Joseph P. Huffman Distinguished Professor of European History

Boyer Hall 255
(717) 766-2511 ext. 7259
jhuffman@messiah.edu


Education
European History Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles (1991)
German History, Universities of Regensburg and Cologne (1988-89)
European History M.A., University of California at Los Angeles (1985)
Medieval Studies M.A., Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University (1984)
History B.A., Seattle Pacific University (1982)

 
Academic Appointments
Distinguished Professor of European History, Messiah College (2010-)
Coordinator, Latin Language & Literature Program (2003-)
Director, Center for Public Humanities, Messiah College (2010-2012)
Professor of European History, Messiah College (2003-2010)
Program Director, NEH Challenge Grant (2007-2012)
Founding Dean, School of Humanities, Messiah College (2002-2008)
Founding Director, Center For Public Humanities (2003-2006)
Chair, Department of History at Messiah College (2001-2002)
Chair, Department of History & Political Science at Messiah College (1999-2001)
Associate Professor of European History, Messiah College (1997- 2002)
Assistant Professor of European History, Messiah College (1994-1997)
Assistant Professor of European History, Westmont College (1991-1994)
Teaching Associate and Teaching Fellow, University of California at Los Angeles (1985-1988; 1990-1991)


Courses Currently Taught at Messiah College
HIST 134 Knights, Peasants, and Bandits: A Social History of Medieval England
HIST 310 Medieval Europe (A.D. 700-1500)
HIST 304 Tudor-Stuart England (A.D. 1400-1700)
HIST 319 Topics in Classical & Medieval European History (Trial of Joan of Arc, Crusades Movement, Urban History, Monasticism)
HIST 497-498 Major Honors in History
LATN 101 Fundamentals of Latin I
LATN 102 Fundamentals of Latin II
LATN 201 Intermediate Latin
LATN 491: Topics in Latin Literature
IDFY 101: First Year Seminar: Growing the Family Tree: Genealogy, History, and Personal Identity

Recent Senior Honors Research Projects:
The Song of Songs and the Gendering of Mysticism: Bernard of Clairvaux, Mechtild of Magdeburg, and Gertrude of Helfta (Lucy Barnhouse, 2007-2008)
The Historicity of the Novels of Jane Austen: Courtship in England During the Later Georgian Era (Courtney Weller, 2009-2010)
The Lamp of Chivalry: Literary Knighthood, Honor, and the Southern Cause for the Civil War (Elizabeth Motich, 2012-2013)

Courses Previously Taught at Messiah College
HIST 101 Western Civilization before 1500
HIST 102 Western Civilization since 1500
HIST 322 Modern Europe
HIST 332 Modern Germany
HIST 341 Greco-Roman Society and Culture
HIST 348 Renaissance and Reformation Europe
HIST 401 Historiography and Philosophy of History (Senior Seminar)
HUMA 201 Humanities Past & Present (Sophomore Seminar)
HUMA 401 Humanities Senior Seminar
 
Honors and Grants
Public Humanities Fellow, Center for Public Humanities, Genetic Ancestry Project (2013-2014)
Distinguished Professor Promotion, Messiah College (2010)
National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant (2006) $200,000 for the Center for Public Humanities Endowment
Penn National Grant (2006) $110,100 Seed Money Grant for the Center for Public Humanities
Messiah College Scholarship Chair (2001-2003)
Who's Who among America's Teachers (2002, 2004)
German-American Fulbright Commission Research Fellowship (1998-99)
Excellence in Teaching Award (1997)
Presidential Scholars Lecture Series Speaker (Fall 1996)
Messiah College Faculty Scholarship Award (1999-2000, 1995-96)
Messiah College Travel Funds Grant (2001, 1998, 1997, 1995)
Westmont College Faculty Development Grant (1994, 1992)
UCLA Teaching Fellowship (1990-91), University Fellowship (1990-91), Dissertation Fellowship (1989-90)
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Research Fellowship (1988-89)
University of Regensburg: German Studies Summer Seminar Fellowship (1988)
UCLA Teaching Associateship (1987-88, 1986-87, 1985)
Award by the Consulate General of West Germany in Los Angeles "in Anerkennung für hervorragende Leistungen im Deutschunterricht"

    [in recognition for distinguished achievements in the study of German] (1986)
Graduated Summa Cum Laude in the Master's Program at Western Michigan University (1984)
Western Michigan University Dean's Research Assistantship (1983-84), Graduate Fellowship (1982-83)

Professional Publications

Books:
 
The Social Politics of Medieval Diplomacy: Anglo-German Relations (1066-1307) [Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe 7]
(University of Michigan Press, 2000)

Family, Commerce, and Religion in London and Cologne: Anglo-German Emigrants c. 1000- c. 1300
[Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life
and Thought, Fourth Series, 39] (Cambridge University Press, 1998) Paperback edition: December 2002.
 
