Daniel Holtsberry

Dan Holtsberry

Degree Program: PhD

Advisor: Daniel Riches

Research Areas

  • European History
  • Military and Naval History



  • BA, The Ohio State University, 2007
  • MA, The University of Alabama, 2017

Research Interests

  • Early-modern military history
  • French history
  • French gendarmes and their adaptation to political, social, and military change
  • History of fashion and aesthetics

Current Projects

  • My current project is my dissertation on late 16th-century French gendarmerie and their adaptation to military, political, and social changes. I am also pursuing a study on the aesthetics of early modern fighting and the changing comportment, fashion, and appearance of fighting gentry and nobility.

Awards & Honors

  • Departmental Fellowship, Department of History, Thr University of Alabama, 2020-2021
  • The Max Kele Award, European History Section, Southern Historical Association, 2017
  • Department of History, The University of Alabama, Masters Student Graduate Teaching Award, 2017
  • Scarlet and Gray Scholarship, College of Arts and Sciences, The Ohio State University,  2006-2007