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07/13/2021 - 07/13/2021 | Essen

On Call: The Labour of African American Nurses during the 1918 Flu

Virtual lecture by Edna Bonhomme in the "Carte Blanche III" series

The impact of the 1918-19 influenza pandemic was devastating for all, however factors such as gender, class, race and geographical differences even exacerbated the suffering.

In order to understand how this pandemic impacted different community, historian and writer Edna Bonhomme will explore how Black women’s labour in nursing—which was limited by racial segregation—can provide more insight into the pandemic within the context of racial segregation, wartime activities, and medical treatment in confined or more compact spaces. African American nurses were often on call, but, due to the legacies of exclusion and discrimination in medicine; the expertise of these medical professionals was not always granted their full potential. Nevertheless, the work shows how their labour was rooted in care.

SPEAKER
Edna Bonhomme, historian and writer. Currently Research Fellow at the Munich Centre for Global History at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

MODERATOR
Volker Heins, KWI Senior Fellow

COORDINATORS
Julika Griem, KWI Director
Sabine Voßkamp, KWI Research Management

Information on participating / attending:
Participation online via ZOOM. Please register via emily.beyer@kwi-nrw.de until July 12th, 2021.

Date:

07/13/2021 18:00 - 07/13/2021 19:00

Registration deadline:

07/12/2021

Event venue:

Goethestr. 31
45128 Essen
Nordrhein-Westfalen
Germany

Target group:

Scientists and scholars, all interested persons

Email address:

Relevance:

international

Subject areas:

Cultural sciences, History / archaeology, Philosophy / ethics, Social studies

Types of events:

Presentation / colloquium / lecture

Entry:

04/20/2021

Sender/author:

Miriam Wienhold

Department:

Pressestelle

Event is free:

yes

Language of the text:

English

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event68497


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