Mark Charles Fissel
1006 Monte Sano Avenue
Augusta, Georgia 30904-4522
Home phone: (706) 738-1950
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- Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1983
- M.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1976
- B.A. (Honors) University of California, Santa Cruz, 1973
- Professor of History, Augusta State University, July 1998- present
- Instructor, Norwich University, Masters Degree in Military History program, November 2007- December 2011
- Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Augusta State University, July 1998-December 2002
- Dean, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, September 1996-June 1997
- Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Ball State University, July 1991-September 1996
- Fulbright Senior Lecturer, Department of History, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, September 1995-June 1996
- Professor of History, Ball State University, 1983-1998 (Associate Professor 1989-1995; Assistant Professor 1983-1989)
- Acting Instructor, University of California, Berkeley, 1983
- Lecturer, San Francisco State University, 1982
- English Warfare 1511-1642, Routledge, 2001. ISBN 0-415-21481-5
- The Bishops' Wars: Charles I's Campaigns Against Scotland 1638-1640, Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-521-46686-5
- Law and Authority in Early Modern England (as co-editor and as a contributor, “Early Stuart Absolutism and the Strangers' Consulage,” University of Delaware Press, 2007) ISBN 0-874-13959-7
- War and Government in Britain, 1598-1650, Manchester University Press, 1991 (as sole editor and as a contributor, “English Money and Scottish War: The Short Parliament of 1640”). ISBN 0-7190-2887-6
- Amphibious Warfare 1000-1700: Commerce, State Formation and European Expansion (as co-editor and as a contributor, "English Amphibious Warfare, 1587-1660: Galleons, Galleys, Longboats, and Cots," Brill Publishers, 2006). ISBN 90-04-13244-9. In paperback as of 2010: ISBN 978-90-04-20594-9. See also http://www.aug.edu/~hismcf/amphib/
Forthcoming Books (contracts)
- Amphibious Warfare: an interpretive history (as co-author), under contract with Naval Institute Press.
- The Contours of Power in Early Modern England, in negotiation with Pickering and Chatto Publishers, “Warfare, Society and Culture” series.
- Newburn 1640. The Campaign and Commanders, in negotiation with Oklahoma University Press, “Campaigns and Commanders” series.
- “Online Learning and Student Success,” Visions Across the Americas, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich (2000), fourth edition, pp. 396-404.
- "Teaching With a Fiber-Optic Media Network: How Faculty Adapt to New Technology" Technological Horizons in Education Journal, vol. 21, no. 3, October 1993, pp. 82-84 (with Thomas Beatty).
- “Student Assessment of an Electronic Learning System," Mid-Western Educational Researcher vol. 6, no. 3, Summer 1993, pp. 33-36.
- "The Video Information System: Is it the 'Best Educational Tool Around'?" Technological Horizons in Education Journal, vol. 18, no. 5, December 1990, pp. 59-61.
- "Distance Learning and American Society," Visions Across the Americas, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1992, pp. 337-342 (second edition, 1994, pp. 364-368; third edition 1998, ditto).
- Review of Killing The Spirit: Higher Education in America, by Page Smith, Educational Horizons, vol. 70, no. 3, Spring 1992, pp. 99-100.
Historical Articles, Entries, and Reviews
- “The Influence of War upon England and the Netherlands before and after the Reformation”, review of Steven Gunn, David Grummitt and Hans Cools, War, State, and Society in England and the Netherlands, 1477-1559 Oxford UP, H-HRE, H-Net Review, April 2009, http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=24423
- "Viewing the Scaffold from Istanbul: The Bendysh-Hyde Affair 1647-1651," Albion, vol. 22, no. 3, Fall 1990, pp. 421-448 (with Daniel Goffman).
- "The Identity of John Bishop, Gunner, 1625," The Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, vol. 68, no. 274, Summer 1990, pp. 138-139.
- "Tradition and Invention in the Early Stuart Art of War," The Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, vol. 65, no. 263, Autumn 1987, pp.133-147.
- "Army," "Army Plot," "Bishops' Wars," and "Short Parliament," Historical Dictionary of Stuart England, (Westport, CT 1994), pp. 24-8, 47-8, 494-5.
- Review of Kevin Sharpe. Image Wars. Promoting Kings and Commonwealths on England 1603-1660, forthcoming in the Journal of World History, vol. 23, no.4, December 2012.
