Thomas E. Kaiser



Thomas E. Kaiser has been a member of the UALR faculty since 1976 and a History Professor since 1994. Dr. Kaiser is a specialist in the history of eighteenth-century France, currently working on a book entitled “Devious Ally: Marie-Antoinette and the Austrian Plot,” and  has won grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Center for the History of Freedom, and the National Humanities Center. He was also a Fellow at the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum. He has served on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Modern History and French Historical Studies. In 2001, he received the UALR University Faculty Research Excellence Award. He was featured on the History Channel in a program devoted to Marie-Antoinette.

Select Publications

“La Fin du Renversement des Alliances: la France, l’Autriche et la déclaration de guerre du 20 avril 1792,” Annales historiques de la Révolution française 2008

(Co-editor) Conspiracy in the French Revolution 2007

“Maternité et nationalité: Marie-Antoinette,” in Femmes et pouvoir politique: Les Princesses d’Europe XVe-XVIIIe siècle 2007

“Catilina’s Revenge: Conspiracy, Revolution, and Historical Consciousness from the Old Regime to the Consulate” in Conspiracy in the French Revolution 2007

“Scandal in the Royal Nursery: Marie-Antoinette and the Gouvernantes des Enfants de France,” Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques 2006

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