Articles & Chapters:

"The Donation of Zeno: St. Barnabas and the Origins of the Cypriot Archbishop's Regalia Privilges,"Journal of Ecclesiastical History (forthcoming).

"The Medieval Synthesis: Religion, Society, and Culture," in The Blackwell Companion to World Christianity eds. Lamin Sanneh and Michael J. McClymond (forthcoming 2014).

 
"Between History and Romance: Teaching Medieval Culture to Undergraduates through Chivalric Biography," Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching

17: 2 (December 2010) 73-100.

"Cologne" and "Travel and Mobility," in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages ed. Robert E. Bjork (Oxford: Oxford University Press, June 2010)
I: 419 and IV: 1650-1651.

"Freud's Impact on American Culture," in Encyclopedia of Jewish Popular Culture, ed. Jack Fischel (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing, 2008) 150-151.

"Die sozialen Aspekte der Außenpolitik: Diplomatische Beziehungen zwischen englischen und deutschen Herrschern im 12. Jahrhundert,"
in Der Weg in eine weitere Welt: Kommunikation und"politisches Handeln" im 12. Jahrhundert ed. Hanna Vollrath [Neue Aspekte der europäischen
Mittelalterforschung 2] (Münster/Hamburg/Berlin/Vienna/London: LIT Verlag, 2008) 59-84 .

"Potens et Pauper: Charity and Authority in Jurisdictional Disputes over the Poor in Medieval Cologne," in Plenitude of Power: The Doctrines
and Exercise of Authority in the Middle Ages
ed. Robert Figueira [Church, Faith, and the Medieval West Series] (Abingdon: Ashgate Publishing, 2006) 107-124.

"Empress Matilda," in Key Figures in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia ed. Richard K. Emmerson [Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages]
(New York: Routledge Press, 2005) 458-459.

"Cologne, Archdiocese," "Cologne, History," "Empress Matilda," "Siegburg Abbey," and "Westphalia," in Medieval Germany: An Encyclopedia

ed. John M. Jeep [Garland Reference Library of the Humanities: Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages] (New York: Garland Publishing, 2000)
132-134, 137-140; 505-506; 719-720; 809-810.

"Mitravit me et ego eum coronabo. The Archbishop of Cologne and Richard of Cornwall: An Interregional Perspective on Regnum and Sacerdotium,"

in Medieval Germany: Associations and Delineations ed. Nancy van Deusen [Claremont Cultural Studies Series: Wissenschaftliche Abhandlungen LXII/5]
(Ottowa, Canada: 2000) 71-92.

"Faith, Reason, and the Text. The Return of the Middle Ages in Post-Modern Scholarship," Christian Scholar's Review 29: 2 (Winter 1999) 281-301.

"Documentary Evidence of Anglo-German Currency Movement in the Central Middle Ages: Cologne and English Sterling," British Numismatic Journal

65 (1995) 32-45.

Curriculum chapter units for teaching the Middle Ages in High School entitled: "Women in Medieval Europe,""Medieval Universities," and

"Medieval Castles" in the series published by The National Center for History in the Schools (Los Angeles, 1992).

"Anglicus in Colonia: Die juristische, soziale und ökonomische Stellung der Engländer in Köln während des 12. und 13. Jahrhunderts,"

Jahrbuch des Kölnischen Geschichtsvereins 62 (1991) 1-62.

"Prosopography and the Anglo-Imperial Connection: A Cologne Ministerialis Family and its English Relations," Medieval Prosopography 11 no. 2

(Autumn 1990) 53-134.
 
Book Reviews:

American Historical Review (forthcoming): Jonathan R. Lyon, Princely Brothers and Sisters: The Sibling Bond in German Politics, 1100-1250 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013).

