Nursing during German Colonialism in Namibia – Talk

Invitation talk nursing German Colonialism Jane Katjavivi Archives Restoration Project ELCRN Namibia

Nursing during German Colonialism in Namibia – Talk

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The Jane Katjavivi Archives Restoration Project in the ELCRN
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Tending to the Sick and Wounded – Nursing during German Colonialism in Namibia

An evening with students and professors from the Department of Health Management,
Ernst-Abbé University of Applied Sciences, Jena, Germany.

Nurses were an integral part of the German colonial enterprise in German South West Africa between the early 1880s and 1915.

Members of the project “Krankenpflege in der Kolonialgeschichte Deutschlands – Nursing in the colonial history of Germany” have, over a number of years, investigated the structures, and conditions of this quintessentially colonial project and the individuals – nurses and doctors – as carriers of this. Members of this research group will present the findings of their research which was conducted in archival holdings in Germany and Namibia.

This is an under-researched aspect of German-Namibian colonial interaction, as nurses and doctors were active participants in the colonial and missionary project.

The event with its focus on health aspects of colonialism would be of interest to students of nursing science, health management and medicine and more generally, for students of colonial history, and of course, the general public.

ELCRN – Friedenskirche: 6 Church St, entrance Konrad St. opposite DHPS. Secure parking.

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