Events & Seminars

For more than 30 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 to 5:30pm.

February 28, 2024: Britt Dahlberg, PhD, Center for Humanism, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
March 13, 2024: Jaipreet Virdi, PhD, University of Delaware
April 10, 2024: Kelly S’ O’Donnell, PhD, Bryn Mawr College