Curriculum Vitae LAWRENCE P. BUCK Professor of History One University Place Widener University Chester, Pennsylvania 19013 Office: (610) 499-4341 Cell: (610) 368-7060
Employment Record Teaching Experience 1985-2013, Professor, Widener University, Chester, PA 1977-85, Associate Professor, Widener University, Chester, PA 1971-77, Assistant Professor, Widener College, Chester, PA 1970-71, Teaching Associate, The Ohio State University Administrative Experience 1985-2004, Provost and Academic Vice President, Widener University, Chester, PA 2001-2002, and 1994, Acting President, Widener University, Chester, PA 1984-85, Acting Provost and Academic Vice President, Widener University, Chester, PA 1982-84, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Widener University, Chester, PA 1981-82, Acting Dean, Center of Arts and Sciences, Widener University, Chester, PA Education Ph.D. 1971--The Ohio State University Dissertation:"The Containment of Civil Insurrection: Nürnberg and the Peasants’ Revolt, 15241525." Dissertation Research 1969-70 as Graduate Fullbright Fellow at Friedrich Alexander Universität, Erlangen, Germany and in the Staatsarchiv, Nürnberg. M.A. 1967--The Ohio State University Thesis: "Ulrich von Hutten’s Vernacular Pamphlets of 1520." B.A. 1966--Wichita State University cum laude in History: honors thesis: “Andreas von Karlstadt and the Leipzig Disputation of 1519.”
Publications Books: The Roman Monster as a Teaching Resource (in preparation for Truman State University Press). The Roman Monster: An Icon of the Papal Antichrist in Reformation Polemics. Early Modern Studies, 13. Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Pres, 2014. Translator, Monemvasia: The Town and its History. Athens, 1981 Coeditor, The Social History of the Reformation. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University Press, 1972. Articles: “Anatomia Antichristi: Form and Content of the Papal Antichrist.” Sixteenth Century Journal 42, no. 2 (2011): 349-368. “In Memoriam: Philip Bebb, 1941-2007.” The Sixteenth Century Journal, 38, no. 4 (2007): 1037-1038. “The Reformation, Purgatory, and Perpetual Rents in the Revolt of 1525 at Frankfurt am Main,” in Pietas et Societas, New Trends in Reformation Social History, The Sixteenth Century Journal, 1985; a German version of this article published as “Reformation, Fegefeuer und Ewige Zinsen im Frankfurter Aufstand von 1525,” in Proceedings [of the 500th anniversary conference in honor of Martin Luther's birth]. Berlin (GDR): Akademie Verlag, 1986. “The Peasants’ War” in The Holy Roman Empire A Dictionary Handbook edited by Jonathan W. Zophy. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1980. “Demands for Reform by Urban Dissidents during the German Peasants’ Revolt.” Occasional Papers. American Society for Reformation Research, 1 (1977): 1-14. “Civil Insurrection in a Reformation City.” Archive for Reformation History, 67 (1976): 100-116. “Opposition to Tithes in the Peasants’ Revolt.” The Sixteenth Century Journal, 4, No. 2 (October 1973): 11-22. “Die Haltung der Nürnberger Bauernschaft in Bauernkrieg.” Altnürnberger Landschaft Mitteilungen, 19 (December 1970): 59-77. Book Reviews: Jourden Travis Moger, Priestly Resistance to the Early Reformation in Germany, in The Sixteenth Century Journal, forthcoming, 2015.
3 Thomas Tentler, Sin and Confession on the Eve of the Reformation, 1977, invited review in celebration of book review section of The Sixteenth Century Journal, The Sixteenth Century Journal, 11, no. 1 (2009): 48-51. Julie Crawford, Monstrous Protestantism: Monstrous Births in Post-Reformation England, 2005, in The Sixteenth Century Journal, 38, no. 1 (2007): 215-218. Heinz Schilling, Konfessionskonflikt und Staatsbildung, in The American Historical Review, 1983. Winfried Schulze, Bäuerlicher Widerstand und feudale Herrschaft in der frühen Neuzeit, in The American Historical Review, 1981. Wolfram Wettges, Reformation und Propaganda: Studien zur Kommunikation des Aufruhrs in süddeutschen Reichsstädten, in The Catholic Historical Review, 1981. Gerald Strauss, Luther’s House of Learning: Indoctrination of the Young in the German Reformation, in The Historian, 1980. Mark U. Edwards, Jr., Luther and the False Brethren, in The Historian, 1975. Janos Bak, The German Peasant War of 1525, in Societas -- A Review of Social History, 1977. Professional Addresses “John Barthlet’s The Pedegrewe of Heretiques (1566): A Protestant Response to Catholic Apologists during the Great Controversy. Sixteenth Century Society Conference, October 2012. “The Papal Antichrist Commonplace ca. 1520: Form and Content of an Apocalyptic Epithet.” Sixteenth Century Society Conference, October, 2008. “Writing European History for an American Audience,” public lecture sponsored by Institute for British and North American Studies, Greifswald University, May, 2007. “Portents and Propaganda in the Early Lutheran Reformation,” invited guest lecture for Professor Horst Wernicke, History Department, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University, Greifswald, June, 2007. “The Roman Monster of 1496: From Pious Portent to Political Pasquinade.” Sixteenth Century Society Conference, October, 2005. “Reformation, Fegefeuer und Ewige Zinsen im Frankfurter Aufstand von 1525,” Martin Luther Ehrung 1983 der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, October 1983. (I was an invited guest of the Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic to participate in the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's birth; the conference was held in Halle on the Saale, GDR). “Reformation History: Social History -- Then and Now. A Symposium in Honor of Harold J. Grimm.” American Historical Association meeting December 1982. (I helped organize, chaired, and served as a discussant at this symposium.)
