For over 25 years, the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing has hosted and facilitated many special events that have brought the history of nursing and healthcare to bear on broader scholarly questions.
Bates Center Symposia
More recently, the Bates Center has hosted several symposias featuring leading scholars and thinkers who examined the history of nursing and healthcare, from the perspectives of the history of medicine and public health, women’s studies, ethics, and race. For example, the Bates Center brought its year long 25th anniversary celebration to a close with a day-long symposium in honor of Center co-founder Joan Lynaugh. In October, the Bates Center will co-sponsor an interdisciplinary symposium with Drexel University’s department of community health.
Bates Center Seminar Series
During the academic year, the Bates Center hosts prominent scholars from around the globe to present new historical scholarship in its seminar series. Seminars are held on Wednesdays at 4:00pm in the home of the Bates Center.
View the complete schedule for the spring 2018 seminar series here.
Apr30The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing invites you to a celebration for Cynthia Connolly’s latest book, Children and Drug Safety: Balancing Risk and Protection in Twentieth-Century America.
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.