Michael J. Kramer teaches history, American studies, civic engagement, and digital humanities at Northwestern University. He is the author of The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture (Oxford University Press, 2013) and writes about culture, the arts, politics, and history for a variety of scholarly and popular publications, including his own blogs Culture Rover and Issues in Digital History. He is the cofounder of the Northwestern University Digital Humanities Laboratory and is currently at work on a digital history and book project about technology and culture in the US folk music revival of the 1960s; its central focus is the Berkeley Folk Music Festival (1958-1970). He is the dramaturg for The Seldoms Contemporary Dance Company and beginning in the fall of 2014 he will direct the Chicago Dance History Project, a large-scale, multimodal oral history and archival effort to document, make accessible, and analyze the history of dance in Chicago.
(Oxford University Press, April 2013).
-promiscuous cultural criticism.
The Republic of Rock Book Blog
-thoughts on rock music, the 1960s, and related topics.
Issues in Digital History
-thoughts on digital history and the digital humanities.