The Bates Center is the preeminent history of nursing research center and archive.
Our priority is to increase the understanding of the importance of the history of nursing and healthcare to the development of our healthcare system and in crafting effective health policies and patient care strategies.
Through its extensive collections, fellowships, and curricula opportunities, the Bates Center provides considerable evidence for scholars and students to question traditional disciplinary paradigms; to give voice to the historical power of nursing, and to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of local and global approaches to issues of health and illness.
Jan31Barbara Bates Center seminar speaker Margaret Humphreys, MD, PhD, will use the American civil war as a case study to explore the many ways that war changed the narrative of American medical history.
Feb14This Bates Center seminar with Richard Meckel, PhD, will describe and analyze the origin and early development of school nursing in the US as part of a diverse and contested effort by child health care advocates to utilize urban schools to deliver health care services to socioeconomically disadvantaged and medically underserved children.
Feb28Bates Center Seminar speaker Wendy Kline, PhD, explores the unexpected entanglements between psychiatry, midwifery, and psychedelics in the 1970s.
‘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.
The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania is taking applications for the 2018 Fellowships and Research Awards.