Shelf Life, from the Newberry Library
About This Show
Shelf Life is a podcast from the Newberry Library about the humanities--and the humans behind them. Each episode features a new conversation with librarians, curators, and researchers about anything from the history of fake news to the secret lives of famous American authors.
Most Recent Episode
Let's Talk about Plant Sex
In the 18th century, botany was a contested space: on the one hand, an acceptable discipline for women to engage with; on the other, a treacherous field of study beset by (gasp!) the perils of intellectual rigor and plants' sexual reproduction. We speak with Katie Sagal, a research fellow at the Newberry, about how women authors and scientists navigated the botanical terms of engagement to expand their roles in scientific and literary communities.
(Intro music: "Two Types of Awakenings" by Nheap)
Episodes of This Show
Dec 20, 2017