Eduardo Torres Cuevas Cuban historian awarded with Memoria Nuestra Prize of Honor

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The Cuban historian and researcher, Eduardo Torres Cuevas was awarded with the Memoria Nuestra Honor Prize in the framework of Holguin’s  Romerías de Mayo, in its 28th edition, which on this occasion is developed through digital platforms due to the limitations caused by the Covid-19, ACN reported.

The Congreso de Pensamiento Memoria Nuestra grants this award within the programs that are developed within these cultural, recreational and historical festivities until next Saturday together with Hermanos Saíz Association.

Torres Cuevas, president of the José Martí Cultural Society and director of the Martiano Program Office, inaugurated the sessions of this thinking event with the inaugural conference “Culture, present and youth”, from Streaming Cuba.

In this space – according to the source – the Cuban historian thanked for the timely dialogue with young people, and pointed out the fundamental elements of the historical memory and the opportunity for the current generations to have an important body of research to support their work.

The honoree emphasized that “history must be reconstructed periodically based on the concerns of a generation, which may be presented with questions that the previous one may not have had, but one cannot live without memory”.

This award given to Torres Cueva constitutes a high recognition to the historian for his valuable contributions and committed actions to the research, understanding and promotion of Cuban history from a contemporary vision, as well as the leadership of prestigious institutions such as the Cuban Academy of History and the National Library of Cuba.

Torres Cuevas also stands out for his commendable work in the service of many generations of Cubans as a professor in various faculties of the University of Havana, in the Enrique José Varona Higher Pedagogical Institute and in the Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana, among other high houses of study.

Works by the Cuban historian

His paradigmatic performance is also registered in his written work catalogued as essential in the Cuban publishing world, in which stand out prestigious texts such as Antología del pensamiento medieval, Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, Havana, 1975; José Antonio Saco. Acerca de la esclavitud y su historia, Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, Havana, 1982 (in collaboration with Arturo Sorhegui); Historia de la Universidad de La Habana, 1984, 2 volumes (in collaboration with Ramón de Armas and Ana Cairo), among many others.

Such imprint has made him worthy of countless medals and distinctive stamps for his contribution to Cuban education and culture. In 2000 he received the Félix Varela Award granted by the Economic Society of Friends of the Country. In 2000 he received the National Award of Social Sciences. In 2005 he received the National History Award from the Union of Journalists of Cuba.

(With information from ACN)

 

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