Get Involved

Throughout the year Holding History coordinates a series of events that seek to connect the history of media to the art and craft of bookmaking. Public-facing opportunities for bookish conversation and discovery all events are accessible and offered at no cost to participants. Holding History would not be possible without our dedicated students, faculty organizers, community members, institutional partners, and supporters.


If you are an undergraduate or graduate student at UW-Madison, Holding History offers a chance to work with rare books and archival materials and to learn how to effectively share your ideas and research with a broad public audience.  You’ll also get the chance to learn how books have been put together for centuries through hands-on workshops in papermaking, letterpress printing, and more.  


If you are a scholar, maker, or community member and would like to be involved in Holding History, please send us a note and share a little about yourself and your interests in our program.   

HH Student Experiences