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Dr. W. George Lovell
Professor
M.A. (Glasgow), M.A., Ph.D.. (Alberta, 1980)
Office: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D305
Phone: +001 (613) 533-6041
Fax: +001 (613) 533-6122
Email: lovellg@queensu.ca

 

 

Biography

Teaching Interests

Research

Publications

 

Biography

I was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, where many formative geographical experiences took place. The first member of my family to finish high school (Allan Glen's) and go on to university, I stuck close to home and daily crossed the river from Govan to Gilmorehill. At the University of Glasgow (1969-1973) I graduated with an M.A. in Regional and Systematic Geography, thereafter traversing the Atlantic, not the Clyde, to pursue my graduate education.

Two degrees from the University of Alberta (M.A., 1975; Ph.D., 1980) convinced me that I might, after all, have a future career in education. Queen's University hired me in 1979 on a one-year, non-renewable position. I have remained at Queen's in various guises (postdoctoral fellow, tenure-track appointee, and now tenured professor) ever since.

Teaching Interests

I have never believed it possible to separate teaching from research and so my classroom activities parallel closely what I get up to in the field or in the archive. While, over the years, I have taught an array of courses at every level at Queen's. I prefer my energies at undergraduate level to be concentrated in offering human geography and regional courses in Latin America. At graduate level I run a seminar in cultural geography, in which I attempt to expose students to contemporary intellectual debates across the social sciences, especially in anthropology. My commitment to cultivating a scholarly life beyond the English-speaking confines of Canada has assumed a stimulating overseas dimension through my affiliation with three different institutions of higher education in Spain: the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, in La Rábida; the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, in Seville; and the Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos, also in Seville. At these two universities and advanced research centre I teach short courses and, with students registered at them, have assumed supervisory and committee responsibilities. Teaching in Spanish to students who attend these institutions, drawn not only from Spain itself but from all over Latin America, has proven most rewarding and is a source of immense personal satisfaction. Since 2000 I have been honoured to be named Visiting Professor at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, coordinating and teaching in a doctoral program in Latin American history.

Courses for Fall 2014 at Queen's:

GPHY 229*: Place, Space, Culture, and Social Life
GPHY 258*: The Geography of South America

Research and Related Interests

For the most part, my research relates to a long-standing interest in the nature of the colonial experience in Latin America. The regional setting I am most familiar with is Central America, specifically Guatemala, but over the years I have conducted research throughout Latin America, from Mexico in the north to Argentina and Chile in the south, including some work in Brazil. A central issue of my research is indigenous response to imperial intrusion. Of particular importance in this regard are patterns of native survival. Why, for example, were the Maya of Guatemala (today still half the national population) more successful in shaping a culture of survival than their autochthonous counterparts elsewhere in the Americas? What were the key determinants in the complex process of cultural continuity as well as cultural change? Answering these questions requires careful consideration (among other things) of environment and resource use, landholding and settlement, economic demands and ethnic relations, and demographic shifts over time. The colonial connection between Old World disease and New World depopulation has consumed much of my attention. My work in these fields has earned me the Carl O. Sauer Distinguished Scholarship Award from the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, a Queen's University Prize for Excellence in Research, and an Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography from the Canadian Association of Geographers. In 2012 and 2013 I was honoured to receive a Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council for the Arts.

While the study of colonial Latin America is the subject I would consider my primary area of specialization, I am interested in other aspects of historical and cultural geography as they relate to regions outside of Latin America, especially Spain, where I also supervise graduate students. I also consider it important that, as academics, we try to share the results of our research with an interested general public and publish in languages other than English. With these ends in mind I have published op-ed pieces in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, and the Ottawa Citizen as well as having my work appear in Spanish, French, Italian, and Catalan. On two occasions (1995 and 2005) stories I have written have been short-listed in the CBC Literary Awards competition. My love of music is reflected in a memoir of the rock group, Procol Harum.

Also central to my research endeavours has been my co-editorship (with Armando J. Alfonzo) of the journal Mesoamérica, published in Spanish from the offices of Plumsock Mesoamerican Studies (PMS) in South Woodstock, Vermont. Over the past three decades Mesoamérica has emerged as the premier forum for scholarly research on the region between Mexico and Panama. Between 1998 and 2008 I co-edited issues 36 through 50 of Mesoamérica, as well as a bibliographical guide (Indice General) to the contents of all fifty numbers of the journal published to date. PMS supports the work of the Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamérica in Antigua, Guatemala, a research institute with which I have been affiliated since its establishment in 1978.

Publications

Books

Kramer, Wendy, W. George Lovell and Christopher H. Lutz. 2014. Saqueo en el Archivo: El paradero de los tesoros documentales guatemaltecos. Antigua Guatemala: Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamérica. Pp. xxxiv + 65.

Lovell, W. George and Christopher H. Lutz. 2013. “Strange Lands and Different Peoples”: Spaniards and Indians in Colonial Guatemala. Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press. Pp. xvii + 339.

Lovell, W. George and Christopher H. Lutz. 2013. Demografía e imperio: Guía para la historia de la América Central española. Revised Online Edition. Toulouse: Asociación para el Fomento de los Estudios Históricos en Centroamérica. Pp. viii + 189 (www.afehc-historia-centroamericana.org).

Lovell, W. George. 2010 [1995].  A Beauty That Hurts: Life and Death in Guatemala. Second Revised Edition. Austin: University of Texas Press. Pp. xiv + 232.

Lovell, W. George and Christopher H. Lutz. 2009. Historia sin máscara: Vida y obra de Severo Martínez Peláez. Guatemala City: Centro de Estudios Urbanos y Regionales de la Universidad de San Carlos and Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Pp. 64.

