Curriculum Vitae

Daniel P. Franke, Ph.D.

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Academic profile:


University of Rochester, Rochester, NY: PhD in Medieval History, 2014

University of Rochester, Rochester,  NY: MA in History, 2008

Rice University, Houston, TX: BA in History, magna cum laude, 2005.

Lower Columbia College, Longview, WA: AA in History, summa cum laude, 2003.


Late Antique, Medieval, and Early Modern Eras · Military, Social, and Cultural History   ·  Technology and Transformations of Warfare    ·    Intersections of Strategy, Policy, and Culture    ·   Use and Utility of Force    ·    Global Economic Networks, Power, and Imperialism    ·    Western Civilization



Assistant Professor of History, 2016 to present.

SUNY NEW PALTZ, New Paltz, New York.

Lecturer in History, 1/16 – 5/16

MARIST COLLEGE, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Instructor in History, 8/15 – 5/16


Instructor in History, 8/15 – 5/16


Assistant Professor of History, 7/12 – 6/15


Instructor, Dean’s Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship, 8/09 – 5/10


Freshman Writing Instructor, 8/07 – 12/11



Travel Grant, Medieval Academy of America.                                                                                        2016

Research Fellow, Network Science Center, USMA at West Point.                                                 2014 – 2015.

Selected participant, NEH Workshop on Digital Methods for Military History.                        2014

Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, USMA. 2014

Finalist for the Thayer Teaching Award, Department of History, USMA.                                    2014

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

East Anglia at War: The Earls of Suffolk, Military Service, and the Origins of Ricardian Politics. Under negotiation with Boydell Press. Expected publication date 2018.  ~Applies social network analysis and actor-network theory to England’s near-continuous mobilization for war, and analyzes the impact of networks on the process of conflict.

Modern War and Medieval History: A Casebook. In progress. ~Explores the relevance of medieval warfare to modern defense and policy discussions through carefully selected case studies.

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. Forthcoming, 2017.  ~A series of essays from leading medieval historians in honor of Professor Kaeuper’s contributions to medieval studies.

Articles: In Progress

“Late Medieval England in a Global Context.” Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. Edited by Candace Barrington, Brantley L. Bryant, Richard Godden, Daniel T. Kline, and Myra Seaman.

“Of Arms and the Navy: the Phillipe and England’s Fourteenth-century RMA.” To be submitted to the Journal of Medieval Military History.  ~Translates a rare primary account of a galley’s armament and supply, and analyzes what this tells us concerning the state of England’s technological preparedness for war in 1337.

“Crusade, Empire, and the Muslim ‘Other’ in German Chronicles, 1189-1198.” To be submitted to Crusades, January 2016.  ~Analyzes the presence and purpose of hegemonic discourse in Latin chronicles of the German crusade in Anatolia, as well as subsequent German engagement with the Muslim world.


“The Hundred Years War: State of the Field.” For History Compass, Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. Forthcoming.

“Cavalry to 1500.” Solicited annotated bibliography for Oxford Bibliographies: Military History. Edited by Dennis Showalter. Forthcoming, 2016.

Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History. Three Volumes. Edited by Florin Curta and Andrew Holt. ACB-Clio, forthcoming 2016. Contributing the following articles: “Benedict of Nursia and the beginnings of monasticism in the West”; “Second Council of Constantinople”; “Battle of Tours”; “First Lateran Council”; “Gratian’s Decretum”; “Papacy of Innocent III”; “Founding of the Dominicans.”

“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. Edited by Daniel P. Franke and Craig M. Nakashian. Under contract with Brill. Forthcoming, 2017.

“Crusade, Empire, and the Process of War in Staufen Germany, 1180-1220.” In The Crusader World, edited by Adrian Boas. London: Routledge, 2015. Pp. 128-143.

“The Capture of Tifford.” In The Battle of Crécy: A Casebook. Edited by Michael Livingston and Kelly DeVries. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2015. Pp. 106-107.

“The Crusades and Medieval Anti-Judaism: Cause or Consequence?” In Seven Myths of the Crusades. Edited by Alfred Andrea and Andrew Holt. Cambridge: Hackett Publishing, 2015. Pp. 48-69.

“War, Crisis, and East Anglia, 1334-1340: Towards a Reassessment.” In The Hundred Years War III: Further Considerations. Edited by Donald Kagay and L. J. Andrew Villalon. Leiden: Brill, 2013. Pp. 187-215.

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.

Chivalry: The Knight and the Knightly Ethos.  Exhibit and pamphlet for the Robbins Library, University of Rochester, 2008.

Reviews, Selected

David Green’s The Hundred Years War: A People’s History (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014), for H-War Book Reviews, in progress.

Gianluca Raccagni’s The Lombard League 1167-1225 (The British Academy/Oxford, 2010), for De Re Militari. Forthcoming.

Craig Taylor’s Chivalry and the Ideals of Knighthood in France during the Hundred Years War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), for the Cahiers de Recherches Médiévales et Humanistes. Forthcoming.

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.

  1. J. A. Villalon and D. Kagay’s The Hundred Years War (Part II) (Brill, 2008), for De Re Militari, September 2010.



Select Papers Presented

“‘Envoys from the Sultan’: Power, Seljuk Diplomacy, and the German Crusaders, 1188-1190.” Southeast Medieval Association annual conference, October 2016. In progress.

“‘Where bene oure swerdes become?’ Honor, Violence, and Chivalric Representation in Fifteenth-Century England.” Renaissance Society of America, March-April 2017. In progress.

