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         Thorwald C. Franke
Computer Scientist (Diplom)
Independent Researcher
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My approach is to show that academia could accept Plato's Atlantis as a real place
on the basis of its very own methods, such as philology or historical criticism.


Research Interests:
Plato, Plato's Atlantis, Plato as pioneer theorist of the West, Aristotle and Cicero as Platonists, Plato and Islam, Plato and non-religious rational metaphysics. Goethe, Italy, Sicily. Organization of constitution, education (paideia) and media in democracy. Liberal-conservative humanism.

Curriculum vitae:
1971 – Born as son of an odonatologist and a bookseller.
1991 – Abitur (~A-level) in Radolfzell with very good marks (1,4).
1991-1992 – Military service in the headquarters of the 10th Panzer division, Graf-Stauffenberg barracks, Sigmaringen.
1992-2000 – Computer Science studies at the University Karlsruhe (today KIT).
                           Studies in business management and philosophy. Ancient Greek.
1999 – Begin of occupation with Plato's Atlantis.
2000 – Begin of career in the financial industry.
2000 – First publication of the Atlantis Web site.
2003 – First publication of an article on Atlantis.
2006 – Initiator of the Atlantis Research Charter.
2006 – First publication of a book: "Mit Herodot auf den Spuren von Atlantis".
2008 – Atlantis Conference in Athens.
2009 – Expedition to Sicily.

Languages:
German. Alemannic. English. French. Italian. Latin (German Greater Latinum). Ancient Greek (German Graecum). Middle Egyptian.

Memberships:
None.

Other Professional/Business Experience:
Focus at university: Software development and compiler construction.
Development of internet economy simulations and geographical data repository.
Software development and test management of critical financial software.
Administration of technical test cluster systems.
Knowledge of numerous operating systems, programming languages and applications.

Other interests:
Classics, historical novels, history thrillers, and any other good literature.
Swimming, biking, strategic computer games.



Order ist a lovely thing;
on disarray it lays its wing,
teaching simplicity to sing.
(Anna H. Branch, 1875-1937)


Books:

Kritische Geschichte der Meinungen und Hypothesen zu Platons Atlantis
Von der Antike über das Mittelalter bis zur Moderne.
Verlag Books on Demand, Norderstedt 2016.

Aristoteles und Atlantis
Was dachte der Philosoph wirklich über das Inselreich des Platon?
Verlag Books on Demand, Norderstedt 2010.
     English edition: Aristotle and Atlantis
     What did the philosopher really think about Plato's island empire?
     Published by Books on Demand, Norderstedt 2012.

Mit Herodot auf den Spuren von Atlantis
Könnte Atlantis doch ein realer Ort gewesen sein?
Verlag Books on Demand, Norderstedt 2006.


As editor:

Gunnar Rudberg: Atlantis and Syracuse
Did Plato's experiences on Sicily inspire the legend? A study on Plato's later political writings.
Edited, Managed and Funded by Thorwald C. Franke.
Published by Books on Demand, Norderstedt 2012.


Articles:

Sir Desmond Lee unexpectedly argues for the reality of Atlantis
April 17th-30th, 2014; translated May 2nd, 2014.
So far no publication which is available in libraries.
http://www.atlantis-scout.de/atlantis-desmond-lee.htm

The Atlantis-Malta Hoax of Fortia d'Urban and Grognet from 1828 - A phoenician Atlantis stone and the Atlantis manuscript of a certain Eumalus of Cyrene: Forgeries!
November 7-10th, 2013.
So far no publication which is available in libraries.
http://www.atlantis-scout.de/atlantis-malta-hoax.htm

Das Labyrinth von Atlantis - Irrwege und Sackgassen der Atlantis-Forschung
1. August 2013.
Mysteria3000 No. 22 1/2013.
http://www.mysteria3000.de/magazin/das-labyrinth-von-atlantis/

Dante Alighieri and Plato's Atlantis - Is Atlantis mentioned in the Inferno of the Divine Comedy?
12. Juni 2013.
So far no publication which is available in libraries.
http://www.atlantis-scout.de/atlantis_dante_engl.htm

Plato's Atlantis and the Bible? - A reliable Overview,
12. Mai 2013.
So far no publication which is available in libraries.
http://www.atlantis-scout.de/atlantis_bible.htm

Revised Approach: Italos = Atlas,
14. Oktober 2010.
So far no publication which is available in libraries.
http://www.atlantis-scout.de/atlantis_italos.htm

Ein geologischer Meilenstein der Atlantisforschung - Hans Pettersson widerlegt 1944 Atlantis im Atlantik.
5./6. April 2010
So far no publication which is available in libraries.
http://www.atlantis-scout.de/atlantis_pettersson.htm

Massimo Pallottino on Plato's Atlantis.
September 2009.
So far no publication which is available in libraries.
http://www.atlantis-scout.de/atlantis_pallottino_engl.htm

