Women and the Sea Symposium 25th – 26th September 2015
Date(s) - Fri 25th September until 26 Sep 2015
all day event
Location: National Maritime Museum of Ireland
Registration 3:30 pm on Friday 25th September– All day Saturday 26th September 2015
Free public lecture on the Canadian Arctic NW Passage Friday 25th September at 7 pm.
The first ever ‘Women and the Sea Symposium’ which will take place in the National Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin www.mariner.ie on 25th – 26th September 2015, sponsored by UCD Earth Institute, UCD Humanities Institute, the National Maritime Museum of Ireland and the Atlantic Archipelagos Research Consortium.
The aim of the symposium is to promote greater awareness and understanding of the important roles that women have played, and continue to play, in marine and maritime culture, science, and industry. The symposium brings together researchers from the humanities, sciences, marine industry, art and heritage sectors and welcomes participation from all interested individuals and groups.
This unique symposium in an Irish context will include speakers from the Irish Naval Service, the Marine Institute, the Islands Federation, the Irish Institute of Master Mariners, Marine Harvest Ltd, the Daithi O’Murchu Marine Research Station, the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority, lecturers from Irish and UK universities, as well as independent researchers presenting on a variety of maritime topics.
Other topics include a woman’s account of a 19th century ships passage to Africa, Women in the Irish SW Mackerel Fishery 1880 – 1920, the gendering of ships, plus artists exhibiting their art, poetry and film works. Further details may be found on the symposium website http://womenandthesea.com/
Registration will commence at 3.30pm on Friday 25th September and there will be a free public lecture on Friday night 25th September at 7 pm by one of the first two Irishwomen to traverse the Canadian Arctic NW Passage, chaired by Lorna Siggins of the Irish Times.
Entry to the event costs €15 and registration is at http://womenandthesea.com/registration/.
Teas and coffees will be available to registered participants during the event and lunch and snacks may be purchased in the Jules Verne Café situated within the Maritime Museum https://www.facebook.com/julesvernecafe. An optional symposium gala dinner will be held in the Royal Marine Hotel on Saturday night costing €30 for interested participants, payable on arrival at symposium registration.