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Emily Thompson, American historian. Member of American, Studies Association, Society For the History of Technology, History of Science Society.

Background

Thompson, Emily was born on February 20, 1962 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of George John and Majorie Haseman Thompson.

Education

She graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Physics in 1984, and from Princeton University, with a Ph.D. in the history of science in 1992.

Career

She teaches at Princeton University. She was Associate Professor of History at University of California, San Diego, from 2005 to 2006. Emily Thompson's book is a welcome addition to this growing body of literature.

The book shows how American scientists and engineers, in the early twentieth century, developed tools and techniques to measure and control the behavior of sound. As these men gained technological mastery over physical environments, they transformed the nation's aural landscape and brought a new sense of uniformity and efficiency to daily life.

Achievements

  • 2005 MacArthur Fellows Program \r\n2005 Edelstein Prize sponsored by the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)\r\n2004 Marc-August Pictet Prize presented by The Societe de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle (SPHN) de Geneve\r\n2003 John Hope Franklin Book Award presented by the American Studies Association\r\n2002 Science Writing Award in Acoustics for Journalists, presented by the Acoustical Society of America\r\n2003 Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics.

Works

Membership

Member of American, Studies Association, Society For the History of Technology, History of Science Society.

Connections

father:
George John

mother:
Majorie Haseman Thompson