- Review of David R. Lawrence, The Complete Soldier. Military Books and Military Culture in Early Modern England 1603-1645, in De Re Militari [online journal] http://www.deremilitari.org/REVIEWS/Lawrence_CompleteSoldier.htm
- Review of Peter H. Wilson, The Thirty Years War: Europe’s Tragedy, Journal of World History, vol. 22, no. 4, December 2011, pp. 873-877.
- Review of Jan Glete, Swedish Naval Administration 1521-1721. Resource Flows and Organisational Capacity, The American Historical Review, vol.116, no. 3, June 2011, pp. 884-5.
- Review of Stephen Bull, The Furie of the Ordnance. Artillery in the English Civil War, in The Seventeenth Century, vol. 25, no.1, Spring 2010, pp.179-180.
- Review of Rory Rapple, Martial Power and Elizabethan Political Culture. Military men in England and Ireland, 1558-1594, The American Historical Review, vol. 115, no. 1, February 2010, pp. 284-285.
- Review of John R. Kenyon, Castles, Town Defences and Artillery Fortifications in the United Kingdom and Ireland: a Bibliography 1945-2006, (reviewed with Steven Walton), in De Re Militari [online journal]. http://www.deremilitari.org/REVIEWS/Kenyon_CastlesBiblio.htm
- Review of David Grummitt, Calais Garrison: War and Military Service in England, 1436-1558, in De Re Militari [online journal]. http://www.deremilitari.org/REVIEWS/Grummitt_CalaisGarrison.htm
- Review of John France (ed.), Mercenaries and Paid men. The Mercenary Identity in the Middle Ages, The Journal of Military History, vol. 73, no. 1, January 2009, pp. 260-261.
- Review of J. McElligott and D. Smith (eds.) Royalists and Royalism during the English Civil Wars, Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 61, no. 3, Fall 2008, pp. 1007-1008.
- Review of F. S. Memegalos, George Goring (1608-1657): Caroline Courtier and Royalist General, The Journal of Military History, vol. 72, no. 4, October 2008, pp. 1277-1278
- Review of P.E.J. Hammer (ed.), Warfare in Early Modern Europe 1450-1650, in De Re Militari [online journal] http://www.deremilitari.org/REVIEWS/Hammer_WarfareEME.htm
- Review of R. B. Manning, An Apprenticeship in Arms. The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702, The Journal of Military History vol.71, no.2, April 2007, pp.519-520
- Review of Louis Sicking, Neptune and the Netherlands. State, Economy, and War at Sea in the Renaissance, De Re Militari[online journal] http://www.deremilitari.org/REVIEWS/Sicking_NeptuneNetherlands.htm
- Review of Susan Doran and Glen Richardson, Tudor England and its Neighbours, History vol. 91, issue 2, no. 302, April 2006, pp. 292-293.
- Review of John Waldman, Hafted Weapons in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: the Evolution of European Staff Weapons between 1200 and 1650 ,De Re Militari [online journal]http://www.deremilitari.org/REVIEWS/Waldman_Hafted.htm
- Review of Randall Fegley, The Golden Spurs of Kortrijik, De Re Militari [online journal] http://www.deremilitari.org/REVIEWS/Fegley_Kortrijk.htm.
- Review of S. Manganiello, The Concise Encyclopedia of the Revolutions and Wars of England, Scotland, and Ireland 1639-1660, The Journal of Military History , vol. 70, no. 1, January 2006, pp. 223-5.
- Review of Steve Murdoch and A. Mackillop, eds., Fighting for Identity. Scottish Military Experience c. 1550-1900, The Journal of Military History, vol. 69 no. 1, , January 2005, pp. 224-5 and vol. 69 no. 2, April 2005, pp. 542-3.
- Review of R. B. Manning, Swordsmen. The Martial Ethos in the Three Kingdoms, The American Historical Review, vol.116, no.3, February 2005, pp. 211-12.
- Review of Steve Murdoch, ed., Scotland and the Thirty Years War, 1618-1648, The Scottish Historical Review vol. 83, October 2004, pp. 244-7.
- Review of Hiram Morgan (ed). The Battle of Kinsale, The Journal of Military History, Volume 68, Number 4, October 2004, pp. 1245-1247.
- Review of B. C. Pursell, The Winter King. Frederick V of the Palatinate and the Coming of The Thirty Years' War, Seventeenth Century News vol. 62, nos. 3 & 4, Fall-Winter 2004, pp. 249-52.
- Review of Robert Bireley, The Jesuits and the Thirty Years War. Kings, Courts, and Confessors, Seventeenth Century News vol.62, nos. 3 & 4, Fall-Winter 2004, pp. 269-72.
