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Victoria Thompson

victoria.thompson@asu.edu

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

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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 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

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 595 Continuing Registration

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 591 Seminar
HST 592 Research
HST 595 Continuing Registration
HST 599 Thesis
HST 780 Practicum
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Winter 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 465 Women in Europe 1750 - Present

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 599 Thesis
HST 692 Research
HST 780 Practicum
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 598 Special Topics

Winter 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 365 Women in Europe

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 365 Women in Europe

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. . Review of: Constructing Paris in the Age of Revolution. European History Quarterly (2014).

  2. . Review of: Métropoles de papier: Naissance de l'archéologie urbaine à Paris et à Londres (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle). H-France Review (2013).

  3. Victoria E. Thompson. The Creation, Destruction and Re-creation of Henri IV: Seeing Popular Sovereignty in the Statue of a King. History & Memory (2012).

  4. . Review of: Heroes and Legends of Fin-de-Siècle France: Gender, Politics, and National Identity. H-France Review (2012).

  5. . Review of: Les Halles de Paris et leur quartier (1137-1969). French History (2012).

  6. Victoria E. Thompson. Foreign Bodies: British Travel to Paris and the Troubled National Self. Studies in Travel Writing (2011).

  7. Victoria E. Thompson. Knowing Paris: Changing Approaches to Describing the Enlightenment City. The Journal of Urban History (2011).

  8. Review of: Accessories to Modernity: Fashion and the Feminine in Nineteenth-Century France. American Historical Review (2011).

  9. . Review of: Family Likeness: Sex, Marriage, and Incest from Jane Austen to Virginia Woolf. English Historical Review (2011).

  10. Review of: The Heroic City: Paris 1945-1958. The Journal of Modern History (2011).

  11. Review of: Walls of Algiers: Narratives of the City through Text and Image. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (2011).

  12. Victoria E. Thompson. "Biographers of Paris: Cultural Approaches to the Modern City". French Politics, Culture and Society (2010).

  13. Review of: Daily Life during the French Revolution (Westport: CT: Greenwood Press, 2007). The Historian (2009).

  14. Review of: France after Revolution: Urban Life, Gender and the New Social Order (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007). Journal of Interdisciplinary History (2009).

  15. Victoria E. Thompson. "Writing within the Crisis: Meditations on the Edge of a Cliff". Cultural and Social History (2009).

  16. Victoria Thompson. Writing within the Crisis: Meditations on the Edge of a Cliff. Cultural and Social History (2009).

  17. Review of: Between Women: Friendship, Desire and Marriage in Victorian England. English Historical Review (2008).

  18. Review of: Household Gods: The British and their Possessions (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006). Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation (2008).

  19. . Review of: Murder in Parisian Streets: Manufacturing Crime and Justice in the Popular Press, 1830-1900 (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2006). H-France Review (2008).

  20. Book chapter: Victoria E. Thompson. "Les Bonnes Adresses: Mapping the Elites of Revolutionary Paris,". Living in the City: Elites and their Residences, 1500-1900/Vivre en ville: Elites et leurs résidences (XVIe – XIXe siècle). Brussels: Brepols, 2008 (2008).

  21. Review of: Planning Paris before Haussmann. Journal of Modern History (2007).

  22. . Review of: Surmounting the Barricades: Women in the Paris Commune. H-France Review (2006).

  23. . Review of: The Post-Revolutionary Self: Politics and Psyche in France, 1750 - 1850. H-France Forum (2006).

  24. Book chapter: Thompson, Victoria E. 'I Went Pale with Pleasure:' The Body, Sexuality, and National Identity among French Travelers to Algiers in the Nineteenth Century. Algeria & France 1800-2000: Identity, Memory, Nostalgia. Syracuse University Press (2006).

  25. Victoria Thompson. L'histoire du genre: Trente ans de recherches des historiennes americaines de la France. Cahiers d'Histoire: Revue d'histoire critique (2005).

