Webre promotes new book in Guatemala

Aug 13, 2014 | General News, Liberal Arts

Louisiana Tech University history professor Dr. Stephen Webre traveled to Guatemala recently to take part in activities boosting his latest publication, a book titled “La época colonial en Guatemala: Estudios de historia cultural y social” (“The Colonial Era in Guatemala: Studies in Cultural and Social History”). Published by the San Carlos University Press in Guatemala City, the book appeared in print earlier in the year. Edited in collaboration with historian Robinson A. Herrera of Florida State University, “La época colonial en Guatemala” is a collective volume featuring previously unpublished original studies by a team of internationally recognized scholars, including Christophe Belaubre, University of Toulouse, France; Héctor Concohá Chet, Mesoamerican Regional Research Center, Guatemala; Alvis Dunn, University of North Carolina at Asheville; Jordana Dym, Skidmore College; Jorge González Alzate, independent investigator, Washington, D.C.; Coralia Gutiérrez Alvarez, University of Puebla, Mexico; Leonardo Hernández, State University of New York—Oswego; Paul Lokken, Bryant University; and Ivonne Recinos Aquino, University of Puerto Rico—Mayagüez. During his visit to Guatemala City, Webre spoke at book launch events held on the San Carlos University campus and at the Guatemalan Academy of Geography and History. He was also interviewed by the Prensa Libre, one of the city’s two largest daily newspapers, as well as by the university television channel. A member of the Louisiana Tech faculty since 1982, Webre is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and holds the M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Tulane University. A specialist in Latin American history, his publications include three books and numerous articles in professional journals. Webre is a corresponding member of the Guatemalan Academy of Geography and History. At Louisiana Tech he holds the Garnie W. McGinty Chair in History and also serves as interim associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts.