Department of History

Florence Nightingale and the Crimean War revisited

Online (Microsoft Teams)
Monday 5th July 2021 (17:30-19:00)
Please email Richard Bates for further information. 
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Illustration of Florence Nightingale at the bedside

A talk and discussion in conjunction with the British Library.

In 1854, Florence Nightingale’s nursing mission to the Crimean War catapulted her to the status of a major celebrity, catching the public imagination and generating interest in nursing and military medicine.

This event brings together academic historians and literature specialists with archivists from the British Library to re-examine the Crimean War and its legacy.


  • Alex Hailey, archivist and curator, British Library - on the British Library’s extensive collections relating to Nightingale and the Crimean War
  • Professor Holly Furneaux (Cardiff University) - on ‘Treating the Enemy’ - cross-lines medical treatment during the war
  • Dr Jonathan Memel (Bishop Grosseteste University) & Dr Richard Bates (University of Nottingham) - on Nightingale and her relationship to the ‘home front’ in the Crimean War.

This event follows the interdisciplinary research project, Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020, which will be completed in August 2021.

Book your free place via Eventbrite here

Please note the event was originally scheduled for 1 July but has been moved to 5 July.


Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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