Welcome to the UK Association for the History of Nursing (UKAHN)

The Association is autonomous and self-governing, and a constituent member of the European Association for the History of Nursing (EAHN). The membership comprises individuals who are historians of nursing.

As well as information about the association you fill find other resources on the site to help researchers and others, interested in the history of nursing.


We are very pleased to announce our call for papers for the 23rd UK Association for the History of Nursing Research Colloquium, Tuesday 29th June 2021, at the Friends Meeting House, Chichester, UK: 9.30am – 5pm.

We hope that this will be a celebration of a post-Covid time, or at least a Covid -secure one. But if not, we will find a virtual alternative.

Three events for Black History Month look look out for:

Two new films from Kirklees Local Television: Throughout 2020, attention has been drawn to the significant frontline contribution of BAME medical, health, and support workers during the pandemic.

Huddersfield’s NHS: The Caribbean Connection 16 October 2020, 18.00-1900
https://youtu.be/i_UJkx9ojqI Covid-19 has also had a disproportionate impact upon the UK’s BAME communities. This new documentary, produced in collaboration with the University of Huddersfield, offers a longer, local perspective. It considers how, over the past 72 years, the recruitment of people of African Caribbean heritage has supported and strengthened the local development of the NHS. It also highlights how those people brought a new awareness of specific health-related issues and contributed to the NHS’s evolution into a more inclusive health care system for all. The live screening will be followed by a video-link opportunity to talk about issues raised by the new production.

Also : Windrush Untold Stories, 23rd October 18.00-19.00  https://youtu.be/0SlBcFxzHqw

And ..to end the month from the RCN: Nursing Whilst Black: Is History Still With Us? Friday 30 October, 5-6pm. Online event, book here: https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/events/nursing-whilst-black-301020

PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES FOR NURSING HISTORY RESEARCH: Our latest blog outlines an exciting call for contributions for the UKAHN Bulletin and EAHN Journals. Completed research, work in progress, biographies and book reviews are all welcome. Deadline for research papers and work in progress is 30th October!