Daniel P. Franke, Assistant Professor and PhD candidate
Department of History, Thayer Hall
United States Military Academy
West Point, NY 10996
- PhD, Medieval History, University of Rochester, 2014: Professor Richard W. Kaeuper, adviser.
- Dissertation Title: Beyond the Medieval Military Revolution: Robert Ufford, Earl of Suffolk and the Wars of England, 1314-1369.
- BA magna cum laude, History, Rice University, 2005.
- AA summa cum laude, History, Lower Columbia College, 2003.
- Research Interests: Medieval and Early Modern: England and Germany, Crusades, Warfare, Chivalry, Historical Memory and Memorialization, Military Revolutions. Modern: American Civil War, tactical and operational aspects, Second World War, the Wehrmacht, European and Eastern Theaters
- 2012-present Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy at West Point, in military and medieval 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.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
- Schallek Award, Medieval Academy of America, 2010
- West Point Summer Seminar in Military History, Fellowship, 2010.
- Dean’s Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship, University of Rochester, 2009-2010.
- William F. Harkins Jr. Prize, History Department, University of Rochester, 2007.
- Egon Berlin Prize, History Department, University of Rochester, 2007.
- Wilson Coates Book Award, History Department, University of Rochester, 2006.
- Robert and Mary Sproull Fellowship, University of Rochester, 2005-2009.
- Charles Garside Jr. Prize, History Department Rice University, 2005.
- Clifford Lefton Lawrence Award, History Department, Rice University, 2005.
Volumes and Monographs
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.
“Crusade, Empire, and the Process of War in Staufen Germany, 1180-1219.” Proposal accepted for publication in The Crusader World, ed. Adrian Boas, volume proposal approved by Routledge Publishing, due in print 2014. In progress.
“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). Revisions in progress.
“A ‘Medieval German Way of War’? The Case of Friedrich Barbarossa.” 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, Spring 2014.
“Meeting the Infidel: Crusade and Empire under the Early Staufen, 1170-1200.” To be submitted to Viator, Spring 2014.
“Recognizing Revolution: Edward III, the Chroniclers, and the Roots of English Victory, 1345-1346.” To be submitted to the Journal of Military History, Spring 2013.
“The Jews and the Crusades.” To be published in Seven Myths of the Crusades, ed. Alfred Andrea and Andrew Holt, publication target late 2013. Submitted for review.
“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.
Clifford Rogers’ Soldiers’ Lives Through History: The Middle Ages (Westport: Greenwood Press, 2007), for De Re Militari, January 2009. http://www.deremilitari.org/REVIEWS/Rogers_SoldiersLives.htm.
David Nicolle’s Teutonic Knight 1190-1561 (Osprey, 2007), for De Re Militari, January 2009. http://www.deremilitari.org/REVIEWS/Nicolle_TeutonicKnight.htm.
“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. In progress.
“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.” Pre-circulated 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.
“The Crusade in Fourteenth-century England: A Story of Ebb and Flow, 1268-1430.” Medieval Society, University of Rochester, Spring 2010.
“A Medieval War Effort: East Anglia and the Campaigns of EdwardIII, 1327-1360.” International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2009.
“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.
“The Image and Practice of Knighthood: German Chivalric Culture and the End of the Staufen Dynasty.” German Studies Association, Minneapolis, October 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.
“Margery Kempe’s Germany: Contours of Pilgrimage, Prayer, and Politics.” Presented as part of The Medieval West: Contemporary Views, The Humanities Project, University of Rochester, November 2007.
“The Fall of the House of Staufen: Illusion or Medieval German Sonderweg?” German Studies Association, San Diego, October 2007.
“The Politics of Holy War: Friedrich Barbarossa and the Third Crusade.” International Medieval Congress, Leeds, July 2007.
“Summit of Power: Barbarossa and the Crusade of 1189.” Medieval Society, University of Rochester, February 2007.
“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
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 and founder, “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
HI301 History of the Military Art, Fall 2012
HI302 History of the Military Art, Spring 2013
HI361 Medieval Europe, Spring 2013
HI370 Ancient and Medieval Warfare, Spring 2014
University of Rochester
WRT 105 Medieval Holy War: The Crusades, 1095-1453, University of Rochester, Fall 2007, Spring/Fall 2008, Spring 2010
WRT 105 The German Army in World War II: Campaigns, Crimes, and Cultural Memory, University of Rochester, Fall 2008
HIST281 The Hundred Years War, 1337-1453, University of Rochester, Summer 2009.
HIST 101 Early Europe, University of Rochester, Fall 2009, Summer 2010 (taught as Western Civilization 1).
HIST100 Ancient World. University of Rochester, Spring 2010 (taught as World History 1).
HIST102 The West and World Since 1492. Co-taught with Celia Applegate, University of Rochester, Spring 2010.
HIST391 Independent Study, Topics in Medieval History. Spring, 2010.
Teaching/Research Assistant, 2006-2007:
HIST 226 Hitler’s Germany, Spring 2006. Celia Applegate
HIST 100 Medieval Europe, Fall 2006. Richard Kaeuper
HIST 206 Holocaust, Spring 2007. Celia Applegate
HIST 281 British History to 1485, Spring 2008. Richard Kaeuper
Richard Kaeuper, Holy Warriors (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2009), research assistant.
Eastman School of Music
FWS 121 Medieval Holy War: The Crusades, 1095-1453, Eastman School of Music, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2011.
FWS 121 Famous Medieval Leaders: Saladin, Wallace, and Joan of Arc, Eastman School of Music, Fall, 2009.
FWS 121 Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt, Eastman School of Music, Fall 2010.
State University of New York, College of Geneseo
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; American wars; World Wars I and II