History of Nursing Colloquium

Canadian nursing in Boer War (c) Wellcome Library, London

Canadian nurses in Boer War
(c) Wellcome Library, London

Call for Papers:

The UK Association for the History of Nursing Colloquium will be held on 4 July 2013 at the History Faculty, University of Oxford.  This year’s theme will explore the ‘History of Colonial and post-Colonial Nursing’.

The history of nursing presents a unique perspective from which to interrogate colonialism and post-colonialism. Simultaneously, viewing nursing’s development under colonial and post-colonial rule can reveal the different faces of what, on the surface may appear to be a profession that is consistent and coherent yet in reality has many different faces and is constantly in the process of reinventing itself. Considering such areas as transnational relationships, class, gender, race, and politics this colloquium aims to present current work in progress within this field to better understand the complex entanglements in the development of nursing as it was imagined and practised in local imperial, colonial and post-colonial contexts. The colloquium will be led by Dr Helen Sweet and will be opened with a keynote paper on the colloquium’s theme by Professor Anne Marie Rafferty.

Please submit abstracts of approximately 250 words, by Friday 1 February 2013, to:


N.B. As this promises to be a particularly popular colloquium and the audience capacity is strictly limited to max. 60 people, places will be allocated on a strictly ‘first come, first served’ basis so you are strongly advised to book early!

Price:  £10 for students and £15 for non-students.

There will also be a workshop for PhD students and their supervisors on Wednesday, 3 July, to be held at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford.

All enquiries to: Christine.Hallett@manchester.ac.uk

Related Links Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford | Oxford University History Faculty

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