LACIC and FIU Libraries are pleased to announce the acquisition of Encyclopedia of Cuba: People, History, Culture, a 2 volume encyclopedia published in early 2003. Several FIU faculty and friends contributed to this work, including Damián J. Fernández, Sherry Johnson, Juan Martínez and Cristóbal Díaz Ayala.
Damián J. Fernández, FIU professor and chair of the International Relations Department, contributes selections on Cuban culture, including linguistics, religion, and human rights. Sherry Johnson, associate professor of History at FIU, contributes her knowledge of the colonial history period, covering topics such as colonial settlement, conquest, trade, and early labor institutions. Juan Martínez, associate professor of art at FIU, advised the editors of the encyclopedia on the visual arts. He offers biographies of Cuban painters, graphic artists, printmakers, and ceramicists, including Wilfredo Lam, Carlos Enriquez, Amelia Pelaezdel Casal, and others. And, Cristóbal Díaz Ayala, who generously gifted the Green Library his large Cuban Music Collection in 2001, is a co-editor of the work and also offers a who’s who of composers, orchestras, singers, and various other musicians.
The Encyclopedia of Cuba: People, History, Culture can be found in the Reference Department of the Green Library on the second floor; its call number is F1754.E53 2003.