Events & Seminars
For more than 25 years, the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing has hosted and facilitated special events that have brought the history of nursing and healthcare to bear on broader scholarly questions.
Bates Center Symposia
The Bates Center has hosted several symposiums 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. The Bates Center has also partnered with The Program in Public Health Ethics & History at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health to co-sponsor a series of interdisciplinary symposiums.
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 fall 2018 seminar series here.
Nov14In this Bates Center seminar, Janet Golden, PhD, will explore how infants shaped American society and culture and led their families into the modern world to become more accepting of scientific medicine, active consumers, open to new theories of human psychological development and welcoming of government advice and programs.
The city of Philadelphia was paralyzed by influenza. Public meetings were banned. Thousands were sick. Hundreds were dying. Nurses were overwhelmed with patients.
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic took the world by storm. Philadelphia was hard hit and ill prepared for any outbreak, let alone one of the worst pandemics ever recorded.
This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. To commemorate this horrific event the Center is organizing a campaign, Calm Cool, and Courageous, to highlight the work and experiences of nurses during the 1918 flu pandemic.