Francia: Studies in Western European History [Institut historique allemand de Paris - Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris] (forthcoming): Thomas R. Kraus, ed., Aachen von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Band 2: Karolinger - Ottonen - Salier, 765-1173 [Veröffentlichungen des Stadtarchivs Aachen 13; Beihefte der Zeitschrift des Aachener Geschichtsvereins 14] (Aachen: Verlagsdrukerei Schmidt 2013).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 51(May 2014) 5233: Katherine J. Lewis, Kingship and Masculinity in Late Medieval England (New York: Routeledge Press, 2013).

History: Review of New Books 42:2 (April 2014) 61: Nicholas L. Paul, To Follow in Their Footsteps: The Crusades and Family Memory in the
High Middle Ages
(Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012).


Francia: Studies in Western European History [Institut historique allemand de Paris - Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris] 1 (March 2014): Franz J. Felten, ed., Stadte am Mosel und Rhein von der Antike bis nach 1945 [Mainzer Vortrage 16] (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2013).
URL: http://www. perspectivia.net/content/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2014-1/MA/felten_huffman.

Francia: Studies in Western European History [Institut historique allemand de Paris - Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris] 4 (December 2013):
Dieter Rübesamen, ed., Regesten Kaiser Friedrichs III. Heft 28: Die Urkunden und Briefe aus den Archiven und Bibliotheken der Stadt Nürnberg, Teil 3: 1456-1463 (Cologne, Weimar, and Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 2013).
URL: http://www.perspectivia.net/content/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2013-4/MA/ruebsamen_huffman.

Francia: Studies in Western European History [Institut historique allemand de Paris - Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris] 3 (October 2013):
Tobias Wulf, Die Pfarrgemeinden der Stadt Köln. Entwicklung und Bedeutung vom Mittelalter bis in die Frühe Neuzeit (Siegburg: Franz Schmitt Verlag, 2012).
URL: http://www.perspectivia.net/content/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2013-3/MA/wulf_huffman.

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 51 (October 2013) 1092: Dan Jones, The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England (New York: Viking Press, 2012).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 50 (June 2013) 5817: Mark Hagger, William: King and Conqueror (London: I.B. Taurus, 2012).

Francia: Studies in Western European History [Institut historique allemand de Paris - Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris] 1 (April 2013):
Andreas Sohn, Von der Residenz zur Hauptstadt.  Paris im hohen Mittelalter (Ostfildern: Jan Thorbecke Verlag, 2012).
URL: http://www.perspectivia.net/content/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2013-1/MA/sohn_huffman.

American Historical Review 118: 2 (April 2013) 568-569: Jenny Benham, Peacemaking in the Middle Ages (Manchester: Manchester University Press 2011).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 50 (April 2013) 4395: Catherine Rider, Magic and Religion in Medieval England (London: Reaktion Books, 2012).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 50 (January 2013) 2873: G. W. Bernard, The Late Medieval Church: Vitality and Vulnerability before the Break with Rome (New Haven: University of Yale Press, 2012).

Francia: Studies in Western European History [Institut historique allemand de Paris - Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris] 4 (December 2012):
Werner Tschacher, Königtum als Lokale Praxis: Aachen als Feld der Kulturellen Realisierung von Herrschaft. Eine Verfassungsgeschichte (ca. 800-1918
[Historische Mitteilungen im Auftrage der Ranke-Gesellschaft, Beihefte Band 80] (Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag 2010).
URL: http://www.perspectivia.net/content/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2012-4/MA/tschacher_huffman

Francia: Studies in Western European History [Institut historique allemand de Paris - Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris] 3(September 2012):
Dieter Breuers, Colonia im Mittelalter. Über das Leben der Stadt (Bergisch Gladbach: Lübbe, 2011).

URL: http://www.perspectivia.net/content/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2012-3/MA/breuers_huffman

Francia: Studies in Western European History [Institut historique allemand de Paris - Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris] 1 (April 2012):
Thomas R. Kraus, ed., Aachen von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Band 1: Die natürlichen Grundlagen und Von der Vorgeschichte bis zu den Karolingern
[Verö
ffentlichungen des Stadtarchivs Aachen 13; Beihefte der Zeitschrift des Aachener Geschichtsvereins 7] (Aachen: Verlagsdrukerei Schmidt 2011).
URL: http://www.perspectivia.net/content/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2012-2/MA/kraus_huffman

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 49 (April 2012) 4681: Nigel Saul, Chivalry in Medieval England (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 49 (October 2011) 1084: Edmund King, King Stephen [The English Monarchs Series] (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 48 (April 2011) 4695: J. S. Hamilton, The Plantagenets. History of a Dynasty (London, New York: Continuum Books, 2010).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 48 (January 2011) 2917: Francis Oakley, Empty Bottles of Gentilism. Kingship and the Divine in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (to 1050) (New Haven: Princeton University Press, 2010).