- Review of David Worthington, The Scots in Habsburg Service, 1618-1648 (De Re Militari [on-line publication]) http://www.deremilitari.org/REVIEWS/worthington_scots.htm
- Review of A. J. Smithers, The Tangier Campaign: The Birth of the British Army in The Journal of Military History, vol. 68, no. 2, April 2004 pp. 587-588.
- Review of Michael G. Brennan, ed., The Travel Diary of Robert Bargrave, Levant Merchant 1647-1656, in Terrae Incognitae, vol. 35 (2003). http://www.sochistdisc.org/2003_book_reviews/brennan.htm
- Review of Philippe Contamine, ed., War and Competition between States, in The History Teacher, vol. 36, no. 3 (May 2003). http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/ht/36.3/br_3.html
- Review of Michael Mendle, ed., The Putney Debates of 1647. The Army, the Levellers, and the English State, in Seventeenth-Century News, vol. 66, nos. 1 and 2, Spring-Summer 2002, pp. 98-101.
- Review of Padraig Lenihan, Confederate Catholics at War 1641-49, in The Journal of Military History, vol. 66, no. 2, April 2002, pp. 546-7.
- Review of Jack Binns, Memoirs and Memorials of Sir Hugh Cholmley of Whitby 1600-1657, in Albion, vol. 34, no. 1, Spring 2002, pp. 92-3.
- Review of Kenneth Wiggins, Anatomy of a Siege. King John’s Castle, Limerick, 1642, in The Journal of Military History, vol. 65, no. 4, October 2001, pp. 1085-6.
- Review of Peter Edwards, Dealing in Death. The Arms Trade and the British Civil Wars, 1638-52, in The Journal of Military History, vol. 65, no. 2, April 2001, pp. 484-5.
- Review of Ian Atherton, Ambition and Failure in Stuart England. The Career of John First Viscount Scudamore, in Albion, vol. 33, no. 2, Summer 2001, pp. 297-98.
- Review of Soldiers, Writers and Statesmen of the English Revolution by I. Gentles, J. Morrill, and B. Worden (editors) and The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland and Ireland 1638-1650 by J. P. Kenyon and J. Ohlmeyer (editors), in Seventeenth-Century News, vol. 58, nos. 1 & 2, Spring-Summer 2000, pp. 91-4.
- Review of Charles I, by Michael Young, Albion, vol. 30, no. 2, Summer 1998, pp. 295-7.
- Review of A Holy Commonwealth, by Richard Baxter, edited by William Lamont, in The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, vol. 2 no. 5, 1997, pp. 917-18.
- Review of Counter Revolution, by Robert Ashton, The American Historical Review, vol. 101 no. 3, June 1996, p. 845.
- Review of The New Model Army in England, Scotland and Ireland, 1645-1651, by Ian Gentles, Albion, vol.27, no.2, Summer 1995, pp. 298-300.
- Review of Political Thought and the Tudor Commonwealth: Deep Structure, discourse and disguise, edited by P.A. Fideler and T.F. Mayer, The Historian, vol. 56, no. 3, Spring 1994, pp.586-587.
- Review of The Anatomy of Victory. Battle Tactics 1689-1763 by Brent Nosworthy, The Journal of Military History, vol. 56, no. 1, January 1992, pp. 122-123.
- Review of An English Consul in Turkey. Paul Rycaut at Smyrna, 1667-1678, by Sonia Anderson, Albion, vol. 22, no. 4, Winter 1990, pp. 675-676.
- Review of The Road to Revolution: Scotland under Charles I, 1625-37, by Maurice Lee, Jr., The Historian, vol. 49, no. 3, May 1987, p. 394.
- Review of Letters of King James VI and I, by G.P.V. Akrigg (editor), Manuscripta, vol. 30, no. 1, 1986, pp. 72-73.
- Review of King Charles I, by Pauline Gregg, Albion, vol. 16, no. 3, Fall 1984, pp. 300-1.
- “Amphibious Warfare in the Mediterranean World, from antiquity to 1250 A.D.” at the 5th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies to be held in Athens, Greece, April 2012.
- “The English Way of War”, and “Integrating the Military Revolution into General History Courses: Comparative Revolutions and World Civilizations”, 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History, Lisle, IL, June 2011
- “Teaching and Race in the Old South”, Bogaziçi University Department of History, Istanbul, Turkey, April 2008.
- “Overcoming Prejudice in Higher Education: Teaching about Race Slavery in the Postmodern South,” Newbold College Diversity Centre Lecture, Binfield, England, September 2007.
