Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
Frederic Duncalf, professor emeritus of history, died on March 29, 1963. He was 81.
Professor Duncalf was born on March 23, 1882, in Lancaster, Wisconsin. He studied at Beloit College and received a bachelor's degree there in 1904. He earned a PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1909.
Dr. Duncalf taught at Bowdoin College in 1910-1911 and at The University of Texas at Austin from 1911 to 1913. After a brief tenure at the University of Illinois in 1913-14, he joined the permanent faculty of the University in 1914. Professor Duncalf's specialty was medieval history, with a focus on the Crusades. He helped organize Plan II, the first such undergraduate honors program established by a university in the American Southwest.
Professor Duncalf was the coauthor of several books, including Old Europe and Our Nations and Ancient and Medieval History: The Rise of Classical Culture and the Development of Medieval Civilization.
Professor Duncalf was a councillor of the Medieval Academy of America and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 5, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas History Center and the UT Office of Public Affairs.