutions, civil society organizations, social movements, and other actors operating or focused on various contexts and futures.

Proposals should consist of a 1-2 page abstract, with a cover letter indicating the author’s professional affiliation and title, biographical sketch and contact information, as well as prior work in Cuba Studies. Proposals should be sent by email to, via fax to (212) 817-1540, or hard copy to: Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies, Attention: Cuba Project, 365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5209, New York, NY 10016-4309.

The organizers strongly encourage early submission; proposals for sessions, papers, and special events will receive preliminary assessment as they arrive. The final deadline for proposals for sessions and special events is December 31, 2009; the deadline for paper proposals is July 31, 2010; and the final paper submission deadline is November 24, 2010.

For more information on the Cuba Project, see

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