'From Sailors' Chests to Sailors' Homes': Finnish Seamen and Domesticity in the Early 20th Century - a talk by Laika Nevalainen, European University Institute.
The life of a merchant seaman was filled with hours of difficult and dangerous labour but what did sailors do beside work and how did they spend their free time?
The talk will focus on the lives of Finnish sailors of the late 19th century and early 20th centuries exploring their everyday routines, living conditions, what they ate and what they kept in their sea chests.
The seaman's chest was particularly important to domestic life aboard ship since, in the words of a former sailor, 'if one had not had the seaman's chest, one would have been quite homeless. On it one sat, one it one ate and in it one had all of one's possessions'
24.4.2018 17:15 - 24.4.2018 18:30
The Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Senate House, London WE1E 7HU
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