“Beyond Professionalisation: Towards a History of Practice”, 3rd International Nursing & Midwifery History Conference hosted by The Australian Nursing and Midwifery History Group 25-27 August 2005, University of Melbourne, Australia. Following on from the landmark Edinburgh and Oxford history of nursing conferences, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery History Group is delighted to announce the 3rd International Nursing History Conference. The history of nursing practice is largely unwritten. This Conference will focus on what nurses did, what they knew, and the organisation of practice.

The co-conveners, Professor Sioban Nelson (School of Nursing, University of Melbourne) and Dr Judith Godden (Faculty of Nursing, University of Sydney), welcome papers that examine questions of practice, power, contests over claims to knowledge and skill, the development of new practices, the relationship between nursing and technology, and the history of practices, forms of organisation and objects. Students, scholars and enthusiasts of nursing history, gender and labour history, history of medicine, technology and knowledge development, are all welcome

Abstracts of proposed papers or panel sessions should be no more than 300 words. Place the paper title at the top and at the bottom the author/s name/s and contact details including institutional affiliation or city/town and email address (indicating if you want your email address published with your abstract). Include your contact details and any audiovisual and other special requirements.

The deadline for proposals is 31 December 2004. A draft program will be available in early 2005. Proposals should be sent to the address below. Professor Sioban Nelson C/- Ms Debbie Fleming Debbie Fleming, School of Nursing, University of Melbourne 723 Swanston St. Carlton. Victoria. 3053 Australia. Phone: +61 03 8334 0784 Fax: +61 03 9347 4172 Email: [email protected] Visit the website at http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au/anhp/