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2023 NEH Summer Institute for Higher Education Faculty

"The Immigrant Communities of Florida and José Martí in Cuban Independence and the Dawn of the American Century"

Dates: June 19 – July 15, 2023 (4 weeks)
Location: The University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
Application Deadline: March 3, 2023 (notification date: April 3, 2023)
Stipend: $3,450 

The application window for the 2023 NEH Summer Institute is now closed.

The Center for José Martí Studies Affiliate has again been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to host the 2023 NEH Summer Institute, "The Immigrant Communities of Florida and José Martí in Cuban Independence and the Dawn of the American Century." We will once again bring together top experts and 30 participants to study the rise of the U.S. as a global hegemonic power as a consequence of its military intervention in Cuba’s War of Independence from the perspective of the Cuban émigré communities of Florida. These communities played a critical role in the anti-colonial struggle against Spain from their late 19th century cigar-manufacturing enclaves in Key West, Ybor City and West Tampa, while also formulating notions of labor rights, ethnic identity and self-determination within the Jim Crow South. Their domestic and international struggle constitutes an extraordinary chrysalis in which to observe and understand the complex cultural and political evolution of the U.S. at the dawn of what is often referred to as “the American century.”

This Institute promises to enrich any cross-cultural approach to the teaching of U.S. history, immigration studies, race and ethnicity, Latin American/Latino studies, Caribbean/Cuban studies, international relations, Hispanic language and culture, and related disciplines.

Explore our site, read about the Summer Institute, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have!

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This Institute has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Heightening awareness of how American immigrant communities have helped usher in political transformations.

About the Institute
How to Apply

NEH institutes are designed primarily for full-time or part-time faculty who teach undergraduate students.


The four-week program of study will focus on the three principal elements that make up this extraordinary history.

Program of Study

Institute participants will be provided on and off campus housing options for the duration of their four-week stay.


The NEH Institute team includes the institute directors, consultant, visiting faculty and staff.


For general questions or more information, contact the Center for Jose Marti Studies Affiliate.