Hoak, Dale 1941-

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HOAK, Dale 1941-

PERSONAL: Born December 12, 1941, in Springfield, OH; son of Eugene Q. (a university professor) and Thelma (Kohl) Hoak; married Berry Marshall (a museum administrator), April 9, 1968; children: Brady Dale, Megan Elizabeth. Ethnicity: "White." Education: College of Wooster, B.A., 1963; University of Pittsburgh, M.A., 1964; Clare College, Ph.D., 1971

Politics: "Registered Democrat." Religion: "Protestant Episcopal." Hobbies and other interests: Sailing, gardening, cycling.

ADDRESSES: Home—209 Hemsptead Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. Office—Department of History, College of William & Mary, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, instructor, 1966-67; Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, assistant professor of history, 1971-75; College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, chancellor professor of history, 1975—.

MEMBER: North American Conference on British Studies, Renaissance Society of America, American Historical Association.

AWARDS, HONORS: Research grants, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1986 and 1989; Outstanding Faculty Award, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1997; fellow, Royal Historical Society; visiting fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge.


The King's Council in the Reign of Edward VI, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1976.

Images as History: From Earliest Times to 1715, Wadsworth Educational, 1994.

(Editor and contributor) Tudor Political Culture, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1995.

(Co-editor and contributor) The World of William and Mary: Anglo-Dutch Perspectives on the Revolution of 1688-89, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 1996.

Contributor to encyclopedias and other books, including Tudor Rule and Revolution, edited by J. McKenna and D. Guth, Cambridge University Press, 1982; Encyclopedia of the Reformation, edited by Hans Hillerbrand and others, Oxford University Press, 1996; and Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, edited by P. Grendler and others, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999. Also contributor to periodicals, including Journal of British Studies and Renaissance Quarterly. Member, Board of editors, Sixteenth-Century Journal; advisor editor, Eighteenth-Century Life.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Reign of Edward VI, for Longman; Henry VIII, for Macmillan; Imperial Kingship from Henry V to Charles I, for Macmillan; War, Reformation, and Rebellion: Essays in Tudor Politics and Government, for Cambridge University Press; research on Tudor coronations.

SIDELIGHTS: Dale Hoak told CA: "I began writing professional history, in this case the history of Tudor government, under the inspiration of my graduate supervisor at Cambridge, the late Sir Geoffrey Elton, whom I had first met in Pittsburgh in 1963.

"After teaching a course in the history of Northern Renaissance art, I became interested in the iconography of witchcraft in Europe in the sixteenth century. This interest led on to iconographical studies in Tudor political culture, especially the iconography of the Tudors' 'imperial' kingship. Concurrently I became interested in symbolic political rituals, especially royal coronations and funerals. An interest in art-as-history prompted me to write a series of fifty short essays on great European art from the Paleolithic era to 1715, a course packet used by instructors in over 400 American colleges and universities."