Ocean Bound Women in the 19th century
This spring World Scientific Publishing will publish the book Ocean Bound Women (London och Singapore: WSPC, 2021), written by Anders Hallengren, associate professor in Literature at Stockholm university. The book presents unique materials from a sailor's coffin with hitherto unpublished materials from Swedish seafaring women from the 19th century.
In this book we will meet with Maria Söderström, via her diary. This is the first diary from a circumnavigation written by a Scandinavian woman. Maria and her sister Emmy Söderström traveled around the world by boat during the years 1885-88.
Publication early 2021
The chronicle Ocean bound women will be published during this spring. Follow the link to keep track of the book project:
The diary begins
In the picture below is the first page of Maria Söderström's diary notes.
Last updated: May 4, 2021
Source: Institutionen för kultur och estetik