AAHN Writing and Research Awards



At its 27th annual conference, entitled International Perspectives on Nursing History, held jointly with European Nursing History Group in London, England, the American Association for the History of Nursing awarded its distinguished Lavinia L. Dock Award for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing to Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic for her book  Officer, nurse, woman: The Army Nurse Corp in the Vietnam War, published in 2010 by Johns Hopkins Press.  Dr. Vuic is an assistant professor of history at Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA.

The Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing was awarded to Dr. Julie Fairman and Dr. Patricia D’Antonio for their article “Reimagining nursing’s place in the history of clinical practice,” which was published in the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. Dr. Fairman and Dr. D’Antonio are on the faculty of the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania.

The AAHN’s Teresa E. Christy Award recognizes excellence in historical research and writing done while the researcher was a doctoral student.  This year the award was presented Dr. Winnifred Connerton for her dissertation, “Have cap, will travel: U.S. nurses abroad, 1898-1917.”  Dr. Connerton is a nurse and nurse-midwife who currently holds a joint post-doctoral fellowship with the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research and the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Detailed information regarding all AAHN Awards can be obtained from the web site, http://www.aahn.org.

Published in: on October 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

CFP: Routledge Handbook series on History of Nursing

We have been given to opportunity by Routledge, a prestigious and global publisher to create an edited volume that captures both the state of the art scholarship in new areas of the history of nursing, and that invites readers to consider new understandings of the historical work and worth of nursing in a larger and more global context.

This opportunity comes at a perfect moment as our field has become increasingly important to historians exploring the global circulation of ideas about the care of the sick; about gender and the valuation of care work; about the intersections of lay and professional care; and about the actual practice of care work in different settings and contexts ranging from homes to hospitals to battlefields.

This edited collection would join Routledge’s Handbook… series: books on a range of topics capturing state of the art thinking and scholarship in discrete areas.

We are looking for scholars to participate in this project. The only criterion is that your work be new (not published elsewhere) and that it contain a discussion of its place in the current historiography of your topic. We welcome inquiries from all disciplines that use nursing or nursing care as a vehicle for exploring larger historical issues.
To propose a chapter idea, please email Julie Fairman and Patricia D’Antonio, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania (Fairman@nursing.upenn.edu) who will co-edit this volume.

Published in: on October 6, 2010 at 1:20 pm  Leave a Comment  

Susan Reverby on human STD studies in Guatemala

Dear WHOMers,

Our colleague, Susan Reverby, is very prominently in the news today with revelations about the Guatemala STD studies.  See, for example, this item in USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-10-04-STD04_ST_N.htm

Congratulations and kudos to Susan for bringing this shocking 1940s study to light and prompting a Presidential apology to the citizens of Guatemala.

Monica Green
Professor of History
4th floor, Coor Hall
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ  85287-4302

Published in: on October 4, 2010 at 6:36 pm  Leave a Comment