Founded in 1987 as NorTANA (Norwegian Teachers Association of North America), the organization changed its name to NORTANA (Norwegian Researchers and Teachers Association of North America) in 2002. In addition to winning the Akademikapris from Akademika Bokhandel in 1998, NORTANA has also conducted a number of projects to further Norwegian studies in North America. Among these are:

  • Pedagogy Workshop: Bloomington, IN, October, 2010
  • Pedagogy Workshop: Austin, TX, October, 2007
  • Student Essay Contest: “Norway 1905-2005” 2004
  • Student Essay Contest: “Norway 1905-2005” 2004
  • Using Literature in Teaching Workshop, SASS, 2000
  • Multimedia Workshop: SASS, 1998
  • NORTANA Web Site, June, 1997
  • Technology Workshop, June, 1997
  • NORTANA Newsletter (Biannual Publication, Editor Torild Homstad)
  • NorWord: Norwegian Lessons via E-mail, 1995
  • Conference: “Teaching Culture” 1993
  • Student Writing Contest: “Why Major in Norwegian?” 1993

Note: A more substantial history of NORTANA is eagerly solicited from the membership.