Florence Nightingale – Beyond the Lady with the Lamp

The next BAVS@Home event will take place on 26 May at 6pm: ‘Florence Nightingale – Beyond the Lady with the Lamp’.

Despite rich scholarship on the history and writings of Florence Nightingale, very little attention has been paid to the influence of the many different concepts and material realities of home on her life and work. Nightingale’s life was spent almost entirely in houses and in institutions that she consciously sought to render more home-like. It is clear from her writings and recorded experiences that homes are physically and figuratively central to her conception of good and ill health.

This talk by Professor Paul Crawford, Dr Anna Greenwood, Dr Richard Bates and Dr Jonathan Memel at the University of Nottingham and Bishop Grosseteste University will present research from ‘Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020’, a three-year, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded project, and related book, Florence Nightingale at Home (Palgrave, 2020), that addresses this theme. Read more about the book here.

The discussion will be chaired by Dr Claudia Capancioni (Bishop Grosseteste University).

This event is part of the BAVS@Home series hosted by the British Association for Victorian Studies. Tickets are free to all BAVS members and just £5 for non-members.

This follows on from the BAVS writing retreat, from 4pm-6pm on the same day:

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