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 2019 seminar series here.
Feb19Few historical accounts about HIV-AIDS have comprehensively interrogated how the disease factored in the lives of American children and the nurses that cared for them. This Bates Center seminar shows how nurses, grandmothers, foster parents, foster care facilities, and other health care professionals comprised a network of care that helped treat children with AIDS in the years before the development of effective antiretroviral therapies.
The spring 2020 seminar series offers an exciting lineup of prominent scholars who will present new historical scholarship.
Nursing historian Patricia D’Antonio of the University of Pennsylvania discusses nurses’ role in advocating for public health reforms and social change on NPR’s The Pulse, with Maiken Scott.
The Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing is collaborating with the School of Humanities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University to explore the development of nursing in China.