Entanglements Cuba-GDR


Upcoming events:

Abschlussymposium: Inter-continental personal entanglements and disruptions in the socialist world, 1970-1990


Wien, 17./18.11.2023

  • This project explores an axis of the international history of the Socialist World System the systematic economic and human interaction between the GDR and Cuba as members of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA/COMECON).

  • These interactions are to be examined on the levels of economic exchange and of professional and educational mobility.

  • The focus is on the people on the move between the GDR, Cuba and various hubs of the CMEA sphere.

  • This research applies a Global History approach to the Socialist World System emphasizing reciprocity and mobility.

  • The time frame is the period of Cuban integration in to the CMEA (1972-1990).

  • The project breaks new ground by looking at the CMEA not only as a European but as a global developmental organization serving as framework for a temporary migration system.