Martínez Peláez, Severo. 2009. La Patria del Criollo: An Interpretation of Colonial Guatemala. Translated by Susan M. Neve and W. George Lovell. Edited and Introduced by W.George Lovell and Christopher H. Lutz. Durham and London: Duke University Press. Pp. lii + 330.

Lovell. W. George. 2005 [1985] Conquest and Survival in Colonial Guatemala: A Historical Geography of the Cuchumatán Highlands, 1500-1821. Third Edition. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press. Pp. xxxv +
302.

Cook, Noble David and W.George Lovell, eds. 2001 [1992]. "Secret Judgments of God': Old World Disease in Colonial Spanish America. Second Edition. Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press. Pp. xxiv + 285.

Lovell, W. George and Christopher H. Lutz. 2000. Demografía e imperio: Guía para la historia de la población de la América Central española. Guatemala City: Editorial Universitaria de la Universidad de San Carlos. Pp. xix + 260.

Cook, Noble David and W. George Lovell, eds. 2000. Juicios secretos de Dios: Epidemias y despoblación indígena en Hispanoamérica colonial. Quito: Editorial Abya-Yala. Pp. 278.

Lovell, W. George and Christopher H. Lutz. 1995. Demography and Empire: A Guide to the Population History of Spanish Central America, 1500-1821. Boulder, San Francisco, and Oxford: Westview Press. Pp. xv + 190.

Lovell, W. George. 1990. Conquista y cambio cultural: La Sierra de los Cuchumatanes de Guatemala, 1500-1821. Antigua Guatemala: Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamérica. Pp.xvii + 270.

 

Forthcoming Books (1)

Lovell, W. George and Christopher H. Lutz. 2014. “Atemorizar la tierra”: Pedro de Alvarado y la conquista de Guatemala, 1524-1541. Guatemala City: F&G Editores. Anticipated length: pp. vii + 150.

 

Chapters in Books

Lovell, W. George. 2011. “Telling Maya Tales: Points of View in Guatemala.” In Sebastian Jobs and Gesa Mackenthun, eds., Embodiments of Cultural Encounters, pp. 235-252. Münster: Waxmann Verlag.

Lovell, W. George. 2011. “Great Was the Stench of the Dead.” In Greg Grandin, Deborah T. Levenson, and Elizabeth Oglesby, eds., The Guatemala Reader: History, Politics, Culture, pp. 62-65. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

Lovell, W. George and Christopher H. Lutz. 2011. “Foreword” to Catherine Docter, The Village Churches of Santiago de Guatemala, 1541-1773, p. v. Guatemala: Libros San Cristóbal.

Lovell, W. George and Christopher H. Lutz. 2011. “Between Two Seas: Antonio de Herrera and the Mapping of Central America.” In Jordana Dym and Karl H. Offen, eds., Mapping Latin America,pp. 65-69. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Lovell, W. George and Christopher H. Lutz. 2010. “Between the Two Seas: Antonio de Herrera and the Mapping of Central America.” In Akihiro Kinda et.al. eds., Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of Geographers, Kyoto 2009, pp. 123-124. Kyoto: Kyoto University Press.

Lovell, W. George. 2010. “En paz en la milpa.” In Roberto García Ferreira, ed., Guatemala y la Guerra Fría en América Latina, 1947-1997, pp. 511-  516. Guatemala: Centro de Estudios Urbanos y Rurales, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.

Lovell, W. George. 2009. “Introduction” to “Writings on Historical Geography.” In William M. Denevan and Kent Mathewson, eds., Carl Sauer on Culture and Landscape: Readings and Commentaries, pp. 271-276.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

Lovell, W. George and Christopher H. Lutz. 2008. “Foreword” to Invading Guatemala: Spanish, Nahua, and Maya Accounts of the Conquest Wars, pp. xi-xii. University Park: Penn State University Press.

Lovell, W. George. 2008. “The Darien Gap.” In Jay Kinsbruner, ed., Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, Second Edition, Vol. 2, pp. 746-747. New York: Charles Scribner’s and Sons.

Lovell, W. George. 2007. “Caribbean Region.” In David Buisseret, ed., The Oxford Companion to World Exploration, Vol. 1, pp. 155-157. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lovell, W. George Lovell. 2007. “Angels, Conquests, and Memory/Angeles, Conqusitas y Memoria.” In Oscar Iván Maldonado, ed., So That All Shall Know/ Para Que Todos Lo Sepan, pp. 6-20. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Lovell, W. George. 2006. “Columbian Exchange: Disease.” In J. Michael Francis, ed., Iberia and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History, Vol.1, pp. 296-303. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO.

Lovell, W. George. 2006. “First Person Singular.” In David Rosenwasser, Jill Stephen, and Doug Babington, Writing Analytically, p. 318. Toronto: Nelson/Thomson Canada.

Lovell, W. George. 2004. “Epidemias y despoblación indígena en Guatemala, 1519-1632.” In José Hernández Palomo, ed., Enfermedad y muerte en América y Andalucía (Siglos XVI-XX), pp. 119-144. Sevilla: Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos.

Lovell, W. George. 2004. “A First Book in Geography: Carl Sauer and the Creation of Man in Nature.” In Kent Mathewson and Martin Kenzer, eds., Culture, Land, and Legacy: Carl O. Sauer and the Berkeley School of Geography, pp. 323-338. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

House, Krista L. and W. George Lovell. 2001. “Trabajo de transmigrantes y el impacto de las remesas en la Guatemala rural: El Caso de Nueva Unión Maya.” In Luis Rosero Bixby, ed., Población del Istmo, 2000: Familia, migración, violencia, y medio ambiente, pp. 211-230. San José, Costa Rica: Universidad de Costa Rica.

