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Register now for Women and the Sea Symposium

Posted: Monday 21st August 2023

Register now for Women and the Sea Symposium
Event date: 7 September
Location: Hybrid & in person
University of Plymouth
This symposium will bring together scholars to examine women and their interactions with the sea and maritime world from 1500–1750. 
The symposium will run in a hybrid and in-person format, University of Plymouth Drake Circus Plymouth PL4 8AA.
Themes that will be covered include:
  • Experiences of women at sea 
  • Women living and working in maritime communities (dockyards, port towns, fishing) 
  • Women and the Navy 
  • Women and piracy 
  • Women and migration 
  • Enslaved women and the sea 
  • Indigenous women and the sea 
  • Women and private companies (EIC, VOC etc) 
  • Material culture of women at sea 
  • Lives ashore – separation from sailor husbands/family members 
  • Gender and the sea
  • Dr Anna Maria Forssberg, Vasa Museum 
  • Dr Deborah Hamer, New Netherlands Institute 
  • Dr Elaine Murphy, University of Plymouth 
This event is free to attend but registration is required. 

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Please contact with any queries.
Image: The Trojan Women Setting Fire to Their Fleet, Claude Lorrain (c. 1643), Metropolitan Museum of Art.
(Met Museum : Public domain)