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The Bates Center has established strong interdisciplinary collaborations within the University and across the globe.

Scholarly Collaborations

A number of national, local, and international groups also join the Bates Center in partnerships and programs related to the history of nursing and healthcare. These include the Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry at the University of Virginia, the United Kingdom Centre for the History of Nursingthe Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, the Irish Centre for Nursing and Midwifery History, the Nursing History Research Unit, University of Ottawa, the Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship, and The Program in Public Health Ethics & History at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health. 

Seminars and Interdisciplinary Symposia 

The Bates Center hosts regularly occurring seminars with distinguished historians presenting their newest research. It also co-sponsors interdisciplinary symposia around particular historical questions that have current relevance. For more information click here

Bates Center Welcomes ANAC Records to the Archive

The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing is pleased to announce an agreement with the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care to preserve its rich history in an archival repository for scholarly historical research.