Nursing Crossroads: Action, Inaction, and Reaction CALL FOR PAPERS Annual Meeting of CAHN Halifax, NS 21-23 June 2024

The Canadian Association for the History of Nursing invites submissions for its annual
conference. The theme for the 2024 meeting, “Nursing Crossroads”, encourages
contributions that focus on the intersections between nursing history and other
historiographies, including women’s history, education history, the history of labour, and
others. We are also interested in submissions that address how other health care providers
interacted with nursing labour. The organizing committee especially welcomes proposals
that are attentive to the ways in which nurses reacted to a rapidly changing health care
environment, including the measures they took and the obstacles they faced. The
Organizing Committee also welcomes proposals that focus on the full spectrum of
healthcare history, including research that examines front-line caregivers, academics,
administrators, professional leaders, patients, racialized groups, and Indigenous people.
We welcome panel proposals and individual papers which consider a variety of topics
relating to the history of nursing, and which offer new approaches to historical inquiry,
including how we best communicate our findings to the broadest possible community.
Speakers should expect to give a presentation in French or English of no more than 20
minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes of questions and discussion. All participants and
attendees are required to register for the conference and to be a member of CAHN.
Paper proposals should be no more than 300 words, plus a short biographical statement (max.
150 words). Panel proposals should be no more than 500 words and include paper titles for
each contributor, as well as biographical information for the panelists. Limited funding may
be available for students. Proposals must be submitted to the 2024 Organizing Committee
before 1 December 2023 c/o