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Victoria Thompson

victoria.thompson@asu.edu

Assoc Professor of History
SHPRS History Faculty
Faculty
Mail Code: 4302

COOR 4550 (Map)
(480)727-6117

Bio

 

Associate Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Research Interests and Selected Publications

Victoria E. Thompson received her Ph.D. in French history in 1993 from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work combines cultural and social history approaches, focusing on the interplay between representation and experience. Her research interests include the history of urban space, travel and travel writing, and the history of women, gender and sexuality. She is the author of The Virtuous Marketplace: Women and Men, Money and Politics in Paris, 1830-1870 (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000) and, with Rachel G. Fuchs, Women in European History (Palgrave MacMillan, 2004). She is currently completing a  monograph entitled, "Paris in Ruins: The Urban Landscape and the Politics of the Past." She has also published on colonial Algeria, and is working on a study of British travelers in post-revolutinary Paris. 

Teaching Interests and Courses

At Arizona State University, Professor Thompson teaches undergraduate courses on European and French history, including a courses on European Women's History, French Imperialism, the French Revolution, European travel and European counter-cultures. On the graduate level she has developed courses on European Cultural History, History & Memory and Space & Place.

Professional Service Activities

Victoria Thompson has served in leadership positions as President of the Society for French Historical Studies, and as Co-Chair of the Advanced Placement European History Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee. She has served on prize committees for the American Historical Association and the Society for French Historical Studies,  on the editorial board of French Historical Studies and on selection committees for the Fulbright Fellowshiop and the International Dissertation Research Fellowship (SSRC).

 

Courses

Spring 2016

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 364 Sex & Society in Mod Europe
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 598 Special Topics
HST 792 Research

Fall 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 364 Sex & Society in Mod Europe
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 792 Research

Summer 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 494 Special Topics

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 364 Sex & Society in Mod Europe
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 591 Seminar
HST 599 Thesis
HST 799 Dissertation

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 304 Studies in European History
HST 427 French Revolut/Napoleonic Era
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 364 Sex & Society in Mod Europe
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 591 Seminar
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 592 Research
HST 595 Continuing Registration
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 795 Continuing Registration
HST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 591 Seminar
HST 599 Thesis
HST 692 Research
HST 780 Practicum
HST 792 Research
HST 795 Continuing Registration
HST 799 Dissertation
REL 590 Reading and Conference

Presentations

  1. Victoria E. Thompson "L’affaire du Carrousel: Gender, Nationalism and the Urban Landscape in Imperial Paris". annual conference of the Western Society for French History. (Nov 2015).
  2. Victoria E. Thompson "A Sense of Space: Sentiment and the Storming of the Bastille,". "History and the Senses: Society for the Study of French History 28th Annual Conference. (Jul 2014).
  3. Victoria E. Thompson "The Parisian Royal Plaza as Revolutionary Public Space". University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Apr 2014).
  4. Victoria E. Thompson Comment for Panel "Space, Place and Gender". Conference in Honor of Rachel G. Fuchs. (Apr 2014).
  5. Victoria E. Thompson "Inventing Public Space: The Royal Plaza in the Era of the French Revolution,". SHPRS Faculty Works-in-Progress. (Mar 2014).
  6. Victoria E Thompson Comment for panel: "Emotions of War: Reacting and Rebuilding in War's Aftermath in the Third Republic". annual meeting of the Western Society for French History. (Oct 2013).
  7. Victoria E Thompson The Eighteenth Century According to Jeffrey Merrick. Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies. (Apr 2013).
  8. Victoria E. Thompson "Managing Memories: The Royal Plaza in Restoration Paris.". Annual meeting of the Western Society for French History. (Apr 2013).
  9. Victoria E. Thompson Absent Icons: Parisian Ruins in the Work of Jacques Tardi. Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies. (Apr 2012).
  10. Victoria E. Thompson Reading Public Monuments: Henri IV and the French Revolution. Public History Brown-Bag Lecture Series. (Sep 2010).
  11. Victoria E. Thompson Plenary Session in Honor of Rachel Fuchs. Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association. (Aug 2010).
  12. Victoria Thompson Time Travel: Touring the Ruins of Revolutionary Paris. annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies. (Mar 2010).
  13. Victoria Thompson Knowing Paris: Changing Approaches to Describing the Enlightenment City. Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association - Pacific Coast Branch. (Aug 2009).
  14. Victoria E. Thompson Comment on "Making Business Culture in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century France". annual meeting of the Western Society for French History, Quebec City, Canada. (Nov 2008).
  15. Thompson, Victoria At the Feet of Henri IV: Reconciliation and the Politics of Commemoration during the Restoration. Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies. (Apr 2008).
  16. Thompson, Victoria Revolution and the Remapping of Elite Paris. 3rd Biennial Confernce of the Urban History Association. (Oct 2006).
  17. Thompson, Victoria Remembering and Forgetting: Female Urban Archetypes in Emile Zola's La Curee. Conference: Urbanism, Urbanity and the Nineteenth-Century Novel. (Aug 2006).
  18. Thompson, Victoria Les Bonnes Adresses: Mapping the Urban Elite in Revolutionary Paris. Round Table: Living in the City: Elites and their Residences. (Feb 2006).
  19. Thompson, Victoria From Panorama to Privy: English Travelers to Paris in the Post-Revolutionary Era. Invited talk, Institute for French Studies, New York University. (Apr 2005).
  20. Thompson, Victoria 'Jean-Jacques went on Foot:' Louis-Sebastien Mercier and the Democratization of Parisian Space. Annual Meeting of society for French Historical Studies. (Mar 2005).
  21. Thompson, Victoria France and Africa. Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History. (Oct 2004).
  22. Thompson, Victoria Les Bonnes adresses: Mapping the Elites of Post-Revolutionary Paris. Seventh International Conference of Urban History, Athens, Greece. (Oct 2004).
  23. Thompson, Victoria Paris through Foreign Eyes: Colonialism, Tourism and National Identity, 1815- 18. Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, Paris, France. (Jun 2004).
  24. Thompson, Victoria Consuming the Revolutionary City: Images of Paris after 1789. annual meeting of the Western Society for French History.
  25. Thompson, Victoria Valuing the City: Real Estate Speculation and the Idea of the Market in Paris, 1879-1803. The Fable of the Market.
  26. Thompson, Victoria Perfecting the National Garden: Liberty and License in the Revolutionary Tuileries. Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History.
  27. Thompson, Victoria Remembering Paris: Emigré Memoirs and the Spaces of Identity. Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies.
  28. Thompson, Victoria Strangers in a Strange Land: Experiencing the Self as Other in Foreign Spaces. Defining Space.
  29. Thompson, Victoria ’Hidden Life is Full of Evil’: Urban Space and Social Reform during the July. the annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies.
  30. Thompson, Victoria Navigating the Shifting Social Order of Early Nineteenth Century Paris. History Workshop.
  31. Thompson, Victoria I went pale with pleasure:’ The Body, Sexuality, and National Identity Among. Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association.
  32. Thompson, Victoria In the Shadow of the Guillotine: Parisian City-Images from Transparency to. Sixth Conference on Urban History.
  33. Thompson, Victoria Redefining the Urban Past: Notre Dame de Paris and the Invention of le vieux Paris. Ninth International Conference on Urban History.
  34. Thompson, Victoria Strangers in a Strange Land: Navigating the Shifting Social Order of Early Nineteenth-Century Paris. Cincinnati Seminar on the City.

