Register now for Women and the Sea Symposium
Posted: Monday 21st August 2023
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.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
Image: The Trojan Women Setting Fire to Their Fleet, Claude Lorrain (c. 1643), Metropolitan Museum of Art.
(Met Museum : Public domain)