Francia: Studies in Western European History [Institut historique allemand de Paris - Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris] 3 (September 2010):
Andreas Rutz, Tobias Wulf, eds., O felix Agrippina nobilis Romanorum Colonia. Neue Studien zur Kölner Geschichte [Veröffentlichungen des Kölnischen Geschichtsvereins 48] (Köln: SH-Verlag 2009).
URL: http://www.perspectivia.net/content/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2010-3/MA/rutz-et-al_huffman

Francia: Studies in Western European History [Institut historique allemand de Paris - Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris] 2 (July 2010):
Kurt Gärtner, Andrea Rapp, Désirée Welter, eds., Reimchronik der Stadt Köln [Publikationen der Gesellschaft für Rheinische Geschichtskunde 74] (Düsseldorf: Droste Verlag, 2008).
URL: http://www.perspectivia.net/content/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2010-2/MA/gaertner_huffman

Francia: Studies in Western European History [Institut historique allemand de Paris - Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris] 1 (May 2010):
Tilman Struve, ed., Die Salier und Das Reich am Niederrhein (Cologne, Weimar, Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 2005).

URL: http://www.perspectivia.net/content/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2010-1/MA/struve_huffman

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 47 (May 2010) 5249: Richard W. Kaeuper, Holy Warriors: The Religious Ideology of Chivalry (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 47 (January 2010) 2808: Jacques Le Goff, Saint Louis transl. Gareth Evan Gollrad (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009). Originally published as Saint Louis (Paris: Éditions Gallimard, 1996).

Francia: Studies in Western European History [Institut historique allemand de Paris - Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris] 3 (December 2009):
Klaus Militzer, ed., Stadtkölnische Reiserechnungen des Mittelalters [Publikationen der Gesellschaft für Rheinische Geschichtskunde 75] (Düsseldorf: Droste Verlag, 2007).
URL: http://www.perspectiva.net/content/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2009-3/MA/militzer_huffman

Francia: Studies in Western European History [Institut historique allemand de Paris - Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris] 3 (December 2009):
Thomas R. Kraus, ed., Regesten der Reichsstadt Aachen (einschließlich des Aachener Reiches und der Reichsabtei Burtscheid) V: 1396-1400 [Publikationen der Gesellschaft für Rheinische Geschichtskunde 47] (Düsseldorf: Droste Verlag, 2008).
URL: http://www.perspectiva.net/content/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2009-3/MA/kraus_huffman

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 47 (September 2009) 495: Michael Frasseto, The Great Medieval Heretics. Five Centuries of Religious Dissent (New York: Blue Bridge Press, 2008).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 46 (August 2009) 7020: I. S. Robinson, ed., Eleventh-Century Germany: The Swabian Chronicles (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2008).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 46 (June 2009) 5834: M. Cecilia Gaposchkin, The Making of Saint Louis: Kingship, Sanctity, and Crusade in the Later Middle Ages (Ithaca: Cornell University Press 2008).

Francia: Studies in Western European History [Institut historique allemand de Paris - Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris] 1 (December 2008):
Thomas R. Kraus, ed., Regesten der Reichsstadt Aachen (einschließlich des Aachener Reiches und der Reichsabtei Burtscheid) V: 1381-1395

[Publikationen der Gesellschaft für Rheinische Geschichtskunde 47] (Düsseldorf: Droste Verlag, 2005).
URL: http://www.perspectivia.net/content/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2008-1/MA/Kraus_Huffman

Francia: Studies in Western European History [Institut historique allemand de Paris - Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris] 1 (December 2008):

Yvonne Leiverkus, Köln: Bilder einer spätmittelalterlichen Stadt (Cologne, Weimar, Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 2005).
URL: http://www.perspectivia.net/content/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2008-1/MA/Leiverkus_Huffman

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 46 (September 2008) 515: Frank McLynn, Richard and John: Kings at War (Da Capo Press 2007).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 45 (January 2008) 2831: C. M. Woolgar, The Senses in Late Medieval England (Yale University Press, 2007).

