Call for Papers
Saturday, 21 November 2015
University of Worcester, City Campus, Castle Street, Worcester, WR1 3AS.
The Conference is organised by: The Women‟s History Network, Midlands Region
The University of Worcester‟s annual Women‟s History Conference seeks papers for next year‟s event under the heading of „The First World War: Nursing‟.
Edith Cavell was executed by a firing squad in Brussels on 12 October 1915 and as part of our ongoing participation in events to mark the centenary of the First World War, the centenary of Cavell‟s death seemed to provide an important reminder of the contribution made by nurses to that conflict. As a result we are calling for papers on any topic related to the role of nurses in the First World War. As always we encourage contributions that reflect the global nature of this war and the wide variety of women who provided care for those suffering the devastating results of mechanised warfare.
The keynote address entitled ‘Nursing: An International Profession in a World Conflict’will be delivered by Professor of Nursing History, Christine E. Hallett, The University of Manchester.
Send an abstract of 300 words to Dr Wendy Toon firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 July 2015.