Presentation by Jolien Gijbels “Medical concepts of pain: the role of physicians’ faith in the negotiations over anesthesia during childbirth (Belgium, 1840-1914)” at the EAHMH Conference: sense and nonsense, Birmingham, 29 August 2019.

Presentation by Jolien Gijbels “Catholic standards of behavior: knowledge production in the field of medical ethics (Belgium, 1880-1914)” at the 8th Gewina conference for Historians of Science, Zeist, 21 June 2019.

Invited talk by Jolien Gijbels “Négociations idéologiques: la césarienne sur les femmes en vie et la césarienne post mortem en Belgique (1840-1914)” at the EHESS seminary Regards croisés sur la petite enfance, Paris, 18 January 2019.

Presentation by Joffrey Liénart, Cécile Vanderpelen, Michèle Goyens, Kaat Wils, Joris Vandendriessche, Jolien Gijbels and Frédéric Lemmers on the methodological challenges of digitization and text mining at the conference Histoire, langues et textométrie, Paris, 17 January 2019.


Presentation by Jolien Gijbels “The lesser of two evils? Abortion and craniotomy in and beyond nineteenth-century Belgium (1840-1914)” at the conference Abortion in the British Isles, France and North America since 1800, Paris, 6 November 2018.

Presentation by Jolien Gijbels “Physicians’ religious beliefs: the Belgian medical debate about the caesarean section (1840-1914)” during the workshop Young Researchers Days in Logic, Philosophy and History of Science, Brussels, 20 September 2018.

Kaat Wils, Jolien Gijbels, Michèle Goyens, Dirk Speelman, Joris Vandendriessche, Cécile Vanderpelen, Joffrey Liénart and Frédéric Lemmers participated in a session on the methodological challenges of digitization and text mining: Digitization and digital analysis of 19th-century medical journals: methodological challenges, Amsterdam, 8 June 2018.

Kaat Wils, Joris Vandendriessche, Jolien Gijbels and Joffrey Liénart participated in a session on the debate culture in medical journals, Journée de l’Histoire Contemporaine / Dag van de Nieuwste Geschiedenis, Leuven, 25 may 2018.

Presentation by Joffrey Liénart “Digitizing medical journals: the connecting role of research infrastructure in IMPRESS” at the ECHIC conference, Leuven, 6 April 2018.

Presentation by Jolien Gijbels “Life before death: fetuses in Belgium (1850-1914)” at the ESSHC conference, Belfast, 6 April 2018.


Presentation by Jolien Gijbels “Leve de foetus: medische debatten over de keizersnede in België (1850-1914)” during a gathering of the Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse Maatschappij voor Taal-en Letterkunde en Geschiedenis, Ghent, 21 October 2017.

Project presentation by Kaat Wils at the conference Digital approaches towards serial publications (18th-20th centuries), Brussels, 12 September 2017.