CFP: Nursing’s Contribution to Women’s Health (Penn Hospital)

Call for Papers
The Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, will host its sixth annual History of Women’s Health Conference on Thursday, April 28, 2011. We invite interested persons to send a one to two page proposal or abstract of your topic by Friday, December 10, 2010 for consideration. The History of Women’s Health Conference focuses on women’s health issues from the late 18th century to the present. This conference encourages interdisciplinary work. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Nursing’s Contribution to Women’s Health.” Defined broadly, we will welcome submissions regarding any aspect of nursing from the 18th c to the modern era, including midwifery, nursemaids, wet nurses, nursing schools, changes in nursing programs, the professionalization of nursing, role of the care giver during any era, the role of “mother” in the care of the family and society, etc.

We are happy to announce that our keynote speaker this year will be internationally renowned nurse historian Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN. Dr. Fairman is currently the Director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing. She is the author of two critically acclaimed books, Critical Care Nursing: A History (University of Penn Press, 1998), authored with her mentor, Dr. Joan Lynaugh, and Making Room in the Clinic: Nurse Practitioners and the Evolution of Modern Health Care (Rutgers University Press, 2008), an analysis of the American nurse practitioner movement.

Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, is a 515-bed acute care facility that provides a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic medical services and functions as a major teaching and clinical research institution. For more information please visit our web site at  For more on our collections or the history of Pennsylvania Hospital, please visit

Please e-mail your one to two page proposals to: Stacey C Peeples, Curator-Lead Archivist, Pennsylvania Hospital

  Stacey C Peeples, Curator-Lead Archivist, Pennsylvania Hospital, 3 Pine East, 800 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, (215) 829-5434 (v), (215) 829-7155 (f)  Email: Visit the website at


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