Lovell, W. George and Christopher H. Lutz. 2001. “The Primacy of Larger Truths: Rigoberta Menchú and the Tradition of Native Testimony in Guatemala.” In Arturo Arias, ed., The Rigoberta Menchú Controversy, pp. 171-197. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Lovell, W. George and Christopher H. Lutz. 2001. “Pedro de Alvarado and the Conquest of Guatemala, 1522-1524.” In John M. Weeks, ed., The Past and Present Maya: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Carmack, pp. 47-61. Lancaster, California: Labyrinthos.

Cook, Noble David and W.George Lovell. 2000. “Desenredando la madeja de la enfermedad.” In Juicios secretos de Dios: Epidemias y despoblación en Hispanoamérica colonial, pp. 227-250. Quito: Editorial Abya-Yala.

Lovell, W.George. 2000. “Enfermedad y despoblación en Guatemala, 1519-1632.”In Juicios secretos de Dios: Epidemias y despoblación en Hispanoamérica colonial, pp. 89-118. Quito: Editorial Abya-Yala.

Cook, Noble David and W.George Lovell. 2000. “Prefacio” to Juicios secretos de Dios: Epidemias y despoblación en Hispanoamérica colonial, pp. 5-12. Quito: Editorial Abya-Yala.

Nolin Hanlon, Catherine and W.George Lovell. 2000. “Flight, Exile, Repatriation, and Return: Guatemalan Refugees Scenarios, 1981-1996.” In James Loucky and Marilyn Moors, eds., The Maya Diaspora: Guatemalan Roots, New American Lives, pp. 35-55. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Lutz, Christopher H. and W. George Lovell. 2000. “Survivors on the Move: Maya Migration in Time and Space.” In James Loucky and Marilyn Moors, eds., The Maya Diaspora: Guatemalan Roots, New American Lives, pp. 11-34.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Lovell, W. George. 2000. “The Highland Maya.” In Richard E.W. Adams and Murdo J. MacLeod, eds., The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas. Volume II, Part 2, Mesoamerica, pp. 392-442. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lovell, W.George 1999. “Land and Peace.” In Liisa North and Allan Simmons, eds., Journeys of Fear: Refugee Return and National Transformation in Guatemala, pp. 47-54. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press.

Lovell, W.George 1999. “The Real Country and the Legal Country: Spanish Ideals and Mayan Realities in Colonial Guatemala.” In Anne Buttimer and Luke Wallin, eds., Nature, Culture, Identity, pp.151-161. Amsterdam: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Lovell, W. George. 1997. “Solanell: Life and Death in the Catalan Pyrenees.” In Serge
Courville and Brian S. Osborne, eds., Mythic History and Symbolic Landscape,
pp. 30-38. Quebec City: CIEQ.

Lovell, W.George and Christopher H. Lutz. 1997. “Conquista y población: Demografía histórica de los Mayas de Guatemala.” In Luis Rosero Bisby, Anne R. Pebley, and Alicia Bermúdez Méndez, eds., De los mayas a la planificación familiar: Demografía del istmo, pp. 15-23. San José, Costa Rica: Universidad de Costa Rica.

Lovell, W. George and Christopher H. Lutz. 1997. “The Maya Population of Guatemala.” In Anne R. Pebley and Luis Rosero Bixby, eds., Demographic Diversity and Change in the Central American Isthmus, pp. 117-132. Santa Monica: RAND.

Lovell, W. George. 1997. “Perspectiva histórica de la titulación de la tierra en la Sierra de los Cuchumatanes.” In Shelton H. Davis, La tierra de nuestros antepasados: Estudio de la herencia y la tenencia de /a tierra en e/ altiplano de Guatemala, pp. 217-235. Guatemala: Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamérica.

Lovell, W. George. 1995. “Caribbean Sea, Castilla del Oro, Cuchumatanes, Hispaniola, and Mesoamerica.” In Barbara A. Tenenbaum, ed., Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, Vol.1, pp. 561-562; Vol. 2, pp. 16-17 and pp. 332-333; and Vol. 3, pp. 199-200 and p. 590. New York: Charles Scribner's and Sons.

Lovell, W. George. 1994. “Tierra y sociedad en la Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, 1821-1900.” In Alberto Herrarte, ed., Historia General de Guatemala (Tomo IV), pp. 365-372. Guatemala: Fundación para la Cultura y el Desarrollo.

Lovell, W. George. 1994. “Indígenas y españoles en la Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, 1700-1821.” In Jorge Luján Muñoz y Cristina Zilbermann, eds., Historia General de Guatemala (Tomo III), pp. 351-368. Guatemala: Fundación para la Cultura y el Desarrollo.

Kramer, Wendy, W. George Lovell, and Christopher H. Lutz. 1993. “La conquista española de Centroamérica.” In Julio Pinto, ed., Historia General de Centroamérica (Tomo I), pp. 21-93. San José, Costa Rica: Facultad
Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales.

Lovell, W. George. 1993. “Indígenas y españoles en la Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, 1500-1700.” In Jorge Luján Muñoz y Ernesto Chinchilla Aguilar, eds., Historia General de Guatemala (Tomo II), pp. 577-86. Guatemala: Fundación para la Cultura y el Desarrollo.

Lovell, W. George. 1993. “Epidemias y despoblación en Guatemala, 1519-1632.” In Jorge Luján Muñoz and Ernesto Chinchilla Aguilar, eds., Historia General de Guatemala (Tomo I), pp. 327-336. Guatemala: Fundación para la Cultura y el Desarrollo.

