University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jonathan Senchyne

Assistant Professor; Director of the Center of the History of Print and Digital Culture

(608) 263-2900

4255 Helen C. White Hall
600 N Park St, Madison, WI 53706


Ph.D. English, Cornell University, 2012.

Areas of Interest:

History of the Book and Print Culture, American Literature and Culture before 1900, Archival and Special Collections Research, Digital Humanities, Material Culture, American Studies

Classes taught:

LIS 650: History of Books and Print Culture
LIS 350: History and Future of Books
LIS 601: Information Perspectives and Contexts
LIS 861: Information Architecture

Recent Publications:

“Rags Make Paper, Paper Makes Money: Material Texts and the Creation of Capital” Technology and Culture 58.2 (April 2017) 545-555.
“Paper Nationalism: Material Textuality and Communal Affiliation in Early America” Book History 19 (2016) 66-85.
“Between Knowledge and Metaknowledge: Shifting Disciplinary Borders in Digital Humanities and Library and Information Studies” Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016, Eds. Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016) 368-376.
“Bottles of Ink and Reams of Paper: Clotel, Racialization, and the Material Culture of Print” Early African American Print Culture, Eds. Lara L. Cohen and Jordan A. Stein (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012), 140-158.