History of Nursing online events in January and February 2021

Florence Nightingale Comes Home (Online Event)

Thursday 21 January 2021, 5.30 – 6.30pm GMT

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What does Florence Nightingale’s life reveal about the history of nursing? What myths about Nightingale live on in nursing stereotypes, and what was she really like as a person?

 

Join the RCN Library and Archive Service for a roundtable with the Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020 project at the University of Nottingham. The project has resulted in a more complex historical and literary understanding of Florence Nightingale by mapping her family and home connections and analysing how her regional experiences, not least in Derbyshire, impacted her career, attitudes, and writings.

 

Homes can be both comforting and troubling places as Professor Paul Crawford, Dr Anna Greenwood and Dr Richard Bates share in their new book, Florence Nightingale at Home (Palgrave: London, 2020). They will share a new understanding of how Florence Nightingale’s experiences of domestic life and her ideas of home influenced her writings and pioneering work, and explore the legacy of this for nursing today.

 

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.

 

Pictures of Nursing: Nurses and nursing on postcards 1890-1910

Thursday 11 February 2021, 5.30 – 6.30pm GMT

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What can picture postcards tell us about the history of nursing, and images and stereotypes of nursing over the years? Join historian Julia Hallam to find out more.

 

Pictures of Nursing is a travelling exhibition and digital resource curated by Julia Hallam for the National Library of Medicine, NIH, Washington, DC based on a collection of 2,500 postcards donated to the Library by Michael Zwerdling, a former hospice nurse. The cards date between the late 1890s and the 1980s and depict nurses and nursing from twenty countries worldwide. Hallam’s talk will focus primarily on the years 1890 – 1910, a period known as the golden age of the postcard, and trace the dominant trends in the public image of nurses and nursing that emerge at this time.

 

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.

 

Sarah Chaney (she/her)

Events & Exhibitions Manager (Wed – Fri)

Library and Archive Service

Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN

 

020 7647 3602

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