Lutz, Christopher H. and W. George Lovell. 1993. “K'iche' Maya of Guatemala.” In Marc S. Miller, ed., State of the Peoples: A Global Human Rights Report on Societies in Danger, pp. 227-228. Boston: Beacon Press.

Cook, Noble David and W. George Lovell. 1992. “Unraveling the Web of Disease.” In Noble David Cook and W. George Lovell, eds., “Secret Judgments of God": Old World Disease in Colonial Spanish America, pp. 213-242. Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press.

Lovell, W. George. 1992. “Disease and Depopulation in Early Colonial Guatemala.” In Noble David Cook and W. George Lovell, eds., "Secret Judgments of God": Old World Disease in Colonial Spanish America, pp. 49-83. Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press.

Cook, Noble David and W. George Lovell.  1992. “Preface” to Noble David Cook and W. George Lovell, eds., "Secret Judgments of God": Old World Disease in Colonial Spanish America, pp. xi-xx. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Lovell, W. George. 1992. “Foreword” to William M. Denevan, ed., The Native Population of the Americas in 1492, pp. xv-xvi. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Lovell, W. George and Christopher H. Lutz. 1992. “The Historical Demography of Colonial Central America.” In Tom L. Martinson, ed., Geographic Research on Latin America: Benchmark 1990, pp. 127-138. Auburn, Alabama: Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers.

Lutz, Christopher H. and W. George Lovell. 1991. “Centro y periferia en la Guatemala colonial.” In Julio Pinto, ed., Territorio y sociedad en Guatemala: Tres ensayos históricos, pp. 9-36. Guatemala: Universidad de San Carlos.

Kramer, Wendy, W. George Lovell, and Christopher H. Lutz. 1991. “Fire in the Mountains: Juan de Espinar and the Indians of Huehuetenango, 1525-1560.”  In David Hurst Thomas, ed., Columbian Consequences, Vol. 3, pp. 263-282.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution.

Lovell, W. George and William R. Swezey. 1990. “Indian Migration and Community Formation: An Analysis of Congregación in Colonial Guatemala.” In David J. Robinson, ed., Migration in Colonial Latin America, pp. 18-40. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lutz, Christopher H. and W. George Lovell. 1990. “Core and Periphery in Colonial Guatemala.” In Carol A. Smith, ed., Guatemalan Indians and the State, 1540-1988, pp. 35-51. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Lovell, W. George. 1989. “Trabajo forzoso en la Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, 1525-1821.” In Stephen  A. Webre, ed., La sociedad colonial en Guatemala, pp. 77-107. Guatemala: Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamérica.

Lovell, W. George. 1988. “Resisting Conquest: Development and the Guatemalan Indian.” In John M. Kirk and Sandor Halebsky, eds., Central America in Crisis: Democracy, Development, and Change, pp. 101-107. New York: Praeger and Company.

Lovell, W. George. 1982. “Collapse and Recovery: A Demographic Profile of the Cuchumatán Highlands of Guatemala, 1500-1821.” In Robert M. Carmack, John D. Early, and Christopher H. Lutz, eds., The Historical Demography of Highland Guatemala, pp. 103-120. Albany: Institute for Mesoamerican Studies, SUNY, Publication No.6.

Lovell, W. George. 1981. “A Backward Glance to the Future: Geographical Change in the Cuchumatán Highlands of Guatemala, 1500-1980.” In Jorge Nef, ed., Repression and Liberation in Latin America, pp. 184-203. Ottawa: Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Lovell, W. George. 1981. “The Historical Demography of the Cuchumatán Highlands of Guatemala, 1500-1821.” In David J. Robinson, ed., Studies in Spanish American Population History, pp. 195-216. Boulder: Westview Press.


Forthcoming Chapters in Books (3)

Lovell, W. George.  2014. “Introduction” to Kent Mathewson, Michael Steinberg, and Matthew Taylor, eds., Images of War: Armed Conflict in Guatemala and the CIRMA Fototeca Archive. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. Pp. 7.

Lovell, W. George. 2014. “Elegies for a Homeland: A Baroque Chronicle, a Marxist Critique, and Conflicting Identities in Colonial Guatemala.” In Jesús Pérez Magallón, ed., The Transatlantic Hispanic Baroque: Complex Identities in the First Atlantic Culture. Pp. 33.

Lovell, W. George. 2014. “Amazonia and the Americas.” In Antoinette WinklerPrins and Kent Mathewson, eds., Forest, Fallow, Terrace, and Field: A William M. Denevan Reader in Cultural and Historical Ecology. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Pp. 12


Articles and Commentaries (76)

Lovell, W. George. 2013. “The Archive That Never Was: State Terror and Historical Memory in Guatemala.” Geographical Review 103, 2: 199-209.

Lovell, W. George. 2013. “Patria y paradoja: Conflictos de identidad en la Guatemala colonial.” Bajo el Volcán: Revista del Posgrado de Sociología, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. Año 12, Número 19: 17-28.

Kramer, Wendy, W. George Lovell and Christopher H. Lutz, 2013.  “Pillage in the Archives:  The Whereabouts of Guatemalan Documentary Treasures.” Latin American Research Review 48, 3: 153-167.

Lovell, W. George. 2013. “In Memoriam, Jan de Vos (1936-2011).” Colonial Latin American Review 22, 1: 152-155.

Lovell, W. George. 2012. “A Tale of Two Maps.” Online Contribution to Cartographic Conversation. Providence: John Carter Brown Library (www.jcbl.org).

Kramer, Wendy, W. George Lovell and Christopher H. Lutz. 2011. “Hemorragia en los archivos: Reflexiones sobre la pérdida de documentos coloniales guatemaltecos, tesoros de un país despojado.” Mesoamérica 53: 236-245.