- “The ‘art of war’ on land and sea”, Crossing the Divide: Continuity and Change in Late Medieval and Early Modern Warfare conference, University of Reading, England, (as Chair and commentator), September 2007
- "Amphibious Warfare in the Sixteenth Century: Lacustrine and Riverine Warfare during the Irish Nine Years' War," Society for Military History annual conference, Charleston, South Carolina, February 2005.
- "Military History and Counterfactuals: The Case of the Unpredestined Calvinists," The Historical Society 2004 Conference, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, June 2004.
- "Warfare and Statecraft in Tudor and Stuart Britain, or, Why the Lady Marquess of Hamilton threatened to shoot her son", Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Berkeley, March 2004.
- "English Amphibious Warfare and the Elizabethan Conquest of Ireland," (as presenter) and "Power and Leadership in Europe, 200-1000" (as commentator) Mid-American Conference on History, Fayetteville, Arkansas, September 2002.
- "Charles I: Enemy of Commerce?," Western Conference on British Studies, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 2002.
- "Identity and Place in War and Peace" (as commentator), Georgia Association of Historians Annual Conference, Jekyll Island, Georgia, April 2002.
- "The East Anglian Invasion of Scotland, 1639: the war that almost was," Department of History, University of Reading, England, March 2002.
- “Is Online Learning a Threat to the Liberal Arts?” (as presenter), “Bringing Practice to Theory: Re-conceiving Assessment” (as respondent),
- “Pentium Rainbows or Chipping Away at Shadows: Perspectives of Computers and Writing” (as respondent), The Young Rhetoricians’ Conference, 2001, Monterey, California, June 2001.
- “The English at War, 1511-1642,” Early Modern Britain graduate seminar, Downing College, the University of Cambridge, England, May 2001.
- “New Approaches to the War of the Three Kingdoms” (as chair), Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Stanford, California, April 2001.
- “Civil Wars and their Historians,” Augusta Civil War Roundtable, Augusta, Georgia, April 2001.
- “Shaping Institutional Structures to Support Faculty Integration of Technology into the Curriculum,” Syllabus 2000, Santa Clara, California, July 2000.
- “Complex Demands on Electronic Teaching Resources: Innovation and Restructuring by Case Method,” Seventeenth International Conference on Case Method Research and Application, Budapest, Hungary, July 2000.
- “Graduate Students and new Ph.D.s: Entering the Classroom” (as moderator), The Historical Society Second Annual Conference, Boston, Mass., June 2000.
- “English Renaissance Warfare,” SEDERI XI (Sociedad Española de Estudios del Renaciminento Inglés), Huelva, Spain, March 2000.
- “Political, social and international factors in attempts to enforce conformity” (as chair and commentator) and “Persecutors and the persecuted in Europe from the 17th to the 21st centuries” (as chair and commentator), “Persecution to Pluralism” conference, Newbold College, Berkshire, England, September 1999.
- “Crafting Learning Experiences,” Panelist and organizer of a panel of educational technology practitioners, summer meeting of Chief Academic Officers, Academic Affairs Resource Center/American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Annapolis, Maryland, July 1999.
- “Was There an English Art of War, 1511-1642?,” Department of War Studies, King’s College London, March 1999.
- “The Military Revolution: the case of England” and “Was there an English Art of War, 1511-1642?,” United States Military Academy, West Point, October 1998.
- “Technology and the Teaching of History,” National Conference of the Organization of American Historians, Indianapolis, April 1998.
- "The Irish Military Establishment and the British Wars of Religion," North American Conference on British Studies, Asilomar, California, November 1997.
- “The Anglo-Ottoman Cultural and Commercial Interface, 1621-1651,” Turkish-American University Association, Istanbul, March 1996.
- “Towards faculty-centered, discipline-based coursware,” (as co-presenter with James Nyce), Association for Learning Technologies annual conference, The Open University, Milton Keynes, England, September 1995.
- “Teaching with Technology: A Plan for Staff Development,” National Conference of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, San Francisco, March 1995.
- “Soldiers and Armies in England, 1600-1660,” (as commentator) North American Conference on British Studies, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 1994.
- “Improving Student Learning by Enhancing Teaching: Faculty Development and General Education,” AASCU/Sallie Mae Central Regional Retention Conference, Indianapolis, June 1994.
- "Teaching with a Fiber Optic Media Network: How faculty adapt to new Technology," International Distance Learning Conference, Washington D.C., March 1994.
- "War, Religion and the State in the 17th Century: The British Bishops' Wars," The American Research Institute in Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey, March 1994.