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Service

  1. Oxford University Press, referree for book manuscript (2014 - present)
  2. Oxford University Press, referree for book manuscript (2014 - present)
  3. Search Committee, Clinical Professor for Online MA Program, Member (2014 - present)
  4. Advanced Placement (AP®) European History Curriculum Development & Assessment Committee, Co-Chair (2008 - 2016)
  5. Advanced Placement (AP) European History Test Development Committee, Co-Chair (2013 - 2016)
  6. Advanced Placement (AP®) European History Test Development Committee, Co-Chair (2013 - 2016)
  7. History Graduate Committee, Member (2013 - 2016)
  8. Quality of Instruction Committee, Member (2013 - 2016)
  9. Advisory Board, Institute for Humanities Research, Member (2015 - 2016)
  10. Roundtable, "25 Years of German Unity", Speaker (2015)
  11. AP European History Exam Reading, Reader (2015)
  12. History Diversity Committee, Chair (2014 - 2015)
  13. SHPRS Executive Committee, Member (2014 - 2015)
  14. History Faculty, SHPRS, Faculty Head (2014 - 2015)
  15. History Graduate Committee, Member (2013 - 2014)
  16. Commission for the Status of Women, Faculty Liaison (2013)
  17. Advanced Placement (AP®) European History Curriculum Development & Assessment Committee, Co-Chair (2008 - 2012)
  18. Faculty Council, History Faculty, SHPRS, Member (2011 - 2012)
  19. Public History Steering Committee, SHPRS, Member (2011 - 2012)
  20. History Program, SHPRS, Director of Graduate Studies (2010 - 2012)
  21. Search Committee for Director of Student Financial Aid Office, Member Graduate Leadership Group, Member (2012)
  22. SHPRS Transition Committee, Member (2011 - 2012)
  23. Faculty Women's Association Executive Board, Member (2009 - 2012)
  24. History Awards Committee, Co-Chair (2012)
  25. Society for French Historical Studies, Member, Executive Committee (2010 - 2012)
  26. Society for French Historical Studies, Member, Executive Committee (2009 - 2012)
  27. Faculty Women’s Association Leadership Summit, Table Discussion Leader (2012)
  28. European Field Exam Committee, Member (2010 - 2011)
  29. H-France Forum, Co-Editor (2009 - 2011)
  30. Public History Director Search Committee, Member (2009 - 2011)
  31. H-France, Member, Book Review Advisory Panel (2009 - 2011)
  32. Faculty Women's Association Executive Board, Member (2009 - 2011)
  33. Graduate College, Panelist on session "Best Practices in Creating a Climate that Values and Fosters Good Writing," (2011)
  34. Institute of International Education, Evaluator for Fulbright Fellowships to France (2010)
  35. H-France, Member, Book Review Advisory Panel (2009 - 2010)
  36. H-France Forum, Co-Editor (2009 - 2010)
  37. Social Science Research Council, Selection Committee for the International, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  38. The College Board, Advanced Placement (AP®) European History Curriculum Development &, Committee Member (2008 - 2010)
  39. Commission on the Status of Women, Faculty Representative (2008 - 2010)
  40. Personnel Advisory Committee, Member (2008 - 2010)

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