The provincial branch of the Union of Cuban Historians in Matanzas informed the press that the 2021 Antonio José Valdés Provincial Prize for History was awarded to the Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences Luis Ernesto Martínez González.
Martínez González is a tenured professor at the University of Matanzas, where he has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses. He has also served as a lecturer and panelist and has completed an internationalist mission in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
He is a senior researcher and author or co-author of important research. He has participated in more than 150 national and international scientific events. His results have been socialized in various publications inside and outside the country. He has excellent results as a tutor of ten student scientific papers, nine master’s theses and seven doctorates.
For his outstanding educational and scientific pedagogical activity, he has received multiple awards and recognitions and has also been awarded in competitions. This award is considered to be the result of his outstanding and sustained contribution to research, teaching and dissemination of national and local history, science and scientists, as well as the life and work of José Martí.
The communicator of that institution, Armando Castañeda, announced that this year, the provincial jury, constituted to evaluate the proposals of the base sections of the province, was chaired by Professor Juana F. Ortiz Ricardo.
As part of the Day for the Cuban Historian’s Day, the National Secretariat of the UNHIC also granted, at the proposal of the base sections and the provincial branch in Matanzas, national diplomas of recognition of the work of affiliates and groups of the province, in the different activities they carry out.
Diploma Emilio Roig de Leuchsenring, for the promotion of knowledge and research with which the formation of values and the anti-imperialist consciousness of the Cuban people is achieved, to:
Lissette Jiménez Sánchez, from the Juan Marinello Base Section
Alfredo Lauzurica González, from the Basic Section of Medical Sciences
Carlos Manuel González Quintana, from the Colón Base Section
Emilio Bacardi Moreau Diploma, for his notable contributions to historical museology, to:
Maritza Cuba Díaz, from the Base Section of the Junco Palace Museum Castillo San Severino, Museum of the Slave Route Enrique Estrada Firefighters Museum
Antonio Núñez Jiménez Diploma, to:
Silvia T. Hernández Godoy, from the Base Section of the Palacio de Junco Museum
Jesús Hernández Cabrera, at the proposal of the Base Section of the provincial Government Pablo de la Torriente Brau
Diploma, for combining journalism and history in an outstanding way, to:
Ángel Tomás Tápanes Otero, from the Provincial Government Base Section
..Original by María Elena Bayón.