Wertlose Argumentationen entwerten teils wertvolle Grundthesen - Rezension zu Sergio Frau: Le Colonne d'Ercole
September 2009.
So far no publication which is available in libraries.
http://www.atlantis-scout.de/atlantis_sergio_frau.htm

Franke (2008/2010): Thorwald C. Franke, King Italos = King Atlas of Atlantis? A contribution to the Sea Peoples, in: Stavros P. Papamarinopoulos (editor), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on "The Atlantis Hypothesis" (ATLANTIS 2008), 10-11 November 2008 Athens/Greece, Publisher: Heliotopos Conferences / Heliotopos Ltd., Athens 2010; pp. 169-180.
Seite zur Konferenz 2008

Franke (2008/2010): Thorwald C. Franke, The Importance of Herodotus' Histories for the Atlantis problem, in: Stavros P. Papamarinopoulos (editor), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on "The Atlantis Hypothesis" (ATLANTIS 2008), 10-11 November 2008 Athens/Greece, Publisher: Heliotopos Conferences / Heliotopos Ltd., Athens 2010; pp. 161-168.
Seite zur Konferenz 2008

Franke et al. (2008/2010): Thorwald C. Franke / Ulrich Hofmann / Ulf Richter / Christian M. Schoppe / Siegfried G. Schoppe, The Atlantis Research Charter: A defined position in the colourful world of Atlantis research, in: Stavros P. Papamarinopoulos (editor), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on "The Atlantis Hypothesis" (ATLANTIS 2008), 10-11 November 2008 Athens/Greece, Publisher: Heliotopos Conferences / Heliotopos Ltd., Athens 2010; pp. 637-643.
Seite zur Konferenz 2008

Platons Atlantis und das Wolkenkuckucksheim des Aristophanes,
Mysteria3000 15. Juli 2008.
http://www.mysteria3000.de/wp/?p=298

"Aufbruch ins Abenteuer" - a.petit: Notfall Atlantis,
Mysteria3000 2/2007, 24. Juli 2007.
http://www.mysteria3000.de/wp/?p=252

A scientist in favour of Atlantis - Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Brandenstein and his contribution to Atlantis research,
Mysteria3000 2/2006.
http://www.atlantis-scout.de/atlantis_brandenstein_engl.htm

Eine "heiße" Atlantis-Hypothese - Würdigung und Widerlegung,
Buchbesprechung zu Ulrich Hofmann: Platons Insel Atlantis,
Mysteria3000 1/2005.
http://www.mysteria3000.de/wp/?p=95

Exemplarischer Textschrott,
Buchbesprechung zu Murry Hope: Atlantis - Mythos oder Wirklichkeit,
Mysteria3000 1/2005.
http://www.mysteria3000.de/wp/?p=83

Zur Klassifizierung der Hypothesen zu Atlantis,
Mysteria3000 1/2004, 22 Seiten.
http://www.mysteria3000.de/wp/?p=5

Ansatz gut - Ausführung schlecht,
Buchbesprechung zu Alfred E. Schmeck: Atlantis - Platons Idealstaat,
Mysteria3000 4/2003, 10 Seiten.
http://www.mysteria3000.de/wp/?p=86


Not about Atlantis:

Hannibal ad portas - Macht und Reichtum Karthagos,
Ausstellungsbericht,
Mysteria3000 2/2004.
http://www.mysteria3000.de/wp/?p=64

Steppengold - Grabschätze der Skythen und Sarmaten am unteren Don,
Ausstellungsbericht,
Mysteria3000 4/2003, 7 Seiten.
http://www.mysteria3000.de/wp/?p=88

Zur Religiosität Herodots,
Mysteria3000 4/2003, 8 Seiten.
http://www.mysteria3000.de/wp/?p=89

Michael Christoffel / Thorwald C. Franke / Stefan Kotkamp, Trader-supported information markets: a simulation study, in: K. Bauknecht (Hrsg.), Electronic commerce and web technologies EC-Web 2001, Lecture notes in computer science LNCS No. 2115, Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2001; S. 101-110.
Im Katalog der Universität Karlsruhe.

Thorwald C. Franke, Simulation und Untersuchung von Marktprozessen in einem Trader-unterstützten Informationsmarkt, Diplom-Arbeit am Institut für Programmstrukturen und Datenorganisation der Universität Karlsruhe, 2000.
Im Katalog der Universität Karlsruhe.

Thorwald C. Franke, Entwurf und Realisierung einer Suchergebnisverwaltung und Darstellungsauswahl mittels JavaBeans, Studien-Arbeit am Forschungszentrum Informatik FZI an der Universität Karlsruhe, 1998.

Thorwald C. Franke, Cache-Optimierung durch Speicherabbildung, in: Holger Hopp / Daniela Genius / Michael Philippsen (Hrsg.), Seminar-Beiträge Cache-Optimierungen, Institut für Programmstrukturen und Datenorganisation (IPD) der Fakultät für Informatik, Universität Karlsruhe, Interner Bericht 05/1998; S. 53-67.
Im Katalog der Universität Karlsruhe.



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