Huish, Robert L. and W. George Lovell. 2010. “Bajo los volcanes: La influencia de Guatemala en José Martí.” Mesoamérica 52: 87-109. 

Lovell, W. George. 2008. “At Peace in the Corn: Maya Narratives and the Vicissitudes of Fieldwork in Guatemala.” Gender, Place, and Culture 15, 1: 75-81.

Lovell, W. George. 2008. “A Map of the World.” The Geographical Review 98, 1: 103-122.

Huish, Robert L. and W. George Lovell. 2008. “Under the Volcanoes: The Influence of Guatemala on José Martí.” Cuban Studies 39: 25-43.

Lovell, W. George. 2008. “Presentación.” Mesoamérica: Índice General 1 (1980) al 50 (2008): vii-viii (with Armando J. Alfonso).

Lovell, W. George. 2008. “Presentación.” Mesoamérica 50: xi-xiv (with Armando J. Alfonzo).

Lovell, W. George. 2007. “A Year by Many Other Names.” The Geographical Review 96, 3: 478-480.

Lovell, W. George. 2007. “Presentación.” Mesoamérica 49: ix-xi (with Armando J. Alfonzo).

Lovell, W. George. 2006. “Memories of Fire: Eduardo Galeano and the Geography of Guatemala.” Geoforum 37: 31-40.

Lovell, W. George. 2006. “Presentación.” Mesoamérica 48: ix-xi (with Armando J. Alfonzo).

Denevan, William M. and W. George Lovell. 2006. “CLAG Private Sector and Government Award for 2005: Charles M. Mann.” Journal of Latin American   Geography 5, 1: 139-140.

Lovell, W. George. 2005. “Presentación.” Mesoamérica 47: ix-x (with Armando J. Alfonso).

Lovell, W. George. 2004. “Algunas raices del Chiapas moderno.” Mesoamérica 46: ix-xiii (with Armando J. Alfonso, Stephen E. Lewis, and Jan Rus).

Lovell, W. George. 2004. “A Measure of Maturity: Advances and Achievements in Mesoamerican Studies.” Journal of Historical Geography 30, 1: 173-178.

Lovell, W. George. 2004. “1491: In Search of Native America.” Journal of the Southwest 46, 3: 441-461 (with Henry F. Dobyns, William M. Denevan, William I. Woods, and Charles M. Mann).

Lovell, W. George. 2004. “CLAG Carl O. Sauer Distinguished Scholarship Award: Joseph L. Scarpaci.” Journal of Latin American Geography 3, 1: 130-131.

Lovell, W.George and Christopher H. Lutz. 2003. “Perfil etnodemográfico de la Audiencia de Guatemala.” Revista de Indias LXIII, 227: 157-174 and LXIII, 229: 759-764.

Lovell, W. George. 2003. “Entre dos mares.” Mesoamérica 45: ix-xii (with Armando J. Alfonzo and Carmen Mena García).

Lovell, W. George. 2002. “Requiem for a Friend: Bernard Q. Nietschmann, 1941-2000.” The Geographical Review 92, 1: 110-113.

Lovell, W. George. 2002. “Presentación.” Mesoamérica 44: ix-xi (with Armando J. Alfonzo).

Lovell, W. George. 2002. “Presentación.” Mesoamérica 43: ix-xi (with Armando J. Alfonzo).

Lovell, W. George. 2001. “Woodrow W. Borah, 1912-1999.” Colonial Latin American Review 10, 1: 143-148 (English) and Mesoamérica 40 (2000): 253-259 (Spanish).

Lovell, W. George. 2002. “Los mayas del altiplano: Supervivencia indígena en Chiapas y Guatemala.” Anuario de Estudios Americanos LIX, 1: 147-192.

Lovell, W. George. 2001. “En busca de Cabeza de Vaca.” Historia de Jeréz 7: 273-277 and Mesoamérica 42: 280-286.

Lovell, W. George.  2001. “Reimaginado a Honduras.” Mesoamérica 42: ix-xiv (with Armando J. Alfonzo and Dario Euraque).

Lovell, W. George.  2001. “Presentación.” Mesoamérica 41: ix-xi  (with Armando J. Alfonzo).

Lovell, W. George. 2001. “"Not a City but a World": Seville and the Indies”. The Geographical Review 91, 1-2: 239-251.

Lovell, W. George. 2000. La Solitut de Solanell. Revista de Cataluyna 147: 31-41.

Lovell, W. George. 2000. “Presentación.” Mesoamérica 40: ix-xi (with Armando J. Alfonzo).

Lovell, W. George. 2000. “Peninsula de la periferia.” Mesoamérica 39: 221-223 (with Armando J. Alfonzo and Sergio Quezada).

Burke, Wayne and W. George Lovell. 2000. “Demise at the Edge of Empire: Native Depopulation in Dominica, 1493-1647.” Yearbook of the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers 26: 1-16.

Lovell, W. George. 2000. “James J. Parsons, 1915-1997.” Yearbook of the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers 26: 179-180.

Lutz, Christopher H. and W. George Lovell. 1999. “William L. Sherman: A Fond Recollection.” The Americas 55, 2: 131-135.

Lovell, W. George. 1999. “Presentación.” Mesoamérica 38: ix-x (with Armando J. Alfonzo).

Lovell, W. George. 1999. “Nuevos rumbos.” Mesoamérica 37: ix-x (with Armando J. Alfonzo).

Lovell, W. George. 1998. “Disease and Empire.” The Canadian Geographer 42, 4: 397-400.

