Lisa A Norling
Educational Background & Specialties
- maritime history
- women's history
- gender and class in early America
- 18th and 19th-century America
- 18th century Atlantic World
- Hist 1908 - Making Minnesota, 1766-1862
- Hist 3347/WoSt 3407 - Women in Colonial and Victorian America
- Hist 3351 - American Maritime History
- Hist 5857 - Proseminar: Readings in the History of American Women
- Hist 8857 - Research in the Social History of American Women
- Liberal Studies 5100 - Voyages: Clarity, Madness, and Transformation of the Sea
- WoSt 8101 - Intellectual History of Western Feminism
- WoSt 8940 - Feminism & History
- Hist 5910 - Readings in Antebellum and Civil War-era U.S. History
- Hist 1301W - Introduction to U.S. History, 1600-1880
- Hist 3812 U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
Research & Professional Activities
- Faculty member, Munson Institute in American Maritime Studies, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic CT: 2001 - present
- Exhibit Consultant and Member, Advisory Board, U.S.S. Constitution Museum, Boston, MA: 2002 - present
- Co-Chair: Local Resources Committee for the 2007 Organization of American Historians annual Meeting
- Co-Chair: Local Arrangements Committee for the 2008 Berkshire Conference of Women's History
- Director of Undergraduate Studies: History Department
- Oceanic Crossings: traveling women’s experiences at sea in the 18th century, the gender and class dynamics in early modern oceanic travel, ongoing
- Commerce and Coverture in Early America: through a case study of 18th-century Massachusetts "she-merchant" Kezia Coffin, a reconsideration of colonial women's work and entrepreneurship, ongoing
- "Historians in the Schools" program with the St Paul Public Schools: Teaching American History grant-funded program of professional development in American history for St Paul social studies teachers, grades 7-12, January 2006 - June 2008
- "Choosing to Be a Subject: Loyalist Women in the Revolutionary Atlantic World": Norling, Lisa, Sarah Chambers, Journal of Women's History, 20:1 39-62, 2008.
- Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery, 1720-1870.. Norling, Lisa, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.
- Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920.. Norling, Lisa, co-edited with Margaret Creighton, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
- 'How Fought With Sorrow and Heartpangs': Mariners' Wives and the Ideology of Domesticity in New England, 1790-1880. Norling, Lisa, 1992.
- The Sentimentalization of American Seafaring, 1790-1870.. Norling, Lisa, 1991.
- L. Byrne Waterman Award for Outstanding Contribution to Whales- and Whaling-Related Research and Pedagogy in the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences, the Kendall Institute of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2002
- Frederick Jackson Turner Award for best first book in American History, Organization of American Historians for Captain Ahab Had a Wife., 2001
- John Lyman Award for best book in American Maritime History, North Atlantic Society for Oceanic History for Captain Ahab Had a Wife., 2001
- McKnight Land Grant Professorship
- Log of Mystic Seaport Prize Article Award, 1989