Emily Thompson, Princeton University

Professor Princeton, New Jersey emilyt@princeton.edu Office: (609) 258-8405

Bio/Research

Emily Thompson is a historian of technology who studies late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America. Her research explores the cultural history of sound, music, noise, and listening, and focuses on how these phenomena and activities intersect with technologies like the phonograph, motion...

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Bio/Research

Emily Thompson is a historian of technology who studies late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America. Her research explores the cultural history of sound, music, noise, and listening, and focuses on how these phenomena and activities intersect with technologies like the phonograph, motion pictures, and architecture.

Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts. In 2005, she was named a MacArthur Fellow.

Professor Thompson is on sabbatical for the academic year 2014-15. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton through Summer 2015.


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