Lovell, W. George. 1998. “Sur les terres du demón.” Le géographe canadien 42, 2: 214-216.

Lovell, W. George. 1997. “In the Land of the Devil.” Canadian Journal of History 32, 2: 237-240.

Nolin Hanlon, Catherine and W. George Lovell. 1997. “Huida, exilio, repatriación y retorno: Escenarios de los refugiados guatemaltecos, 1981-1997”. Mesoamérica 34: 559-582.

Lovell, W. George and Christopher H. Lutz. 1996. “‘A Dark Obverse’: Maya Survival in Guatemala, 1520-1994.” The Geographical Review 86, 3: 398-407.

Lovell, W. George. 1996. “The Solitude of Solanell.” The Geographical Review 86, 2: 259-269.

Lovell, W. George. 1994. “The Century after Independence: Land and Life in Guatemala, 1821-1920.” Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 19, 37-38: 243-260.

Lovell, W. George and Christopher H. Lutz. 1994. “Conquest and Population: Maya Demography in Historical Perspective.” Latin American Research Review 29, 2: 133-140.

Lovell, W.George. 1993. “Ninety-Two Not Out: Eduardo Galeano and the Columbus Quincentenary.” Journal of Historical Geography 19, 2: 196-204.

Lovell, W. George. 1992. “‘Heavy Shadows and Black Night’: Disease and Depopulation in Colonial Spanish America”. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 82, 3: 426-443.

Lovell, W.George. 1992. “Los registros parroquiales de Jacaltenango.” Mesoamérica 24: 441-453.

Lovell, W. George. 1991. “Parish Registers in Jacaltenango, Guatemala.” Latin American Research Review 26, 3: 171-178.

Lovell, W.George. 1990. “Mayans, Missionaries, Evidence, and Truth: The Polemics of Native Resettlement in Sixteenth-Century Guatemala.” Journal of Historical Geography 16, 3: 277-294.

Kramer, Wendy, W.George Lovell, and Christopher H.Lutz. 1990. “Encomienda and Settlement: Towards a Historical Geography of Early Colonial Guatemala.” Yearbook of the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers 16: 67-72.

Lovell, W. George. 1990. “Maya Survival in Ixil Country, Guatemala.” Cutural Survival Quarterly 14,4: 10-12.

Lovell, W. George. 1989. “Los mayas de Guatemala en perspectiva histórica.” Anuario de Estudios Centroamericanos 15, 1: 5-27.

Lovell, W. George. 1988. “Las enfermedades del Viejo Mundo y la mortandad indígena: La viruela y el tabardillo en la Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, Guatemala, 1780-1810.”. Mesoamérica 16: 239-285.

Lovell, W. George. 1988. “Surviving Conquest: The Maya of Guatemala in Historical Perspective.” Latin American Research Review 23, 2: 25-57.

Kramer, Wendy, W. George Lovell, and Christopher H. Lutz. 1986. “Las tasaciones de tributos de Francisco Marroquín y Alonso Maldonado, 1536-1541.” Mesoamérica 12: 357-394.

Lovell, W. George. 1986. “Rethinking Conquest: The Colonial Experience in Latin America.” Journal of Historical Geography 12, 3: 310-317.

Lovell, W. George. 1986. “El cambio de población en Hispano-América: La dinámica de la congregación en las tierras altas de los Cuchumatanes de Guatemala, 1541-1821.” Anales de la Academia de Geografía e Historia de Guatemala 60: 53-69.

Lovell, W. George. 1985. “La tenencia de la tierra en la América Central española: Modelos de propriedad y actividad en las tierras altas de los Cuchumatanes de Guatemala, 1563-1821.” Anales de la Academia de Geografía e Historia de Guatemala 59: 87-101.

Lovell, W. George.1985. “From Conquest to Counter-Insurgency.” Cultural Survival Quarterly 9, 2:46-49.

Lovell, W. George, Christopher H. Lutz, and William R. Swezey. 1984. “The Indian Population of Southern Guatemala, 1549-1551: An Analysis of López de Cerrato's Tasaciones de Tributos.” The Americas 40, 4:459-478.

Lovell, W. George. 1983. “Landholding in Spanish Central America: Patterns of Ownership and Activity in the Cuchumatán Highlands of Guatemala, 1550-1821.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 8, 3: 214-230.

Lovell, W. George. 1983. “Settlement Change in Spanish America: The Dynamics of Congregación in the Cuchumatán Highlands of Guatemala, 1541-1821.” The Canadian Geographer 27, 2: 163-174.

Lovell, W. George. 1983. “To Submit and to Serve: Forced Native Labour in the Cuchumatán Highlands of Guatemala, 1525-1821.” Journal of Historical Geography 9, 2: 127-144.

Lovell, W. George. and William R. Swezey. 1982. “The Population of Southern Guatemala at Spanish Contact.” Canadian Journal of Anthropology 3, 1: 71-84.

Lovell, W. George. 1982. “Historia demográfica de la Sierra de los Cuchumatanes de Guatemala, 1500-1821.” Mesoamérica 4: 279-301.

Lovell, W. George. 1981. “La experiencia colonial en los Altos Cuchumatanes de Guatemala.” Mesoamérica 2: 184-188.

Lovell, W. George and William R. Swezey. 1981. “La población del sur de Guatemala al momento de la conquista española.” Antropología e Historia de Guatemala (II Epoca) 3: 43-54.

Lovell, W. George. 1981. “Population Change in the Cuchumatán Highlands of Guatemala.” Bulletin of the Society for Latin American Studies 33: 8-44.

Lovell, W. George. 1979. “The Cuchumatán Highlands of Guatemala on the Eve of the Spanish Conquest.” Katunob XI, 4: 1-41.

