Women and the Sea


Culture, History, Industry, Science

The ‘Women and the Sea’ symposium took place on September 25th-26th 2015 in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland in Dun Laoghaire.

The symposium aimed 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. A joint venture between University College Dublin and the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, the symposium brought together researchers from the humanities, sciences, industry and heritage sectors, and included participants from a diverse range of professional, academic, and voluntary groups.

You can now listen to the podcasts of the symposium by clicking on the podcasts tab above.


Professor John Brannigan, UCD School of English, Drama and Film

Dr Lucy Collins, UCD School of English, Drama and Film

Dr Tasman Crowe, UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science

Dr Julie Maguire, Daithi O’Murchu Marine Research Station

Richard McCormick, National Maritime Museum of Ireland

The symposium was sponsored by UCD Earth Institute, UCD Humanities Institute, the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, and the Atlantic Archipelagos Research Consortium.

We are also grateful to the following for permission to use images on our website, poster, and at the symposium: McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Inverclyde Council, Sibéal Turraoin, David Jones and the Irish Naval Service, Silvia Loeffler, Vanessa Daws, Moira Sweeney, David Snook and Southampton City Archives, Fiona Grant and the Marine Institute, and the National Maritime Museum of Ireland.

Click here to download the Women and the Sea Symposium Poster

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