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.
Feb28Bates Center Seminar speaker Wendy Kline, PhD, explores the unexpected entanglements between psychiatry, midwifery, and psychedelics in the 1970s.
Mar14Bates Center seminar speaker Dominique Tobbell, PhD, will explore the history of the Doctorate of Nursing (ND), and what it reveals about the challenges confronting nursing and the efforts of nursing educators to solve them in the last third of the 20th century.
Two Penn Nursing Professors Selected for Induction to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Patricia D’Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Carol E. Ware Professor in Mental Health Nursing; and Connie M. Ulrich, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Lillian S. Brunner Chair in Medical and Surgical Nursing, will be honored by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) for their contributions to the nursing profession.
‘In Her Own Right’: Philadelphia Consortium to Create Digital Archive of Early Women’s Activism in America
The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing is participating in a $496,000 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources, which will support the creation of an online archive documenting women’s assertion of their rights, 1820-1920.
The spring 2018 seminar series offers an exciting lineup of prominent scholars who will present new historical scholarship.