Woman, Captain, Rebel: The Extraordinary Story of a Daring Icelandic Sea Captain; conversation with author Margaret Willson

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Margaret Willson

In the early nineteenth century, a legendary Icelandic sea captain solved crimes, voyaged over mountains, and never lost a crewmember despite the omnipresent dangers of life as an Arctic mariner. And, contrary to most assumptions about the history of seafaring… she was a woman. Cultural anthropologist Margaret Willson joins us for a conversation with Andy Nestingen of the UW Scandinavian Studies Department about her captivating new book Woman, Captain, Rebel. Tickets are free; registration is required. Event at the University Book Store, 6PM, Wednesday, March 8th -- International Women's Day