In our role as cultural presenters, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center offers a variety of events that are open to the public and the Boston University community. Many event speakers come from our diverse holdings; past speakers have come from the fields of journalism, theater, politics, opera, dance and literature.
Nightingale 2020-2021: An Online Symposium Commemorating the Bicentennial of Florence Nightingale's Birth
Nursing historians and scholars will present historical and contemporary perspectives of Florence Nightingale's influence on the evolution of the nursing profession.
Sponsored by the Nursing Archives Associates, History of Nursing Archives, Howard Gotlieb Archival Center, Boston University Libraries and Presented by the Boston University School of Public Health.
This symposium focuses on the far-reaching influence of Florence Nightingale as the founder of modern nursing and healthcare reformer. Presentations will describe Nightingale's personal experiences as she received inspiration and a "call to care for the ill," her role in "district nursing" (forerunner of community health nursing), and Nightingale's principles guiding nursing care of the military in the Crimea and how they inform modern combat trauma nursing practice. Nightingale's influence on nursing theory, education for the practice of nursing and how her foundation pertains to nurses and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be presented.