Daniel P. Franke, PhD
PhD, Medieval History, University of Rochester, 2014: Professor Richard W. Kaeuper, adviser.
Dissertation: Beyond the Medieval Military Revolution: Robert Ufford, Earl of Suffolk and the Wars of England, 1298-1369.
MA, History, University of Rochester, 2008
BA magna cum laude, History, Rice University, 2005.
AA summa cum laude, History, Lower Columbia College, 2003.
Research Interests: Medieval and Early Modern Military, Social, and Cultural History, particularly England and Germany; Crusades; Reception, Interpretation, and Transformations of Warfare; Iconography in warfare and religion.
2012 – 2014 Instructor/Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy at West Point, in medieval and military history.
2005 – 2014 Graduate Student, Dept. of History, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
2011 AP Reader, European History, Kansas City.
2009 – 2010 Instructor, Dean’s Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship, University of Rochester.
2008 Instructor, Freshman Writing Seminar, SUNY Geneseo.
2007 – 2011 Instructor, Freshman Writing Seminar, Eastman School of Music.
2007 – 2010 Writing Instructor, College Writing Program, University of Rochester.
2006 – 2008 Library Assistant, Robbins Library, University of Rochester.
2003 – 2005 After school tutor and TA, Wharton Dual Language Academy, Houston ISD
2002 – 2003 Tutor, Lower Columbia College
GRANTS, AWARDS, and HONORS
2014 U. S. Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, USMA.
2014 Finalist for the Thayer Teaching Award, Department of History, USMA.
2010 Schallek Award, Medieval Academy of America.
2010 West Point Summer Seminar in Military History, Fellowship.
2009 – 2010 Dean’s Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship, University of Rochester.
2007 William F. Harkins Jr. Prize, History Department, University of Rochester.
2007 Egon Berlin Prize, History Department, University of Rochester.
2006 Wilson Coates Book Award, History Department, University of Rochester.
2005 – 2009 Robert and Mary Sproull Fellowship, University of Rochester.
2005 Charles Garside Jr. Prize, History Department Rice University.
2005 Clifford Lefton Lawrence Award, History Department, Rice University.
Volumes and Monographs
Robet Ufford Earl of Suffolk and the Transformation of War in Fourteenth-Century England. Monograph. Currently in discussion stage with Boydell and Brewer, target publication date 2016.
Prowess, Piety, and Public Order in Medieval Society: Studies in Honor of Richard W. Kaeuper. Edited by Daniel P. Franke and Craig M. Nakashian. Under contract with Brill. Due in print, late 2015.
The Societal Effects of War. Edited by Richard W. Kaeuper, Craig M. Nakashian, and Daniel P. Franke. Cambridge University Press, proposal accepted.
“Prowess and Privilege: Robert Ufford, Earl of Suffolk, and the Reality of Chivalry in 14th-Century England.” In Prowess, Piety, and Public Order in Medieval Society: Studies in Honor of Richard W. Kaeuper (as above). Under revision.
“Crusade, Empire, and the Process of War in Staufen Germany, 1180-1219.” In The Crusader World, edited by Adrian Boas. Under contract with Routledge. Due in print 2015. In progress.
“A ‘Medieval German Way of War’? The Case of Friedrich Barbarossa.” To be submitted to the Journal of Military History, In progress. 2014.
“Recognizing Revolution: Edward III, the Chroniclers, and the Roots of English Victory, 1345-1346.” To
be submitted to War in History, Summer 2014.
“Of Arms and the Galley: the Phillipe and England’s Fourteenth-century RMA.” To be submitted to the Journal of Medieval Military History, Summer 2014.
“Brave, Strong, and Valiant: Military Recruitment and Service in Medieval England.” For History Compass, published by Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. In progress.
“The Crusades and Medieval Anti-Judaism: Cause or Consequence?” In Seven Myths of the Crusades, ed. Alfred Andrea and Andrew Holt. Routledge, 2014, forthcoming.