4 “Peasant Resistance in Later Sixteenth-Century Germany,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, October 1981. (I organized, chaired, and commented at this session which presented the research of a major European scholar, Professor Winfried Schulze, to an American audience.) “Rents, Reform, and Revolt in Sixteenth Century Frankfurt am Main,” presented to the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, October, 1980. “Peasants’ Revolts in the Later Middle Ages: A Comment on Professor Günter Vogler and Professor Peter Blickle,” presented to the Fourteenth International Medieval Congress, May 1979. (I organized, chaired, and commented at this session which presented the research of the leading Marxist (GDR), and the leading West German scholar on the topic of the German Peasants' War. “The Common Man in the Sixteenth Century City: The Study Group for Southwest German Urban Historical Research,” presented to The Ohio Academy of History, April, 1978. “Urban Insurrections during the German Peasants’ War.” New Dimensions in History Series, West Chester State College, April, 1977. Demands for Reforms by Urban Dissidents during the German Peasants’ Revolt," presented to the American Historical Association Convention, December, 1976. “Current Trends in Reformation Research in America,” presented to the Historisches Seminar der Universität Hamburg, June, 1976. “The Urban Dimension of the German Peasants’ Revolt,” presented to the Middle Atlantic Renaissance Conference, October, 1975. “Nuremberg’s Diplomacy during the Peasants’ Revolt, 1525,” presented to the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, October, 1973. “Anti-tithe Rebellions of 1524,” presented to the Central Renaissance Conference, April, 1972. Grants, Scholarships, and Honors Sabbatical Award, Widener University, awarded spring 2008, for spring 2009. Administrative Sabbatical awarded by Widener University Board of Trustees, 2004-2005. Fellow in Early Modern Studies of the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 1998. American Philosophical Society Research Grant, 1978, used for sabbatical research in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Arts and Science Research Grant, Widener College, 1976. National Endowment for the Humanities Research Grant, 1974. American Philosophical Society Research Grant, 1973.
5 Fulbright Graduate Fellowship, Erlangen and Nürnberg, Germany 1969-70. NDEA Fellowship, 1967-69. Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1966-67. Institutional Service Member, Arts and Sciences Committee on Promotion, Tenure, and Academic Freedom, 2005-07 Member, Humanities Division Committee on Promotion, Academic Freedom, and Tenure, 2005-08 Chair, Provost’s Council, 1984-2004 Chair, University Council, 1984-89 Chair, Main Campus Faculty Council, 1989-2004 Chair, Steering Committee of University Council, 1984-90 Chair, Task Force on Co-Curricular and Extracurricular Activities, 1989-90 Author, Widener University Periodic Review Report, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 1990 .
Co-chair, Self Study Steering Committee for Middle States Association 10-year self study, 1984-85 Co-author, Widener University Periodic Review Report, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 2000 Member, Faculty Council Budget and Planning Assessment Committee, 1983-2004 Member, University Budget Committee, 1985-2004 Chair, Graduate Task Force, 1989-90 Member, Faculty Council Executive Committee, 1991-2004 Member, President’s Staff and Cabinet, 1984-2004 Member, ad hoc Committee on Faculty Handbook, 1983-86 Member, Task Force on Governance, 1982 Member, University College Academic Council, 1981-84 Member, University Task Force on Structure, 1981
6 Memberships in Professional and Honorary Organizations American Society for Reformation Research Sixteenth Century Society Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society Phi Alpha Theta, International History Honor Society Courses taught at Widener University Western Civilization I and II, History 100 and History 101 Topics in Medieval History, History 310 The History of the Renaissance, History 311 The History of the Reformation, History 312 Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Europe, History 313 Tudor and Stuart England, History 330 Outcasts and Otherness in Late Medieval Europe, History 327 Medieval Popular Culture, History 346 The History Senior Seminar, History 409 Course taught at Greifswald University (graduate-level) Portents and Propaganda in the Late Middle Ages/ Wunder und Propaganda im Spätmittelalter