Nightingale Comes Home: An Interdisciplinary Investigation
This AHRC-funded research project will produce a more complex historical and literary understanding of Florence Nightingale by mapping her family and home connections to Derbyshire, and analysing how her regional experiences impacted her career, attitudes, and writings.
A joint venture between the School of Health Sciences and the Department of History, the project also investigates what Nightingale's life and work reveals about the health history and cultural life of the Victorian Midlands. It is timed to coincide with national celebrations of Nightingale's bicentenary in 2020.
Click the links to the left or below to explore more about our work - and gain unprecedented virtual access to Nightingale's Derbyshire home by following our panoramic tour of Lea Hurst.
Our book, Florence Nightingale at Home, is published by Palgrave Macmillan in November 2020.
Our exhibition, at the Lakeside Arts centre, runs from 29 October 2020 to 25 April 2021. Book your ticket on the Lakeside Arts website.
In May 2020, in honour of Nightingale's bicentenary, we launched an online exhibition and series of talks and articles.
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Click here to download Nightingale-themed driving and walking tours of the area around Lea Hurst.
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This project is supported by AHRC grant no. AH/R00014X/1