Holding History is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to mentoring the next generation of public scholars, thinkers, and writers. Exemplifying the Wisconsin Idea in action, Holding History teaches students and community members about the history of media, furthers research through work with Special Collections and student curation of rare books, performs outreach by providing unique educational opportunities, and serves the broader public by extending access to community resources.
This mentorship-driven program includes working with guest teachers in maker workshops related to the book arts (letterpress printing, papermaking, etc), with Sarah Marty on presentation skills and coordinating outreach programs, and with Professor Joshua Calhoun on working in the archives (rare books, illustrations, artwork, maps, and more). This 360 approach culminates each semester with a free community event in Special Collections, bringing together an inter-generational audience from ages 8-80.
Learn more about Holding History on their website at holdinghistory.org.