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Fireside Chat: Eighteenth-Century Seeds & the Case for Greening Book History (Maria Zytaruk)

Maria Zytaruk is Associate Professor of English at the University of Calgary. She is the Principal Investigator of the Canadian Research Council-funded project, “Seeds for Tomorrow: A Material History of Eighteenth-Century Seed Exchange and Seed Collections.” Her articles on material culture and book history have appeared in such journals as Victorian Studies, Studies in Romanticism, Museum History Journal, and the Journal of British Studies. In 2019, she curated the exhibition, “Nature on the Page: The Print and Manuscript Culture of Victorian Natural History,” for the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto and is author of the catalogue by the same name. Dr. Zytaruk was a research fellow at the Library Company in 2003 and 2015.

This chat originally aired at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 17, 2020.

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