UKAHN Colloquium 2017

The 20th UK Association for the History of Nursing, Research Colloquium was held on 28th June 2017 at the University of Huddersfield. We would particularly like to thank the Centre for Health Histories, School of Music Humanities and Media for their warm support and generous funding, which enabled us to offer bursaries to PHD students who were presenting. Lunch was in the award winning Heritage Quay Archive!


Keynote: ‘Instant expert: just add collections’: Teresa Doherty, Library and Archive Manager, Royal College of Nursing

Male Mental Nurses, Conscientious Objectors and the York Retreat during World War 1 (1914-1918): Peter Nolan, Professor of Mental Health Nursing (Emeritus) Staffordshire University

 “Sister you’re hurtin’ me”: Pain and Affect in the writings of the Nurses of the First World War: Samraghni Bonnerjee, PhD student, School of English, University of Sheffield

The French Flag Nursing Corps: Peter Jones, Senior Lecturer, London South Bank University

“It turned us yellow all over” Health care provision for munitions workers during the First World War: Claire Chatterton, Staff Tutor, The Open University

Chelsea, Pimlico and Belgravia District Nursing Association 1930-1939: A Case Study: Julie Bliss, Senior Lecturer, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London

A Sympathetic Spirit, Patience, Perseverance, Forbearance, Tact and Truthfulness, – the essence of mental nursing in 1930s colonial India: Michael Young, PhD student, University of Huddersfield

Healing Through Kindness: Nurses and the Nurse Training School at the Royal Masonic Hospital: Susan A Snell, Archivist and Records Manager, Library and Museum of Freemasonry

‘He is playing into the hands of the enemy’: Henry Burdett’s campaign against the Royal British Nurses Association, 1888-1890: Sue Hawkins, Kingston University

“Were they to have petticoat government in the hospital?” The reform of nursing in nineteenth-century Lincoln: Stuart Wildman, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Birmingham