Francia. Studies in Western European History [Institut historique allemand de Paris - Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris] 34/1 (2007) 251-53:

Hugo Stehkämper, Köln -- und darüber hinaus. Ausgewählte Abhandlungen 2 vols. ed. Everhard Kleinertz [Mitteilungen aus dem Stadtarchiv von Köln 94]

(Cologne: Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln, 2004).

EH.Net (Economic History Reviews) (December 2006): Christopher Dyer, An Age of Transition? Economy and Society in the later Middle Ages

(Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005). URL: http://eh.net/bookreviews/library/1153.

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 43 (May 2006) 5497: John Blair, The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2005).

Francia. Studies in Western European History [Institut historique allemand de Paris - Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris] 33/1 (2006) 227-28:

Thomas R. Kraus, ed., Regesten der Reichsstadt Aachen (einschließlich des Aachener Reiches und der Reichsabtei Burtscheid) IV: 1366-1380

[Publikationen der Gesellschaft für Rheinische Geschichtskunde 47] (Düsseldorf: Droste Verlag, 2002).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 43 (November 2005) 1818: M Gosman, A. Macdonald, and A. Vanderjagt, eds., Princes and Princely Culture 1450-1650 Vol. II [Brill's Studies in Intellectual History 118/2] (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2005).


Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 42 (February 2005) 3640: Gerd Althoff, Family, Friends and Followers. Political and Social Bonds in Early Medieval Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004). Originally published as Verwandte, Freunde und Getreue. Zum politischen Stellenwert der Gruppenbindungen im früheren Mittelalter (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1990).


American Historical Review 109: 2 (April 2004) 591-592: Pierre Chaplais, English Diplomatic Practice in the Middle Ages (London: Hambledon and London, 2003).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 41 (May 2004) 5494: Michael Evans, The Death of Kings: Royal Deaths in Medieval England (London: Hambledon and London, 2003).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 41 (April 2004) 4890: M. Gosman, A. Macdonald, and A. Vanderjagt, eds., Princes and Princely Culture 1450-1650 Vol. I. [Brill's Studies in Intellectual History 118/1] (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2003).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 41 (December 2003) 2399: Dianne Hall, Women and the Church in Medieval Ireland c. 1140-1540 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2003).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 41 (October 2003) 1164: Graham Speake, Mount Athos. Renewal in Paradise (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 40 (January 2003) 3014: Valentin Groebner, Liquid Assets, Dangerous Gifts. Presents and Politics at the End of the Middle Ages [The Middle Ages Series] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press 2002). Originally published as Gefährliche Geschenke: Politische Sprache und das Reden über Korruption am Beginn der Neuzeit (Konstanz: Universitätsverlag, 2002).

Albion: A Journal of British Studies 34: 2 (Summer 2002) 273-75: James Bothwell, P. J. P. Goldberg, and W. M. Ormrod, eds., The Problem of Labor
in Fourteenth-Century England
(York: York Medieval Press, 2001).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 39:9 (May 2002) 5251: Philippe Buc, The Dangers of Ritual: Between Early Medieval Texts and Social Scientific Theory (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 39:2 (October 2001) 1163: Warren Brown, Unjust Seizure. Conflict, Interest, and Authority in an Early Medieval Society (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001).

Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies 76:4 (October 2001) 1094-1095: Arnd Reitemeier, Außenpolitik im Spätmittelalter: Die diplomatischen Beziehungen zwischen dem Reich und England, 1377-1422 [Publications of the German Historical Institute, London, 45] (Paderborn/Munich/Vienna/Zurich: Ferdinand Schöeningh, 1999).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 38:9 (May 2001) 5193: Peter Fleming, Family and Household in Medieval England [Social History in Perspective] (New York: Palgrave Press, 2001).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 38:7 (March 2001) 4105: Anne J. Duggan, ed., Nobles and Nobility in Medieval Europe: Concepts, Origins, Transformations (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2000).

Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies 76:1 (January 2001) 188-190: James M. Murray, A History of Business in Medieval Europe, 1200-1550 [Cambridge Medieval Textbooks] (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 38:2 (October 2000) 1179: I. S. Robinson, Henry IV of Germany: 1056-1106 (Cambridge University Press, 1999).