  26. Fuchs, Rachel G, Thompson, Victoria E. Women in Nineteenth-Century Europe. PalgraveMacmillan (2005).

  27. Thompson, Victoria E. Anais Nin. Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America. Scribner's (2004).

  28. Thompson, Victoria E. Marguerite Yourcenar. Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America. Scribner's (2004).

  29. Review of: Blood in the City: Violence and Revelation in Paris, 1789-19. The Journal of Modern History (2004).

  30. Review of: Paris Between Empires: Monarchy and Revolution, 1814-185. H-France (2004).

  31. Review of: The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-200. The Journal of Modern History (2004).

  32. Victoria Thompson. Telling 'Spatial Stories': Urban Space and Bourgeois Identity in Early Nineteenth-Century Paris. Journal of Modern History (2003).

  33. Review of: La Commune. H-France Discussion List (2003).

  34. Review of: Gendering European History. The Historian (2002).

  35. Review of: Marianne in the Market: Envisioning Consumer Society in Fin-de-Siecle France. H-France Discussion List (2002).

  36. Victoria Thompson. Rosa Bonheur, "Anne-Louis Girodet," "Pieree Loti," "Pierre Louys," "Alice B. Toklas". Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History (2001).

  37. Thompson, Victoria E. Study Guide to Accompany The Making of the West. Bedford/St. Martin's (2001).

  38. Review of: Poignant Relations: Three Modern French Women and Whitney Walton, Eve's Proud Descendents. H-France Discussion List (2001).

  39. Thompson, Victoria E. The Virtuous Marketplace: Women and Men, Money and Politics in Paris, 1830-1870. The Johns Hopkins University Press (2000).

  40. Review of: Horse-Drawn Cabs and Omnibuses in Paris: The Idea of Circulation and the Business of Public Transport. The Journal of Modern History (1998).