“War, Crisis, and East Anglia, 1334-1340: Towards a Reassessment.” In The Hundred Years War III, edited by Donald Kagay and L. J. Andrew Villalon. Leiden: Brill, 2013.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology. Edited by Clifford J. Rogers. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. Contributed the following articles: “Battle of Sarmin, 1115”; “Crusades: Narrative (1180-1245)”; “Crusades: Settlement”; “France: Historiography (1328-1483)”; “Germany: Historiography (911-1024)”; “Germany: Narrative (911-1024)”; “Germany: Sources (911-1024)”; “Henry I, King of the East Franks.”
“Chivalry.” In Encyclopedia of Political Theory, three volumes, edited by Mark Bevir. SAGE Publications, 2010.
“Chivalry: An Annotated Bibliography for Teachers.” The Once and Future Classroom, vol. 6, issue 1. The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages (TEAMS), ed. Christine Neufeld. http://www.teamsmedieval.org/ofc/SP08/chivbib1.html.
Chivalry: The Knight and the Knightly Ethos. Exhibit and pamphlet for the Robbins Library, University of Rochester, 2008.
Richard Barber’s Edward III and the Triumph of England (London: Allen Lane, 2013), review essay for The Journal of Military History, in progress.
Gianluca Raccagni’s The Lombard League 1167-1225 (The British Academy/Oxford, 2010), for De Re Militari, in progress.
Peter Hoskins’s In the Footsteps of the Black Prince: The Road to Poitiers, 1355-1356. (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2011), in The Journal of Military History, Vol. 75, no. 4 (October 2011), 1278-79.
Michael Prestwich’s Knight: The Medieval Warrior’s (Unofficial) Guide. (London: Thames and Hundson, 2010), for De Re Militari, September 2010. http://www.deremilitari.org/REVIEWS/Prestwich_Knight.htm.
L. J. A. Villalon and D. Kagay’s The Hundred Years War (Part II) (Brill, 2008), for De Re Militari, September 2010. http://www.deremilitari.org/REVIEWS/Villalon_100YW_2.htm.
Select Papers Presented
“Cause and Consequence in the Medieval Infantry Revolution: Rethinking English Military Recruitment, 1314-1360.” The International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2014.
“Recognizing Revolution: Edward III, the Chroniclers, and the Roots of English Victory, 1345-1346.” The 2013 Military History Graduate Student Conference at The Ohio State University.
“The Road East: Crusade and Imperium in Staufer Germany, 1170-1200.” International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2012.
“Defining Chivalry and the Nation: Guy of Warwick, the Smithfield Decretals, and the Hundred Years War.” Think Romance: the 32nd Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University, March 31-April 1, 2012.
“‘That Bloody Strain’: (Re)Fashioning the Plantagenet Past in Edward III.” Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York, March 2012.
“Frederick Barbarossa as Military Commander: A Re-Evaluation.” De Re Militari, International Medieval Congress, Leeds, United Kingdom, July 2011.
“England and the Crusade in the ‘Long’ Fourteenth Century: Lay Response and Impact.” Paper for The Crusades, Islam and Byzantium: An Interdisciplinary Workshop and Conference, London, July 2011.
“East Anglia and the Chivalric Memorialization of the Hundred Years’ War.” Society of the White Hart, International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2011.
“Feeding the Fight: A Comparative Approach to East Anglian Participation in Late Plantagenet Warfare.” International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2010.
“Military Service and Special Commissions in fourteenth-century Norfolk.” Law, Justice and Governance: New Views on Medieval Constitutionalism, University of Rochester, April 2009.
“‘Neve malum pro malo redderet’: Engaging the Turks in German Chronicles of the Third Crusade.” Global Encounters: Legacies of Exchange and Conflict (1000-1700), UNC Chapel Hill, November 2008.
“Papal Diplomacy and the Third Crusade: A Setback for Papal Power?” Seventh Quadrennial Conference of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East, Avignon, France, August 2008.
“The Politics of the Imperial Coronation, 1155 – 1220.” International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, May 2008.
