CFP: International Nursing History Conference in Denmark

The Danish Society of Nursing History and the Danish Museum of Nursing History are pleased to invite scholars from all over the world to an international conference on the History of Nursing August 9 – 11, 2012. The conference is run jointly by the Danish Society of Nursing History and the Danish Museum of Nursing History and it is affiliated to academia by
the Southern University of Denmark and the UC Danish Deaconess Foundation.

The conference will take place over three days from 9 – 11 August 2012 and will comprise plenary sessions and concurrent sessions. Keynote speakers include Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, Kings College London, England, Professor Christine Hallett, University of Manchester, England, Professor Julie Fairman, University of Pennsylvania, USA and Associate Professor
Susanne Kreutzer, University of Osnabruck, Germany.

Abstract themes:  The conference language will be English and abstracts from all disciplines are welcome. Abstracts are invited for paper presentations on the eight conference themes.

1. Medieval and Renaissance Nursing
2. Nursing in Modern Times
3. Religious and Secular Nursing
4. Gender, Culture and Ethnicity
5. Professionalization and Education
6. Disaster and War
7. Clinical Nursing
8. Nursing Ethics

Guidelines for submission of abstract: Abstracts should not exceed 400 words. Margins must be one and one-half
inches on left, and one inch on the right, top and bottom. Center the title in upper case and single space the body of the abstract using 12-point font Times New Roman. In upper case on left state the author’s name(s), credentials, institutional affiliation, address, telephone number and e-mail address. In lower case on left state the chosen theme for the abstract. The abstract should fit on one side of one page in a single Word document.

Abstracts will only be accepted by e-mail to Secretary of the Conference Mariann Bay Abstracts received after the closing date will not be considered. The call for abstracts opens on 16 May 2011 and closes at midnight 15 November 2011. Abstracts will be selected on the basis of merit through blind review and applicants will be informed by 2 January 2012 whether
their proposals have been accepted. One abstract only per single and first author applicant is permitted. Further information about the conference fee and program will be available when registration for the conference opens on 16 January 2012 on the
conference website

Susanne Malchau Dietz, President, The Danish Society of Nursing History

Inger-Marie Børgesen, Curator, The Danish Museum of Nursing, History

Mariann Bay, Conference Secretary

Conference website:


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