- “In Praise of ‘Ottoman Justice’: Capitalism and Royal Authority in the English Strangers' Consulage 1620-1647," Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, March 1994.
- "Assessing the Short Parliament of 1640," Manchester College, University of Oxford, England, May 1992.
- "Problems facing American Universities," Universita degli Studi di Salerno, Italy, April 1992.
- "Placing Charles I's Struggle with the Short Parliament in Post-Revisionist Perspective," Midwest Conference on British Studies, Madison, Wisconsin, October 1991.
- "This Fiery Declination of the World': Soldiers' Riots in England During the Bishops' Wars, 1639-40," History Graduate Colloquium, University of California, Santa Cruz, February 1988.
- "Viewing the Scaffold from Istanbul: the Bendysh-Hyde Affair, 1647-1651" (as presenter), and "Stuart-Hanoverian Government in Parliament and the Provinces" (as commentator), Western Conference on British Studies, Lincoln, Nebraska, October 1987.
- "Laissez-Faire and the 'Personal Rule': the Unanimity of the Aristocracy?," Carolinas Symposium on British Studies, Boone, North Carolina, October 1986.
- "Wielding the Sword of Reformation: Violence amongst the English Soldiery in the Summer of 1640," The Institute of Historical Research (University of London), June 1986.
- "The Strange Deaths of Lieutenants Mohun and Evers: Mutiny and Murder during the Bishops' Wars," Pacific Coast Branch Conference of the American Historical Association, Stanford, California, June 1985.
- "Agitators, Levellers and Diggers: Phantom Revolutionaries in the Historiography of the English Civil War," annual conference of the Indiana Association of Historians, March 1985.
- "A Peculiar Marriage of Medieval and Renaissance Weaponry: William Neade's The Double Armed Man (1625)," Central Renaissance Conference, March 1985.
- "High Renaissance Historical Consciousness During the Pontificate of Julius II: Raphael's Stanza d'Eliodoro,” Conference on Ancient and Early Studies, October 1984.
- "The Icongraphy of George Con's Chapel in Early Stuart London," British History Association, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 1984.
- "Charles I as St. George: War, Religion, and the Image of the King," Northwest Conference on British Studies, Victoria, British Columbia, April 1984.
- "The 'Liberation of St. Peter' on the Eve of the English Civil War," annual conference of the Indiana Association of Historians, March 1984.
Fellowships and Grants
- Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, (1996 - present).
- Fulbright Senior Lecturer Fellowship, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, (1995-6).
- Visiting Scholar, Manchester College, University of Oxford, England, Hilary and Trinity terms, (1992).
- Lilly Endowment Faculty Open Fellowship (academic year), Lilly Endowment, (1990-91).
- Research Fellow, United States Distance Learning Association, (1990-91).
- Outstanding Teaching Award, Augusta State University, (2008).
- Louis K. Bell Research Award, Augusta State University, (2004).
- Eagle Award for Distance Learning Leadership, Ameritech Corporation and the Center for Information and Communication Sciences, (1992).
- Higher Education Technology Advancement Award, Center for Information and Communication Sciences, Ball State University, (1990 and 1991).
- Finalist, University Teaching Professorship Award, Ball State University, (1990).
- "Award for extraordinary teaching that is helping students succeed against the odds", American Association for Higher Education, (1989).
- Guttridge Prize in British and Colonial American History, Department of History, University of California at Berkeley, (1979).
- Member, Board of Governors, The Historical Society (2002- 2005).
- Attendee, NCTLA Academic Assessment Workshop, Puerto Rico, February 2002.
- Attendee, Institutional Effectiveness Associates, IE Workshop Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2001.
- Section Editor (Military and Naval History, 1500-1700), Royal Historical Society British Bibliographies, CD-ROM project, (1991-1996).
- Member, The Institute of Historical Research, University of London (1986, 1992, 1996, 1999).
- Visiting student, The Institute of Historical Research, University of London (1979).
- Member, North American Conference on British Studies (1983-2002).
- Member, Georgia Association of Historians (2001-2002).
- Member, Institute for Historical Study, San Francisco (1982-1989).
- Member, Indiana Association of Historians (1983-1998).
- Member, American Association of Higher Education (1989, 1999-2002).
- Member, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (1995, 1999-2002).
- Participant, Leadership Augusta Class of 2000, Augusta Chamber of Commerce (1999).
Britain, European military history to 1700, historical methods, comparative revolutions, comparative ancient civilizations, Renaissance & Reformation, Western Civilization, amphibious warfare