Category: Blogging

The Historical is Personal: 5th Anniversary Reflections

In honor of Nursing Clio’s 5-year-anniversary, I planned to write an essay about our origin story. It is a fascinating tale — I started the blog as a final project in a grad seminar on public scholarship — but ultimately, I decided it’s not what I want to write about. I would rather celebrate our… Read more →

Best of 2016

Let’s face it, 2016 was a dumpster fire and we’re glad to see it die a fiery death. But in between the political cataclysms, celebrity deaths, and general terribleness, there were moments in 2016 that gave us life. Nursing Clio presents its second annual Best Of list. Favorite Book Laura Ansley: I read a lot… Read more →

Nursing Clio’s Best of 2015!

With acknowledgments to our friends at Tropics of Meta who thought of the idea first, here are Nursing Clio’s “best of” the year. Favorite Book Lauren MacIvor Thompson I got nothin’. #dissertationproblems Lara Freidenfelds Shaping Our Selves: On Technology, Flourishing, and a Habit of Thinking, by Erik Parens. Parens is wise, humble, insightful, and pleasingly… Read more →

Farewell 2015, We’re on Vacation until the New Year

Nursing Clio will be on break until January to work on some new and exciting plans for 2016 — and get some rest. It’s been a big year for us here at Nursing Clio. We relaunched back in May with a shiny new website and renewed mission to bring you stories linking the past and… Read more →

Welcome to the new Nursing Clio!

The editors and writers of Nursing Clio are celebrating our 3-year anniversary with a new design and a fresh approach to the history of gender, health, and medicine. We have spent the last few months retooling and reimagining the blog, and we hope you are as excited about the new changes as we are! First,… Read more →

Nursing Clio is under Construction: UPDATE!

Hello Nursing Clio readers. Big things are happening! Our official relaunch date is set for Friday, May 29th and we could not be more excited about the interesting, fun, and thought-provoking content we have on tap. One important technical note: Nursing Clio will be closed for maintenance periodically between May 24 and our launch date in order for our… Read more →

Pardon Our Dust: Nursing Clio is Under Construction

Dear Readers, Can you believe Nursing Clio will be celebrating its third birthday this year? It seems like just yesterday we came bouncing into the world full of promise and potential. Like many toddler blogs out there, however, we are currently experiencing some growing pains and we’ve realized that it’s time for us to move into a bigger… Read more →

Write for Nursing Clio!

The editors of Nursing Clio (www.nursingclio.org) welcome applications for new regular and guest bloggers for the site. The editors are especially looking for authors who write about the experiences of women of color and non-US topics. Interested authors should submit original essays of 800-1,500 words that include relevant hyperlinks as well as the author’s bio line, limited endnotes, and a list of further reading. Submissions should be accompanied by the author’s curriculum vitae or resume. Essays should be submitted as word documents (.doc or .docx), and authors should format according to the Nursing Clio Style Guide available on our website. All essays submitted to Nursing Clio are subjected to an open peer review process for content, style, and format. Authors should be sure that their essay is written in a voice suitable for blog publication and reflect the mission of Nursing Clio. Our editorial team welcomes essays based on a broad range of subjects and experiences, including original research, book reviews, memoirs, “Adventures in the Archives,” and other reflections. Submissions or inquiries should be sent to the editorial team at nursingclio@gmail.com

Doing History in Public

If you’ve been following Nursing Clio this past week you know by now that we’re celebrating our one-year anniversary. As of this post, it’s been just over a year since we went live and we’re thrilled by the ways we’ve grown in that time. I’m honored to have been one of the co-founders and still… Read more →

One Year of Making the Personal Historical

By Carrie Adkins

In 2009, the historian Jill Lepore told an interviewer that “as an obsessive reader of newspapers and watcher of news,” she was struck by “how impoverished our historical perspective is on most contemporary problems.” She was absolutely right. In 2012, as we, the co-founders of Nursing Clio, began to conceptualize our project, the news was making me want to lose my mind. Every day, I watched as Republicans proposed – and sometimes passed – new bills that limited access to safe and affordable abortion. And, to my horror, they didn’t stop there but instead started attacking contraception as well. Lawmakers worked to eliminate insurance coverage for birth control; Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a “slut” because she opposed those measures; and the presidential candidate Rick Santorum went so far as to state that contraception itself was “not okay.” Watching these developments, I went from bemused to angry to downright scared. We were supposed to be living in the twenty-first century! What on earth was happening here?