Nursing History Conference (Berlin)

International Conference on Nursing History in Berlin 
Venue: Berlin Historical Museum of Medicine (Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité), Campus Charité Mitte, Charitéplatz 1 (former Schumannstr. 20/21), 10117 Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany
Abstract deadline: 24 November 2010
Contact: Dr. Bettina Blessing,  The conference is organized by the Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation in Stuttgart and in cooperation with the Berlin Medical Historical Museum.

Over the past fifty years, nursing history has moved from studies with an institutional and biographical emphasis to those with more complex and critical evaluations of nursing practice. Following these developments, the theme of this conference is conflicts in nursing history. This can include difficulties between nurses and patients, clashes between nurses and doctors, conflicts between the nurses and hospital administrations and tensions between nurses. This conference will bring together scholars of nursing history from English and German speaking countries and aims to create a form for the development of comparative perspectives. The language of the conference will be English. Oral presentations should not exceed 20 minutes so as to allow for a thorough discussion. Please submit a one page abstract (of no more than 400 words) via e-mail by 24 November 2010. State the title of the paper at the top of the abstract and at the end list name, institutional affiliation or city and contact information. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and selected based on merit. There will be approximately 20 speakers. Applicants will be informed by 4 January 2011 whether their proposals have been accepted. Participants will receive reimbursement of travel expenses (colleagues from overseas will receive a maximum of 600 Euro). Hotel reservations will be provided by the Institute.

Contact information: Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation, Dr. Bettina Blessing, Straussweg 17, D – 70188 Stuttgart
Phone: 00 49 711 460 84 166  Fax: 00 49 711 460 84 181  Email:   URL:


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