“The Medium and the Message: the Aftermath of the Besançon Incident of 1157.” International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2007.
“Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival and the Courtly Ethic.” Fourth Annual Conference for Medieval Studies, Purdue, Indiana, February 2006.
Organizer, Chair, or Participant
Presenter/facilitator, “Civil War Pedagogy,” West Point Summer Seminar in Military History, June 2014.
Moderator, “Studies in Honor of Richard W. Kaeuper II: Society and Public Order,” sponsored by the University of Rochester, at the International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2014.
Moderator, “Germany and the Crusading Movement,” Crusades Studies Forum, St. Louis University, at the International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2012.
Participant, “Surviving the Academic Interview: A Round Table Discussion.” Graduate Student Committee, Medieval Academy of America, International Medieval Congress, Leeds, United Kingdom, July 2011.
Assistant organizer, “Failures, Losers, and Tragic Downfalls”: The Second Annual Graduate Conference at the University of Rochester, February 26, 2011.
Organizer, “Dissent and History”: The First Annual Graduate Conference at the University of Rochester, March 26-27, 2010.
Moderator, “Luther and Sixteenth-Century Protestantism: Power, Position, and Greed.” Thirty-second Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2008.
High Proficiency: German, Latin, Middle English
Reading Proficiency: French, Middle High German, Old French
Basic Proficiency: Italian
Paleography: English Court Hands, Gothic scripts, Papal and Imperial scripts
United States Military Academy at West Point, 2012-present
HI301 History of the Military Art, Fall 2012, Fall 2013
HI302 History of the Military Art, Spring 2013, Spring 2014
HI361 Medieval Europe, Spring 2013
HI370 Ancient and Medieval Warfare, Spring 2014
University of Rochester, 2007-2010
HIST 100 Ancient World: Spring 2010 (taught as World History 1).
HIST 101 Early Europe, Fall 2009: Summer 2010 (taught as Western Civilization 1).
HIST 102 The West and World Since 1492. Co-taught with Celia Applegate: Spring 2010.
WRT 105 Medieval Holy War: The Crusades, 1095-1453: Fall 2007, Spring/Fall 2008, Spring 2010
WRT 105 The German Army in World War II: Campaigns, Crimes, and Cultural Memory: Fall 2008
HIST 281 The Hundred Years War, 1337-1453, University of Rochester: Summer 2009.
HIST 391 Independent Study, Topics in Medieval History: Spring, 2010.
Teaching/Research Assistant, 2006-2008:
HIST 100 Medieval Europe, Fall 2006. Richard Kaeuper
HIST 226 Hitler’s Germany, Spring 2006. Celia Applegate
HIST 206 Holocaust, Spring 2007. Celia Applegate
HIST 281 British History to 1485, Spring 2008. Richard Kaeuper
Research Assistant to Richard Kaeuper, Holy Warriors (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2009).
Eastman School of Music, 2007-2011
FWS 121 Medieval Holy War: The Crusades: 1095-1453, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2011.
FWS 121 Famous Medieval Leaders: Saladin, Wallace, and Joan of Arc: Fall, 2009.
FWS 121 Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt: Fall 2010.
State University of New York, College of Geneseo, 2008
INTD105 War Crimes and World War II. State University of New York, Geneseo, Fall 2008.
General Areas of Teaching Competency:
Western Civilization and World History surveys; Ancient, Medieval and Modern Europe surveys; Modern Germany and Holocaust surveys: Military History surveys (Ancient, Medieval, and Modern); Crusades; Medieval Germany; Medieval England; the Hundred Years War; Chivalry and chivalric literature; Women in the Middle Ages; the Jews in the Middle Ages; Military Revolutions; Just War Theory; Strategy and Policy; American wars; World Wars I and II
DIGITAL PROJECTS AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
The Camelot Project, University of Rochester: Contributor and editor, 2006-2008
West Point History of Warfare, iPad textbook: Pilot course tester and evaluator, 2013.
HI370: New version of Ancient and Medieval Warfare for Fall, 2013