The Hispanic traces in Cuba and its influence in the formation of Cuban identity was one of the central themes discussed at the XII Ibero-American Congress of Thought, which concludes today its academic exchange sessions in the city of Holguin.
The doctor of sciences Aurelio Franco, specialist of the Fernando Ortiz Foundation, expressed his satisfaction for being invited to this space of the Ibero-American Culture Festival to present the project "Archivo de la Palabra".
He noted as one of the main results of this research program the publication of some 10 volumes, which gather the historiography of a group of families belonging to different regions of Spain, among which stand out those that descend from Catalan, Asturian and Canary settlers established in the island.
From the exchange we managed to establish a collaborative agreement with the Holguin branch of the Economic Society Friends of Cuba, which intends for the next edition of the Congress to present the website hispanicas.cu studies that collect all these experiences, he expalined.
Panels, conferences and workshops on issues related to gender studies, evolution of social thinking, national identity and local industries as a local development strategy marked these days, which concluded with the delivery of the the National Research Award José Manuel Guarch 2017.
The closing day includes a panel of experts from the Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation in honor of the 95th anniversary of the birth of this outstanding Cuban researcher and the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the expedition by canoe from the Amazon to the Caribbean, a historical-cultural event headed by Nunez.
The Ibero-American Congress of Thought, inserted in the Ibero-American Festival since 2005 has become the backbone of this event, where young researchers, critics and essayists reflect on the scientific and cultural panorama in Cuba and the world.