Bulletin of the German Historical Institute London 21: 2 (November 1999) 47-51: Manfred Groten, Köln im 13. Jahrhundert. Gesellschaftlicher Wandel und Verfassungswirklichkeit [Städteforschung, Reihe A: Darstellungen 36] 2nd ed. (Cologne, Weimar, Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 1998).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 36:4 (December 1998) 2368: Wolfgang Behringer, Shaman of Oberstdorf. Chonrad Stoecklin and the Phantoms of the Night, trans. H. C. Erick Midelfort [Studies in Early Modern German History, 4] (University Presses of Virginia, 1998). Originally published as Chonrad Stoeckhlin und die Nachtschar: Eine Geschichte aus der frühen Neuzeit (Munich: R. Piper, 1994).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 36:2 (October 1998) 1185: Daniel G. Russo, Town Origins and Development in Early England, c. 400-950 A.D. [Contributions to the Study of World History 58] (Greenwood Press, 1998).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 35:11/12 (July/August 1998) 6454: Hillay Zmora, State and Nobility in Early Modern Germany. The Knightly Feud in Franconia (1440-1567) [Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History] (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 35:3 (November 1997) 1749: Jonathan Hughes, The Religious Life of Richard III: Piety and Prayer in the North of England (Sutton, 1997).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 35:1 (September 1997) 510: Shulamit S. Magnus, Jewish Emancipation in a German City: Cologne, 1798-1871 [Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture] (Stanford University Press, 1997).  

Bryn Mawr Medieval Review 5 (November 1997): Alfred Haverkamp and Hanna Vollrath, eds. England and Germany in the High Middle Ages [Studies of the German Historical Institute of London] (Oxford University Press, 1996).  

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 34:6 (February 1997) 3473: Joel T. Rosenthal, Old Age in Late Medieval England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 34:4 (December 1996) 2314: Gillian T. W. Ahlgren, Teresa of Avila. The Politics of Sanctity (Cornell University Press, 1996).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 34:3 (November 1996) 1725: David Nirenberg, Communities of Violence. Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages (Princeton University Press, 1996).

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 33:11/12 (July/August 1996) 6466: Isabel W. Hull, Sexuality, State, and Civil Society in Germany, 1700-1815 (Cornell University Press, 1996)

Current Projects

Research a book provisionally entitled, A History of Medieval Cologne and articles on urban poor relief in medieval Cologne before the Black Death 

Professional Papers Presented, Sessions Chaired, Conferences Organized*

The Transforming Book,* Spring Humanities Symposium at Messiah College on 20-24 February, 2012.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anthony Grafton (Henry Putnam University Professor at Princeton University).

Panelist on a session entitled, "Not Your Grandfather's Book: The Transforming History Book," at the

Spring Humanities Symposium at Messiah College on 21 February 2012.

Friendship,* Spring Humanities Symposium at Messiah College on 21-25 February 2011.
Keynote Speaker: The Honorable James Leach (Chairman: National Endowment for the Humanities).

Panelist on a session entitled, "Becoming Acquainted with the History of Friendship," at the Spring Humanities Symposium at Messiah College on 21 February 2011.

Panelist on a session special entitled, "Christian-Muslim Friendship," at the Spring Humanities Symposium at Messiah College on 22 February 2011.

Chaired a session entitled, "The Holocaust and Changing Theological Narratives," at Millersville University's 30th Annual Conference on the Holocaust on 15 April 2010.

"Memory Believes Before Knowing Remembers: Family, Memory, and Historical Knowledge when Ancestry is Lost on the American Frontier," at the special session entitled Memory, History, and Ancestry in the Formation of Family Identity at the Spring Humanities Symposium at Messiah College in February 2010.

"The Medieval Public Square: An Urban Intersection of Faith, Society, and Political Economy," at a special session entitled Seek the Welfare of the City: Historical Perspectives on Faith in the Public Square at the Spring Humanities Symposium at Messiah College on 26 February 2009.

"The Frankfurt School and Its Legacy," Thinkers and Thoughts Lecture Series, Messiah College (7 November 2007).

Globalization,* Spring Humanities Symposium at Messiah College on 19-23 February 2007)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kent Hill (USAID Administrator).

Moderator of the Miriam Fischel Lectures at Millersville University's 26th Annual Conference on the Holocaust (Jack Fischel, "Genocide in Rwanda and Thoughts of the Holocaust," and Athanase Hagengimana, "The Psycho-dynamics of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide: From a Psychological Interview with Genocide Criminals in Rwandan Prisons") on 2-3 April 2006.

