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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

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