University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jonathan Senchyne

Assistant Professor of Book History and Print Culture in the Information School

Jonathan Senchyne is an Assistant Professor of Book History and Print Culture in the Information School and Director of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also an affiliated faculty member in the Digital Studies and Material Culture Studies programs. He has been a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society and was the Pine Tree Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Future of the Book in a Digital Age at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York,

Senchyne primarily researches and teaches the history of the book and print culture in early and nineteenth-century America, and this work also touches upon American studies, American literary history, critical theory, material culture, digital humanities, and archival theory and practice.

Recent News

“Slave Poet’s Lost Essay On ‘Individual Influence’ Resonates Through Centuries”

 


“In a Lost Essay, a Glimpse of an Elusive Poet and Slave”

 

Recent Talks

“Paper Publics and Material Textual Affiliations,” University Seminar in Material Texts, Columbia University, October 5, 2017.

 

 “Type, Paper, Glass, and Screws: Reading Surfaces and the Materialities of Communication,” Ph.D. Program in English Friday Forum Series, CUNY Graduate Center, November 3, 2017.

Upcoming Talks

“Slavery and the History of the Book in America,” Program in Book History and Print Culture, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. March 1, 2018.

 

“Historicizing Digital Humanities: Bibliography, Data Cultures, and Reading” Advanced Research Collaborative Seminar, CUNY  Graduate Center, March 8, 2018.

 

 

 “Type, Paper, Glass, and Screws: Reading Surfaces and the Materialities of Communication,”: Brown Bag Lunch Talk Series, Bard Graduate Center in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture. March 12, 2018.

 

 

Visiting Faculty Member, “The Book: Material Histories and Digital Futures,” NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers. Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, June 18-July 23, 2018.

“Meantime the colleges, whilst they provide us with libraries, furnish no professor of books ; and I think no chair is so much wanted.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Books."

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