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Michael J. Kramer works at the interdisciplinary intersection of historical scholarship, the arts, and cultural criticism. He is the author of The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture (Oxford University Press, 2013; paperback, 2017). His new historical research explores the relationship between technology and tradition in the US folk music revival from the early twentieth century to the present. He teaches at Northwestern University, where he co-directs NUDHL, the Northwestern University Digital Humanities Laboratory. He also works as a dramaturg and editor. He writes about history, the arts, politics, digital humanities, and other topics for numerous publications and blogs at michaeljkramer.net.

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Blogs

Culture Rover – Promiscuous cultural criticism

The Republic of Rock Book Blog – Expansions of The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture (Oxford University Press, 2013; paperback, 2017)

Issues in Digital History – Researching, teaching, and thinking about digital history

Berkeley Folk Music Festival Project Blog – Notes on a multimedia history of the Berkeley Folk Music Festival, the book-in-progress This Machine Kills Fascists: Technology and Tradition in the US Folk Music Revival, and related topics

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The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture (Oxford University Press, 2013; paperback, 2017)

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Teaching

Courses, teaching philosophy

Consulting Services

Digital humanities & digital history; editorial services; artistic development & dramaturgy

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