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Florence Nightingale at Home wins People's Book Prize

Book cover showing a watercolour painting of a lady in historic dress sat in front of a large curtain-framed window. The title (Florence Nightingale at Home) is written across the top with the collaborators' names beneath.

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Recent research output leads to public recognition for History Department staff

Florence Nightingale at Home (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) has just won the People’s Book Prize for Best Achievement in the non-fiction category. This is a national prize ‘given each year to the author whose book advances the human condition, benefitting their community or the world at large in someway’.

Read more about the People's Book Prize winner announcement on their website. 

This book was a major output from the Nightingale Comes Home for 2020 AHRC standard grant  Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020: an Historico-Literary Analysis of her Family Life’, (January 2018-30 September 2021).  Florence Nightingale at Home proposes a new understanding of Florence Nightingale’s experiences of domestic life and how ideas of home influenced her writings and pioneering work. It is the culination of a collaboration between Anna Greenwood and Richard Bates (both from our Department of History), alongside Paul Crawford (Health Sciences, UoN) and Jonathan Memel (Bishops Grosseteste University in Lincoln). 

The award demonstrates the value of intersectional collaboration and the high quality of outputs from the University of Nottingham, highlighting the real impact that research can make in wider society. 

Watch the winners talk about their book here:

Posted on Monday 16th May 2022

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