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
Professor Duncalf was a councillor of
the Medieval Academy of America and a Fellow of the Royal Historical
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.