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Jonathan Senchyne

Jonathan Senchyne

Expert on the history of books, print, and paper in the United States, the materiality of communication.

Assistant professor, Library and Information Studies; Assoc. Director, Center for the History of Print & Digital Culture College of Letters and Science Work: 608-263-2900 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @jsench


  • Books, print, paper, and digital media. Paper books and e-books.
  • American literature and culture before 1900. Colonial through nineteenth century.
  • Uses of print and digital media by and for diverse populations including women, African Americans, and Native Americans.
  • Archives and archival research.


  • Associate Director, UW-Madison Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow
  • Fellow in Historic American Visual Culture, American Antiquarian Society