Groningen webinar series on the history of surgery

The Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities and the Centre for Historical Studies are hosting a seminar series on the history of surgery.

All seminars are 16:00-17:00 Dutch time. Online sessions are hosted on Google Meet. Please send an e-mail to James Kennaway ( to receive the link.

20 November 2023

Sally Frampton, University of Oxford, “‘A Cruel and Bloody Operation’: Caesarean Section and Medical Morality in the Nineteenth Century”

23 January 2024

Alanna Skuse, University of Reading, “Under the Knife: Pain and Ambition in Early Modern Surgery”

19 February 2024

Thomas Schlich, McGill University, “Against Human Vivisection’ – Criticism of Surgery in Britain, the US, and Germany, 1880s-1914”

18 March 2024

James Kennaway, University of Groningen, “‘English Flesh bears Operations better than French Flesh: Resilience, Degeneration and Race in Crimean War Surgery”