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Trent History Professor Featured in BBC Documentary

Dr. Kevin Siena weighs in on the medical history of antibiotics and the post-antibiotic age

If a voice sounded familiar in the recent episode of the BBC’s “When Greeks Flew Kites,” you are correct! Trent University History professor Dr. Kevin Siena joined the host of the history program, Sarah Dunant, to discuss the history of antibiotics and his perspective on the modern dilemma of living in a post-antibiotic age.

Professor Siena’s research focuses on early modern British history, focusing on topics such as medical history, sex and disease, female healers, and enlightenment science. His current project titled, “Rotten Bodies: Class and Contagion in Eighteenth-Century Britain” is an examination of the anxieties about urban poverty and epidemic disease during the 1700s.

The episode is now available for streaming online.

Posted on February 8, 2018