Lovell, W. George. 1976. “The Place of Synthesis in Geographical Investigation and the Study of Historical Geography.” The Albertan Geographer 12: 71-81.

Lovell, W. George. 1975. “Market Day in Chichicastenango.” The Albertan Geographer 11: 29-32.

 


Journals Edited (17)

Mesoamérica: Índice General 1-50 (June 2008).

Mesoamérica 50 (June 2008).

Mesoamérica 49 (June 2007).

Mesoamérica 48 (June 2006).

Mesoamérica 47 (June 2005).

Mesoamérica 46 (June 2004 – Special issue on Chiapas).

Mesoamérica 45 (June 2003 – Special issue on Panama).

Mesoamérica 44 (December 2002).

Mesoamérica 43 (June 2002).

Mesoamérica 42 (December 2001 – Special issue on Honduras).

Mesoamérica 41 (June 2001).

Mesoamérica 40 (December 2000).

Mesoamérica 39 (June 2000 – Special issue on Yucatán).

Mesoamérica 38 (December 1999).

Mesoamérica 37 (June 1999 – Special issue on Environment and Development).

Mesoamérica 36 (December 1998).

[The above issues of Mesoamérica and the ĺndice General of the journal’s contents from 1978 (1) to 2008 (50) were co-edited with Armando J. Alfonzo].

Queen's Quarterly 99, 2 (Fall 1992), commemorative issue on America and Europe: 500 Years after Columbus (invited guest editor).


CREATIVE WRITING AND JOURNALISTIC CONTRIBUTIONS

Books (1)

Lovell, W. George. 2007. The Waiter Brought a Tray: A Life (of Sorts) with Procol Harum. Kingston: Artful Codger Press. Pp. 104.

Essays and Stories (10)

Lovell, W. George. 2014. “Postcard from Guatemala.” Queen’s Quarterly 121 (in press).

Lovell, W. George. 2014. “Al corazón de San Lorenzo.” Online contribution posted at the website www.espacioeslava.com.

Lovell, W. George. 2001. “Theft.” The Chattahoochee Review XXI, 3: 31-38.

Lovell, W. George. 1996. “The Garifuna.” Liner notes for the CD “Garifuna: Indigenous Music from the Garifuna of Livingston, Guatemala” (Kevin O’Leary, Earthnoise Music En 2013).

Lovell, W. George. 1996. “Solanell.” Queen’s Quarterly 103, 3: 562-571.

Lovell, W. George. 1993. “The Art of Toil.” Queen’s Quarterly 100, 4: 880-885.

Lovell, W. George. 1992. “Re-membering America: Queen’s Quarterly 99, 3: 609-617.

Lovell, W. George. 1990. “Meddling with the Maya.” Queen’s Quarterly 97, 4: 566-579.

Lovell, W. George. 1987. “Voices from the Dark.” Queen’s Quarterly 94, 1: 34-42.

Lovell, W. George. 1983. “Dominoes and Destiny.” Queen’s Quarterly 90, 4: 933-952.

Newspaper and Magazine Publications (44)

Lovell, W. George. 2003. “Still a Long Way to Go For Peace in Guatemala.” The Ottawa Citizen, 27 December (op-ed page).

Lovell, W. George. 2001. “The Death of a Bishop.” The Ottawa Citizen, 28 April (op-ed page)

Lovell, W. George. 1999. “Peace at Last? Not So Fast, Guatemala.” The Globe and Mail, 15 November (op-ed page).

Lovell, W. George. 1998. “The Long Journey Home.” In These Times, 26 July, pp. 22-23.

Lovell, W. George. 1998. “History among the Maya.” The Globe and Mail, 25 April, p. D15.

Lovell, W. George. 1996. “Guatemala Vote a Test for Democracy.” The Toronto Star, 5 January (op-ed page).

Lovell, W. George. 1995. “Peace Declaration in Guatemala Does Not Mean the End of War.” The Toronto Star, 8 June (op-ed page).

Lovell, W. George. 1994. “Guatemala Facing a Decisive Test.” The Toronto Star, 31 May (op-ed page).

Lovell, W. George. 1994. “The Glory of the Bens.” The Whig-Standard Companion, 22 January, pp. 6-7.

Lovell, W. George. 1993. “Writing about Guatemala.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 27 February, p. 15.

Lovell, W. George. 1992. “The Life and Death of Solanell.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 31 October, pp. 6-7.

Lovell, W. George. 1991. “Democracy a Slim Hope in Guatemala.” The Toronto Star, 2 September (op-ed page).

Lovell, W. George. 1991. “War at our Back Door.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 30 March, p.20

Lovell, W. George. 1991. “City of Culture.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 26 January, pp. 4-5.

Lovell, W. George. 1990. “The Guanches.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 24 November, p. 24.

Lovell, W. George. 1990. “Written in Blood.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 3 November, pp. 6-10.

Lovell, W. George. 1990. “Living Places.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 27 October, p. 22 (with Brian S. Osborne).

Lovell, W. George. 1990. “Guatemala’s Military Mind Set.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 12 May, pp. 4-5.

Lovell, W. George. 1990. “Resisting Change in Central America.” The Toronto Star, 24 April, p. A19.

Lovell, W. George. 1989. “Belonging to Glasgow.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 15 April, pp. 4-7.

Lovell, W. George. 1988. “Being Blinded by the Sun.” The Whig-Standard-Magazine, 7 May, p. 26.

Lovell, W. George. 1988. “Guatemala: A Terrible Beauty.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 26 March, p. 20.

Lovell, W. George. 1988. “Rigoberta’s Story.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 13 February, p. 5.

