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 spring 2019 seminar series here.
May1Within endocrinology, the last century has been one of phenomenal discovery yet also outrageous claims. In this Bates Center seminar, Randi Epstein, MD, MPH, MS, argues that appreciating the forces that shape hormone history will provide both healers and patients a nuanced understanding of hormone therapy today.
Neville Strumpf, PhD, RN, FAAN , Professor and Dean Emerita, will be the 2019 Penn Nursing commencement speaker. The ceremony on Monday, May 20, 2019, will take place at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing is pleased to announce an agreement with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses to preserve its rich history in an archival repository for scholarly historical research.
All the honorees will be recognized during the Student-Alumni-Faculty Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 17, at 4:00 pm in the Ann L. Roy Auditorium of Fagin Hall.