The Power of Human Imagination,* Spring Humanities Symposium at Messiah College on 19-27 February 2006

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Wendy Wright (Theologian and Author).

Moderator of the Reynold Koppel Lecture at Millersville University's 25th Annual Conference on the Holocaust (Eric Weitz, Why was the Twentieth Century 'The Century of Genocide' ?) on 2-4 April 2005.

E Pluribus Unum or The Two Americas?,* Spring Humanities Symposium at Messiah College on 21-24 February 2005.

Keynote Speaker: David McCullough (American Historian).

Participant in the Eighth Anglo-American Seminar on the Medieval Economy and Society at Gregynog, University of Wales on 9-12 July 2004.

"Charity, Cooperation, and Coercion: Managing the Poor in Medieval Cologne," at a special session I organized entitled Medieval and Reformation Europe: Paupers, Cathars, and Lutherans at the American Society of Church History Conference at Messiah College on 1-3 April 2004.

Culture, Community, and Belonging,* Spring Humanities Symposium at Messiah College on 8-12 March 2004.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jean Kilbourne (Media and Gender Studies Scholar).

The Future Challenges of the American Professoriate: Teaching, Scholarship, Civic Engagement*
Joint Symposium for the School of the Humanities and the School of Social Sciences at Messiah College on 17 October 2003.
Keynote Speaker was Dr. Sheldon Hackney (Chairman Emeritus of the National Endowment for the Humanities, President Emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania).

"Potens et Pauper: Charity and Authority in Jurisdictional Disputes over the Poor in Medieval Cologne," at a special session entitled "I Study Power. Papers in Memory of Robert L. Benson at the 10th International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds, England in July 2003.

"Hausarmen: Cologne's Parochial Poor Relief System as a Form of Civic Solidarity and Self-Governance," at a special session entitled Towns, Trade, and Society at the 38th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in May 2003.

"Die sozialen Aspekte der Außenpolitik: diplomatische Beziehungen zwischen englischen und deutschen Herrschern im 12. Jahrhundert," at a special session entitled Der Weg in eine weitere Welt: Kommunikation und "politisches" Handeln im 12. Jahrhundert at the Forty-Fourth Deutscher Historikertag in Halle, Germany
from 11-13 September, 2002.

"Alien Merchants and International Trade," at a special session entitled New Approaches to International Trade, c. 1000-1500 at the Seventh Anglo-American Seminar on the Medieval Economy and Society sponsored by Trinity College and the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, Ireland from 13-16 July, 2001.  

"The Poor and the Dead: A Communion of Saints in Medieval Cologne," at the Faculty Interdisciplinary Fellowship Lecture of Messiah College on February 8, 2001.

"Epistemology and Liberal Arts Teaching: Medieval, Modern, and Postmodern," Keynote address at the Faculty Development Day of Whitworth College on October 20, 2000.  

Participant (with Edward M. Peters and E. Morris Sider) in a review of my book Family, Commerce, and Religion in London and Cologne: Anglo-German Emigrants, c. 1000-c.1300 at the Boyer Center's Faculty Seminar in November 1999.

"Gemeinwesen und Armenpflege im Mittelalter," at the Fulbright Berlin Seminar of the Alexander von Humboldt Universität in March 1999.

"Ad usus pauperum: Poverty and Community in Medieval Cologne," at the Rhode Island Medieval Circle of Brown University in September 1998.

"Armenpflege: Urban Poverty and Poor Relief in Medieval Cologne," in the special session entitled, Medieval Germany: Continuity and Change at the 33rd International Congress of Medieval Studies in May 1998.

"Imperialism and Medieval Realpolitik: Friedrich Hardegen and the Supposed Plantagenet Einkreisungspolitik toward the German Empire," in the special session entitled Studies in Medievalism at the 32nd International Congress of Medieval Studies in May 1997.

"Bona Fide: Faith, Reason, and the Text. The Return of the Middle Ages in Post-Modern Scholarship," in the Presidential Scholars Lecture Series at Messiah College on September 24 and 26, 1996.

"Mitravit me et ego eum coronabo. The Archbishop of Cologne and Richard of Cornwall: An Interregional Perspective on Regnum and Sacerdotium in the 13th Century," at the 30th International Congress of Medieval Studies in May 1995.

