SEAWOMEN - the fishing women of Iceland, past and present
In June 2015 Icelanders celebrate the 100-year anniversary of women’s parliamentary right to vote. In June 2015 Icelanders celebrate the 100-year anniversary of women’s parliamentary right to vote. In the spirit of this occasion the Maritime Museum opens an exhibition on Friday June 5th at 17:00 about Icelandic women at sea based on a research conducted by the anthropologist Dr. Margaret E. Willson. Dr. Willson´s findings overthrow previous ideas about women’s participation at sea in Iceland, which is higher than ever imagined. She discovered through extensive historical and ethnographic research in Iceland that women have consistently worked at sea from the mid- 900s to the present day. This appears to be different from any other group of female fishers about whom a study has been done. Opening hours 10-17.
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