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 Nursing, the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, the Irish Centre for Nursing and Midwifery History, the Nursing History Research Unit, University of Ottawa, and the Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship.
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.
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.
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.