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International Year of Cuba Resources

Cuba 101

Dr. Andrew McMichael (Associate Dean, Potter College of Arts & Letters, Professor of History, and leader of the 2018 ZSEIFS to Cuba) and Dr. Marc Eagle (Associate Professor of History) provided an overview of Cuba's history to kick off a year of deeper investigation. This introductory event launched the 2018-19 IYO and provided context for discipline-specific courses and events taking place throughout the year. 

Watch the presentation here

View the corresponding powerpoint here

Cuba Bibliography 

A robust bibliography of more than 350 existing or new acquisitions to aid in our study of Cuba. WKU Libraries annually curates this list (which includes books, films, and music spanning a wide variety of disciplines) to facilitate deeper study of the IYO target country, and faculty are encouraged to utilize it to integrate Cuba into their teaching and/or research. 

To view the bibliography, click here. 

Discipline-Specific Resources

The foundation of the IYO is the integration of country-specific content into academic courses at WKU. To facilitate this, faculty who participated in the ZSEIFS to Cuba have curated brief resource guides for their particular disciplines. For further study in these areas, consult the following:

Spanish-American War: Primary Resources at WKU Collections

This compilation of digital resources includes photos, letters, news clippings, books, and other resources pertaining to the Spanish-American War, the main catalyst for which was the issue of Cuba's independence. These materials are housed in the Department of Library Special Collections at WKU and have been made available as an IYO resource for courses that will be exploring the Spanish-American War over the course of the year. 

Quick Facts

CIA World Factbook - Cuba 

Lonely Planet - Cuba

Britannica - Cuba

Current Events

BBC Latin America

Guardian - Cuba

The New York Times - Cuba

Embassy of Cuba


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 Last Modified 11/16/18