September 16, 2022

Nautilus in major global project to rewrite women into maritime history

Nautilus International is part of an extensive new global research project to showcase female involvement in the maritime industry over the centuries. The Rewriting women into maritime history project will collate material that is spread across various archives, beginning within those in the City of London, expanding to the UK and Ireland, and then going international so that accounts of women in the shipping industry can be identified and placed in the public domain for the first time. Led by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Heritage and Education Centre (LRF HEC), the collaboration currently involves Lloyd’s List, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Nautilus International, the Nautical Institute, the Women in Shipping and Trade Association (WISTA UK), and Preston Turnbull LLP. It is also being supported by The International Congress of Maritime Museums (ICMM), The National Maritime Museum, the University of Exeter and The British Commission for Maritime History (BCMH). Other interested parties are invited to join the initiative, which will run over several years and is aimed at changing perceptions on the historical role of women in shipping.