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Presentations

  1. 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).
  2. Victoria E Thompson The Eighteenth Century According to Jeffrey Merrick. Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies. (Apr 2013).
  3. Victoria E. Thompson "Managing Memories: The Royal Plaza in Restoration Paris.". Annual meeting of the Western Society for French History. (Apr 2013).
  4. Victoria E. Thompson Absent Icons: Parisian Ruins in the Work of Jacques Tardi. Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies. (Apr 2012).
  5. Victoria E. Thompson Reading Public Monuments: Henri IV and the French Revolution. Public History Brown-Bag Lecture Series. (Sep 2010).
  6. Victoria E. Thompson Plenary Session in Honor of Rachel Fuchs. Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association. (Aug 2010).
  7. Victoria Thompson Time Travel: Touring the Ruins of Revolutionary Paris. annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies. (Mar 2010).
  8. Victoria Thompson Knowing Paris: Changing Approaches to Describing the Enlightenment City. Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association - Pacific Coast Branch. (Aug 2009).
  9. 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).
  10. 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).
  11. Thompson, Victoria Revolution and the Remapping of Elite Paris. 3rd Biennial Confernce of the Urban History Association. (Oct 2006).
  12. Thompson, Victoria Remembering and Forgetting: Female Urban Archetypes in Emile Zola's La Curee. Conference: Urbanism, Urbanity and the Nineteenth-Century Novel. (Aug 2006).
  13. Thompson, Victoria Les Bonnes Adresses: Mapping the Urban Elite in Revolutionary Paris. Round Table: Living in the City: Elites and their Residences. (Feb 2006).
  14. 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).
  15. 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).
  16. Thompson, Victoria France and Africa. Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History. (Oct 2004).
  17. Thompson, Victoria Les Bonnes adresses: Mapping the Elites of Post-Revolutionary Paris. Seventh International Conference of Urban History, Athens, Greece. (Oct 2004).
  18. 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).
  19. Thompson, Victoria Consuming the Revolutionary City: Images of Paris after 1789. annual meeting of the Western Society for French History.
  20. Thompson, Victoria Valuing the City: Real Estate Speculation and the Idea of the Market in Paris, 1879-1803. The Fable of the Market.
  21. Thompson, Victoria Perfecting the National Garden: Liberty and License in the Revolutionary Tuileries. Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History.
  22. Thompson, Victoria Remembering Paris: Emigré Memoirs and the Spaces of Identity. Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies.
  23. Thompson, Victoria Strangers in a Strange Land: Experiencing the Self as Other in Foreign Spaces. Defining Space.
  24. 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.
  25. Thompson, Victoria Navigating the Shifting Social Order of Early Nineteenth Century Paris. History Workshop.
  26. Thompson, Victoria I went pale with pleasure:’ The Body, Sexuality, and National Identity Among. Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association.
  27. Thompson, Victoria In the Shadow of the Guillotine: Parisian City-Images from Transparency to. Sixth Conference on Urban History.
  28. Thompson, Victoria Redefining the Urban Past: Notre Dame de Paris and the Invention of le vieux Paris. Ninth International Conference on Urban History.
  29. 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. Faculty Women's Association Executive Board, Member (2009 - present)
  2. Faculty Women's Association Leadership Project, Member (2008 - present)
  3. Graduate Policy Committee, Member (2008 - present)
  4. History Department, History Fest, Panel Participant, Panel on Gender (2004 - present)
  5. Advanced Placement (AP®) European History Curriculum Development & Assessment Committee, Co-Chair (2008 - 2016)
  6. Quality of Instruction Committee, Member (2013 - 2016)
  7. History Graduate Committee, Member (2013 - 2014)
  8. Commission for the Status of Women, Faculty Liaison (2013)
  9. Advanced Placement (AP®) European History Curriculum Development & Assessment Committee, Co-Chair (2008 - 2012)
  10. Faculty Council, History Faculty, SHPRS, Member (2011 - 2012)
  11. Public History Steering Committee, SHPRS, Member (2011 - 2012)
  12. History Program, SHPRS, Director of Graduate Studies (2010 - 2012)
  13. Search Committee for Director of Student Financial Aid Office, Member Graduate Leadership Group, Member (2012)
  14. SHPRS Transition Committee, Member (2011 - 2012)
  15. Faculty Women's Association Executive Board, Member (2009 - 2012)
  16. History Awards Committee, Co-Chair (2012)
  17. Society for French Historical Studies, Member, Executive Committee (2010 - 2012)
  18. Society for French Historical Studies, Member, Executive Committee (2009 - 2012)
  19. Faculty Women’s Association Leadership Summit, Table Discussion Leader (2012)
  20. European Field Exam Committee, Member (2010 - 2011)
  21. H-France Forum, Co-Editor (2009 - 2011)
  22. Public History Director Search Committee, Member (2009 - 2011)
  23. H-France, Member, Book Review Advisory Panel (2009 - 2011)
  24. Faculty Women's Association Executive Board, Member (2009 - 2011)
  25. Graduate College, Panelist on session "Best Practices in Creating a Climate that Values and Fosters Good Writing," (2011)
  26. Institute of International Education, Evaluator for Fulbright Fellowships to France (2010)
  27. H-France, Member, Book Review Advisory Panel (2009 - 2010)
  28. H-France Forum, Co-Editor (2009 - 2010)
  29. Social Science Research Council, Selection Committee for the International, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  30. The College Board, Advanced Placement (AP®) European History Curriculum Development &, Committee Member (2008 - 2010)
  31. Commission on the Status of Women, Faculty Representative (2008 - 2010)
  32. Personnel Advisory Committee, Member (2008 - 2010)
  33. Graduate Policy Committee, Member (2008 - 2010)
  34. Society for French Historical Studies, President (2009 - 2010)
  35. Arizona Academic Decathlon, Quiz Master, State Finals (2010)
  36. Institute of International Education, Evaluator for Fulbright Fellowships to France (2009)
  37. Arizona Academic Decathlon Association, Presenter (2009)
  38. American Historical Association J. Russell Major Prize for Best Book in English on French History, Committee Member (2006 - 2009)
  39. Graduate Policy Committee, Committee Member (2007 - 2009)
  40. Graduate Council, Committee Member (2004 - 2008)

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