The Politics of Nursing History: Identities and Boundaries
Tuesday 29 June, 5.30 – 7pm BST, 11:30-1:00 pm CT, 12:30-2:00 ET

A Joint Event Organised by the RCN History of Nursing Forum and the UK Association for the History of Nursing (UKAHN)

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For centuries, nurses and healthcare workers have performed a vital role in society. But what do we really know about their history? Join us to explore some of the most significant contributions to understanding the last 150 years of nursing. Find out what historians and nurses have learnt from their research and reflect on what it might tell us about healthcare today.

We will hear from Anne Summers about her research into British military nurses between 1854 and 1914, Peter Nolan on the history of mental health nursing, Karen Flynn on Black Caribbean and Canadian women in nursing and Anne Marie Rafferty on nursing politics in the twentieth century. In a session chaired by Jane Brooks, panellists will revisit their influential texts, reflecting on the process of their research and what has changed since, as well as considering the future directions of nursing history.

This event is free and open to all. Please register to attend and a link will be circulated in advance with instructions on how to join the event. All tickets must be booked individually.