"Census, Becgine, et Denarii Colonienses et Anglienses: Currency Movement as Further Evidence of the Anglo-German Nexus of the Central Middle Ages," at the 29th International Congress of Medieval Studies in May 1994.

Participant in a comparative study of medieval spirituality entitled, Love Supreme, Love Divine: A Hindu- Christian-Muslim Trialogue featuring Ramanuja of Srirangam, St. Anselm of Canterbury, and Al-Ghazali of Baghdad at the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Lecture Series at Westmont College on January 31, 1994.  

Chaired a session entitled, Back to the Future: Politics, Ethnicity, and the 'Rebalkinization' of Yugoslavia at the College Colloquium Series of Westmont College on April 1, 1993.  

"The Latinity of Norwich charters and Clues to Anglo-German Monastic Brotherhood Ties in the Twelfth Century," at the Medieval Latin Colloquium of the Classics Department at UCLA on November 20, 1992.  

Chaired a session entitled, Political Rhetoric in Tudor England at the 27th International Congress of Medieval Studies in May 1992.  

"The Anglo-Cologne Connection Revisited: Cologner Merchants and Artisans in England," at the 27th International Congress of Medieval Studies in May 1992.  

"Povertas apostolica vel abjecta? Christian Perceptions of Poverty and the Life of the Poor in Pre-Modern Europe," at the College Colloquium Series of Westmont College on November 15, 1991.  

Panelist in a session entitled, TEAMS Roundtable on Graduate Students' Concerns: Issues of Pedagogy at the 26th International Congress of Medieval Studies in May 1991. (TEAMS [Teaching Medieval Studies] is a scholarly association concerned with the teaching of the Middle Ages).  

"Germanic terms in Medieval Latin Texts from Cologne and their Influence on the Latinity of the Period," at the Medieval Latin Colloquium of the Classics Department at UCLA on May 18, 1990.  

Chaired a session entitled, Quod omnes tangit: Law and Society in the High Middle Ages at the 25th International Congress of Medieval Studies in May 1990.  

"Anglicus in Colonia: The Legal, Social and Economic Status of the English in Cologne during the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries," at the 25th International Congress of Medieval Studies in May 1990.  

"Approaches to Teaching Medieval Culture: Chivalry and the Historian," in a round-table discussion entitled, Introducing General Education Students to Medieval Studies: A Panel Discussion on the Teaching of Chivalry at the Midwest Modern Language Association Meeting on November 12-14, 1987.  

"Ralph III and the House of Tosny. A Prosopographical Study of the Origins and Rise of an Anglo-Norman Baronial Family," at the 20th International Congress of Medieval Studies in May 1984. 

Other Professional Service  

Monograph Submission Reviewer, Routledge Press (2012)

Community Advisory Board, WITF Public Television & Radio, Harrisburg, PA (January 2009-2015)

Judge, Regional History Day, Center for Public Humanities, Messiah College (March 2009-2014)

Instructor, Teachers as Scholars Seminar for Middle and High School History/Social Studies teachers entitled "Teaching the Crusades after 9/11,"

Center for Public Humanities, Messiah College (April 8 and 22, 2010)

Challenge Grant Reviewer, National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. (July 2010, July 2008)

Article Submission Reviewer, Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies (2003)

Panel Member, Messiah College Mission and Vocation Seminar (2002-2003)

Historical Consultant, PBS series The Living Century: episode on the life and career of Ray Crist (December 2000)

Monograph Submission Reviewer, American Academy of Religion Academy Series (1996)

Instructor, Summer Latin Seminar at Westmont College (Summer 1994)

Europe/Middle East Summer Semester, Westmont College: designed and led a seven-week Western Civilization study tour of the eastern Mediterranean and Western Europe (Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, England) for twenty students (Summer 1993)

Historical Consultant, National Center for History in the Schools. Assisted this NEH-funded program in designing a curriculum for teaching the Middle Ages in American High Schools (1990-1991).

Archival Assistant, The J. Paul Getty Center for the Study of the Arts and the Humanities. Catalogued over 4,500 manuscript illuminations for the Photo Archive of Medieval Art (1989-90)

Academic Memberships

The American Historical Association

The Medieval Academy of America

Deutsches Historisches Institut/Institut Historique Allemand, Paris
German Historical Institute, London

German Historical Institute, Washington D.C.
Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society