“Technology, Manpower, and the Matter of England: Reassessing Edward III’s Strategic Thought.” International Medieval Congress, Leeds, United Kingdom, July 2016.

“Crafting the Perfect Army: Innovation and the Assizes of Arms in Plantagenet England.” International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2015.

“Why We Fight: Recreating the English Strategic Narrative during the later Hundred Years War.” The Eighty-Second Annual Meeting of the Society of Military History, Montgomery, Alabama, April 2015.

“A Medieval German ‘Way of War’?: The Case of Frederick Barbarossa.” International Medieval Congress, Leeds, United Kingdom, July 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.

“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.

“Margery Kempe’s Germany: Contours of Pilgrimage, Prayer, and Politics.” Rochester Humanities Symposium, 2007.

Organizer, Chair, or Participant, selected

Organizer, “A Soldier for All Seasons: Remaking War and Warriors in Medieval and Modern Britain.” Eighty-second Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History, Montgomery, Alabama, April, 2015.

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.

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

Beginner:                            Turkish, Spanish

Paleography:                     English Court Hands, Gothic scripts, Papal and Imperial scripts



Main Teaching Competency: Ancient World; Medieval Europe; Early Modern Europe; Military History (pre-modern and modern); Atlantic World; Global History surveys, ancient world to 1500 and 1500 to present

Secondary Teaching Competency: Global Economic History; Classical Islamic Civilization;

Imperialism and Decolonization; Modern Europe.


Courses Taught

SUNY New Paltz, Spring 2016

History 200 The Ancient World

History 207 Medieval Europe


Marist College, 2015-2016

History 101 Themes in World History (Reformation to Present)

History 273 Colonial Latin America

History 244 Ancient Greece


Mount Saint Mary College, 2015-2016

History 1050 Western Europe 1 (Late Antiquity to the Renaissance)

History 1060 Western Europe 2 (Modern Europe)


United States Military Academy, 2012-2015

HI301 History of the Military Art 1900 – Present

HI302 History of the Military Art Antiquity – 1900

HI361 Medieval Europe

HI370 Ancient and Medieval Warfare

HI498-499 Senior Thesis committee member, various student capstone projects


University of Rochester, 2007-2010

HIST 100  Ancient World (taught as World History 1)

HIST 101 Early Europe (taught as Western Civilization 1)

HIST 102 The West and World Since 1492.  Co-taught with Celia Applegate

HIST 281 The Hundred Years War, 1337-1453

HIST 391  Independent Study, Topics in Medieval History

WRT 105 Medieval Holy War: The Crusades, 1095-1453

WRT 105 The German Army in World War II: Campaigns, Crimes, and Cultural Memory

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

FWS 121 Famous Medieval Leaders: Saladin, Wallace, and Joan of Arc

FWS 121 Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt


State University of New York, College of Geneseo, 2008

INTD105 War Crimes and World War II.



Websites            The Winds of War. Blog. Owner.

The Central Node. Contributor, 2015-2016.

2012-2015         West Point History of Warfare, iPad textbook: pilot course tester and evaluator, 2013.

HI301, Course director (summer) and assistant course director (fall): responsible for curriculum development and testing for the West Point History of Warfare.

HI361, Medieval Europe. Course director, new class, 2013, revised 2015.

HI370, Ancient and Medieval Warfare. Course director, new class, 2014.

Digital: “War and English Society: A Social Network Analysis.” QGIS platform in development.

Digital: “The Medieval World: Travel, Landscapes, and Networks.” Class project for HI361, Medieval Europe.

2006 – 2008   The Camelot Project, University of Rochester: Contributor and editor, 2006-2008


2014-present   Member, editorial board, Journal of Medieval Military History

2015-2016          Mount Saint Mary College:

~Learning Community Team member, First Year Experience Program, Fall 2015

Southern New Hampshire University

~Online Teaching Training Program, April 2016

2012-2015         United States Military Academy:

~Network Science Center, Research Fellow, AY2014-15.

~The Central Node blog, contributor.

~High school outreach, assistant.

~Assistant Course Director, HI301, enrollment c.1000, Fall 2013.

~Course Director, HI361, HI370, HI301, and HI302.

~Academic Research Council, Institute for Innovation and Development, Office of the Dean: Department representative, AY2012-13.

~Assistant faculty advisor to the Wargames Club.                                                                                                  

~Honors thesis committees.

~Staff Ride to Vicksburg National Battlefield Park, AY2015, planner.

~History Department “Night at the Movies” for Kingdom of Heaven, panelist.

~Field Trip, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015, organizer.

2009-2012       University of Rochester:

~Graduate History Society, founding member and organizer.

~ Graduate History Conference, founder and organizer.

~Graduate member and advisor to the Medieval Society.

~Academic advising, AY2009-10.

2007 – 2011     Eastman School of Music:

~Course Evaluation Committee, reviewing and revising assessment methods for FWS121.


The World History Association

Medieval Academy of America

Society for the Study of the Crusades and Latin East

De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History

The Society for Military History

Southeast Medieval Association

One Reply to “Curriculum Vitae”

  1. I am glad to see you are a human being, Daniel.

    But I am always amazed, and a tad envious, at how much better prepared you youngsters are than I was.

    Personally, while I have nothing against Bach, I am a Mozart-Wagner man, much like Morse.

    BTW, my paper at next fall’s SCSC in the Big Easy will be on Luther.

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