Icons, Trailblazers, and Symbols of Virtue: Nurses in Public Memory

Congress 2019 @ UBC

Date: 03 Jun 2019

Presented by: Jill Campbell-Miller, Carleton University; Sioban Nelson, University of Toronto, Sarah Glassford, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick; Andrea McKenzie, York University; and Peter Twohig, St. Mary's University

Room: Room SWNG 222, West Mall Swing Space Bldg, 2175 West Mall, UBC Vancouver

Time: 1:30-3pm
Map: Wayfinding

Community Pass

Although this event is complimentary, members of the public are required to register their attendance and obtain a Community Pass, using one of the following methods:

  • Starting May 27, 2019: to register email congress@ideas-idees.ca
  • To register on site at Congress, go to the Registration Desk in the Congress Hub located in the Nest's Great Hall to register and receive a Community Pass.

For more info: www.congress2019.ca/general-public

This roundtable centers on the commemoration of nurses in public memory across a number of contexts. By critically examining representations of nurses as icons, trailblazers, war heroes, and symbols of virtue, discussants will unpack the power and meaning of the commemoration of nursing, and, more broadly, women’s caring work. In the context of current public debates on the nature – and political correctness – of historical plaques, monuments, and statues, and the broader symbolism of assigning place names, this roundtable explores the multiple uses of commemoration in and of nursing and health-related caring work.

Brief presentations by five historians of medicine and nursing (Jill Campbell-Miller, Carleton University; Sioban Nelson, University of Toronto, Sarah Glassford, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick; Andrea McKenzie, York University; and Peter Twohig, St. Mary's University) will be followed by discussion with the audience.

Learn more: www.congress2019.ca/calendar/1254