Saturday 5 February 2022

Conference: Feb 9 to11, 2022. MERMAIDS. (En)Gendering Maritime Labour and Business Histories


Image by Alison Headley – Tempest, 2017

This is a free online international conference being run by University of Ljubljana 9-11 February 2022.

It's not about mermaids but real women in maritime  business and labour in the last 200 years. They include ship owners, dockworkers, wives, fish-canners in Yugoslavia and Spain, and waterfront sex industry workers.

No need to register. The zoom link is already there.

Catch a programme that includes includes:

KEYNOTE LECTURE by Valerie Burton: 'Re-Presenting Women’s Maritime Past: an Historian’s Keynote for the Mermaids Conference'

Sessions on:

  • Women into the Deep. Labour on Board and Surrounding 
  • Undines. Women, Fisheries and Maritime Communities
  • Gendering the Waterfront. Women, Ports, and Gender Roles in Maritime Labour
  • An Officer and a Gentle[wo]man. Gender, Navies, and Hierarchies
  • “Call me Ishmael[a]”. When Class, Gender, and Ethnicity Matter
The conference is organized in the framework of the MSCA-IF Project 2019 “We Can Do It! Women’s labour market participation in the maritime sector in the Upper Adriatic after the World Wars in an intersectional perspective”.   

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