Museum of Health Care 2019 MARF Presentation - A Perpetual Caregiver: Charles Kirk Clarke & the Treatment of Women at Rockwood Asylum, 1885 - 1905.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

On Thursday, October 17th, 2019, the 2019 Margaret Angus Research Fellow (MARF), Victoria Bowen, will present "A Perpetual Caregiver : Charles Kirk Clarke and the Treatment of Women at Rockwood Asylum." A FREE lecture-style presentation as a accumulation of the hard work over the past five months, this is an event not to be missed!

Exploring the treatment of female staff and patients at Rockwood Asylum under the superintendency of Charles Kirk Clarke, a persistent ideology becomes apparent; nineteenth century women were expected to be naturally adept at caring for others, even when in care themselves. discussion both moral treatment and the foundation of the first psychiatric nursing school in Canada, Victoria Bowen analyzes notions of womanhood in the early Ontario Asylum System. 


About the speaker:

Victoria Bowen was awarded the 2019 Margaret Angus Research Fellowship (MARF). Victoria recently finished her undergraduate degree at Queen's University, and will be returning in the fall to begin her Master's in Art History. This summer, Victoria examined the history of Rockwood Asylum in the late nineteenth century, focusing on the impact gender had on the experience of the patients. 

To get a taste of Victoria's research, be sure to check the Museum of Health Care Blog.

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