Cuba, Pearl of the Caribbean

Exploring the Works and Times of Cuban Intellectuals in the Nineteenth Century

  • Paula De La Cruz-Fernandez University of Florida
  • Ivette Rodriguez


The George A. Smathers Libraries Graduate Internship Program Exploring the Work and Times of Cuban Intellectuals in the Nineteenth Century has published the digital resource Cuba, Pearl of the Caribbean ( to promote the rich and enlightening intellectual content of the Cuban Thinkers online collection of the University of Florida Digital Collections as well as to introduce and develop the skills of a UF graduate student in fundamental tools in Digital Humanities, including TimelineJS, Zotero, and the popular Content Management System WordPress. Through the bilingual website, the public can learn about the historical context of key Cuban thinkers of the nineteenth century and be encouraged to explore the extensive and freely accessible Cuban patrimony material of the Celebrating Cuba! Collaborative Digital Collections of Cuban Patrimony project.