Lovell, W. George. 1987. “Jaime’s Story: A Maya Refugee from Guatemala.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 28 November, pp. 5-11.

Lovell, W. George. 1987. “Who Looks and Looks Again.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 6 June, p. 26.

Lovell, W. George. 1987. “Witness to Slaughter.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 18 April, p. 25.

Lovell, W. George. 1986. “Freedom Fighters as Scum.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 8 March, p. 2

Lovell, W. George . 1986. “An Instinct to Survive.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 11 January, pp. 7-10.

Lovell, W. George. 1985. “Guatemala: The Terror and Tyranny of a U.S. Ally in Central America.” The Daily Californian, 30 October, p. 4 (as Donald McAlpine, with Eric Armstrong).

Lovell, W. George. 1984. “Portraits of the Dispossessed.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 4 August, pp. 21-22.

Lovell, W. George. 1984. “Guatemala: Bleeding in Silence.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 30 June, pp. 8-9.

Lovell, W. George. 1984. “The Forgotten America.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 12 May, p. 23.

Lovell, W. George. 1983. “Peronist Persuasion.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 26 November, pp. 20-21.

Lovell, W. George. 1983. “Heart of Darkness.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 16 April, pp. 18-19.

Lovell, W. George. 1983. “Guatemala: The Peace of the Dead.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 2 April, pp. 5-7.

Lovell, W. George. 1982. “Spain’s Legacy.” The Whig Standard Magazine, 4 December, pp. 4-6.

Lovell, W. George. 1982. “Guatemala: The Screaming Grows Louder.” The Kingston Whig-Standard, 7 October, p. 4.

Lovell, W. George. 1982. “Death to a Banana Democracy.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 8 May, p. 18.

Lovell, W. George. 1982. “El Salvador: The Reign of Terror.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 24 April, pp. 4-6 (with Stephen Piper).

Lovell, W. George. 1982. “Between the Eagle and the Bear.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 27 March, pp. l7-l8.

Lovell, W.George. 1982. “Election Day in Guatemala.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 3 March, pp. 4-5 (as Donald McAlpine).

Lovell, W. George. 1982. “Get the Facts Straight.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 2 January, p. 4.

Lovell, W. George. 1981. “Rise and Fall of Tacho II.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 26 December, p. l9.

Lovell, W.George. 1981. “Guatemala: The Sunshine and the Shadow.” The Whig-Standard Magazine, 31 October, pp. 4-9 (as Donald McAlpine).

 


AWARDS, HONOURS, AND DISTICTIONS

2014    Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

2014    Recipient of the Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography from the Canadian Association of Geographers.

2014    President-elect of the American Society for Ethnohistory.

2014    Recipient of Three-Year SSHRC Insight Research Grant.

2013    Recipient of Queen’s University Excellence in Research Prize.

2012    Member of the Graduate Program in Latin American History (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville) recognized by the Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Posgrado for quality instruction at both Master’s and doctoral level.   

2011    Recipient of Canada Council Killam Research Fellowship.

2010    Recipient of Maury A. Bromsen Residency Fellowship (John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island, USA).

2009    Member of CSIC-funded (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, the Spanish equivalent of NSERC/SSHRC) project on “Las fronteras y sus ciudades: Herencias, experiencias y mestizajes en los márgenes del imperio hispano” (headed by Dr. Santiago Bernabeu of the Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos, Seville, Spain).

2008    Recipient of Julian Sczeiz Award for Excellence in Teaching (Department of Geography, Queen’s University)

2007    Member of the SSHRC-funded Multi-Collaborative Research Initiative on “The Transatlantic Hispanic Baroque” (headed by Dr. José Luis Suárez of the University of Western Ontario).

2006    Recipient of Three-Year SSHRC Standard Research Grant.

2004    Finalist in the CBC Canada Literary Awards (Creative Non-Fiction).         

2003    Recipient of Helen Watson Buckner Residency Fellowship (John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island, USA). 

2003    Recipient of Julian Szeicz Award for Excellence in Teaching (Department of Geography, Queen’s University).

2002    Recipient of Three-Year SSHRC Standard Research Grant.

2001    Awarded Visiting Professorship in Latin American History by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain.

2000    Recipient of Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture Sabbatical Fellowship.

1998    Recipient of Three-Year SSHRC Standard Research Grant.

1997    Recipient of Julian Szeicz Award for Excellence in Teaching (Department of Geography, Queen’s University).

1996    Recipient of the Carl O. Sauer Distinguished Scholarship Award (Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers).

1995    Finalist in the CBC Canada Literary Awards (Creative Non-Fiction).   

1993    Recipient of Three-Year SSHRC Standard Research Grant.

1991    Recipient of Two-Year SSHRC Standard Research Grant.

1990    Invited Witness (on post-war scenarios in Central America) before the Standing Committee on External Affairs and International Trade (Ottawa).

1988    Recipient of One-Year SSHRC Standard Research Grant.

1985    Recipient of Canada Council Private Scholar Award.

1983    Recipient of Two-Year Plumsock Mesoamerican Studies (USA) Postdoctoral Fellowship.

1983    Recruited by M. Maurice Dupras (Chair of the Parliamentary Sub-Committee for Canada’s Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean) as one of his research consultants.

1982    Invited Witness (on war-torn Guatemala) before the Parliamentary Sub-Committee for Canada’s Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean (Ottawa).

1981    Recipient of Two-Year Canada Council Killam Research Associateship.

1981    Recipient of SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship.

1978    Recipient of Dissertation Scholarship (Department of Geography, University of Alberta).

1975    Recipient of Three-Year Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship (Department of Geography, University of Alberta).