The 5th Agnes Dillon Randolph International Nursing History Conference, hosted by the UVA Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, will be held virtually on Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19, 2022.

Registration is free.

Tune in at 1 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Friday, March 18, for the keynote address by historian Deirdre Cooper Owens, PhD, on "Black Patients as Healers and the Double Bind in Medical Racism." Dr. Cooper Owens received the 2022 Agnes Dillon Randolph Award from the Bjoring Center for her outstanding scholarship documenting the experiences of Black enslaved women as nurses, surgical assistants, and healers. She is the author of Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology, which won the 2018 Darlene Clark Hine Book Award from the Organization of American Historians as the best book written in African American women’s and gender history.

Any questions please contact Maura Singleton, Center Manager, Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry at [email protected].