mercredi 20 avril 2016

Les infirmières de la Grande Guerre

First World War Nursing Study Day: Other Fronts, Other Spaces


Wellcome Collectio
Burroughs Room 183 Euston Road,
London NW1 2BE, United Kingdom -

This one-day workshop will include talks from leading international experts on First World War nursing, an opportunity to ask questions and share findings from local projects featuring nurses, and an illustrated talk by Dick Robinson about the diaries of Edie Appleton, First World War nurse. Includes lunch and refreshments. Anybody interested in First World War nursing, or who would like to find out more, is welcome to attend. Attendance is free but you need to register here. 

10-10.15 Registration and Welcome

Panel 1: 10.15-11.45 Other Fronts, Other Spaces 

Margaret R. Higonnet, University of Connecticut, ‘Other fronts and German nurses' conflicts’

Alison Fell, University of Leeds ‘Crossing borders: national variations in images of First World War Nurses’

Christine Hallett, University of Manchester and Alison Kay, National Railway Museum, ‘The high roads of the war’: Nurses’ work on ambulance trains in the First World War (1914-1918)'

11.45-12 Refreshments

Panel 2: 12-1 First World War Nurses from India and Canada 

Sue Hawkins, Kingston University, 'The Indian Princess and the Lady Racer: First World War stories from the VAD archive'

Andrea McKenzie, York University, Toronto, Canada ‘Photographs and Memories: Canadian First World War Nurses’ Visual Narratives’

1-2 Lunch

Panel 3: 2-3 Literary representations of First World War nursing 

Carol Acton, University of Waterloo, Canada ‘’Obsessed by the obscenity of war’: Emotional and physical wounds in Mary Borden’s poetry and Lesley Smith’s Four Years out of Life’.

Alice Kelly, University of Oxford ‘Commemorative Gestures: Nurses Writing Death in the Great War’

3-3.15 Refreshments

3.15-4 Showcasing of other First World War Nursing projects/Q & A on First World War Nursing 

4-5 Dick Robinson, ‘Sister Edith Appleton – Front Line nurse and diarist in the Great War’

Edith Appleton served in Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNSR) throughout the First World War. Often near the Front in Northern France, she wrote an amazing daily journal. Her website is at and “A Nurse at the Front – The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton” was published by the Imperial War Museum with Simon & Schuster in March 2012. The presentation, by Edie’s great nephew, Dick Robinson, tells her story with extracts from the diaries read by Dick’s wife, Lisa, and is fully illustrated. Copies of the book will be available at a discounted price.

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