The Bates Center is the preeminent history of nursing research center and archive.
Our priority is to increase the understanding of the importance of the history of nursing and healthcare to the development of our healthcare system and in crafting effective health policies and patient care strategies.
Through its extensive collections, fellowships, and curricula opportunities, the Bates Center provides considerable evidence for scholars and students to question traditional disciplinary paradigms; to give voice to the historical power of nursing, and to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of local and global approaches to issues of health and illness.
“Recovery as concept, model and movement in the mental health field: the challenge of writing a ‘history of the present’”The Barbara Bates Center, in partnership with the Department of History and Sociology of Science, invite you to Nancy Tomes’ seminar, where she will explore both the history and the historiography of the recovery model in the mental health field.
“Making Good on Private Duty. What we can Learn from Late Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century Guides to Domestic Practice.”Join the Bates Center and the Department of History and Sociology of Science for Charles E. Rosenberg’s seminar, which will focus on late 19th and early 20th century domestic practice manuals and the etiological, attitudinal, therapeutic and cultural assumptions they reveal.
Nov8Join the Barbara Bates Center and The Program in Public Health Ethics & History at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University for a viewing of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” with commentary from Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD, PhD, and Michael Yudell, PhD.
Dr. Strumpf offered an overview of care for older persons in Philadelphia, using the history of the Ralston Center as a prism of such efforts in the city and the nation.
The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing is participating in “In Her Own Right: Women Asserting Their Civil Rights, 1820-1920,” which aims to uncover archival materials that document the early struggle for women’s rights.
NLN Creates Nursing Education Archive at Penn Nursing’s Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing
The National League for Nursing (NLN) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing are joining forces to preserve the NLN’s rich history in an archival repository for scholarly historical research.