Michael J. Kramer teaches courses in history, American studies, digital humanities, and civic engagement at Northwestern University and writes about culture, the arts, politics, and history for a variety of publications.
The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture
(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.
-a podcast of musical trade routes and buried treasures (coming soon).
The Berkeley Folk Music Festival and the Digital Study of Vernacular Music
-an online, interactive learning environment for the study of vernacular music.
-a coffeetable book, with photographs, recordings, interviews, and more.
Way Out West: The Folk Music Revival on the West Coast
-a monograph that rethinks the American folk music revival from the perspective of the left coast.
The 1976 Bicentennial and the Redeclaration of America
-a monograph and digital humanities project about an understudied national moment in the 1970s.
Paul Goodman: An Intellectual Biography
-the life and ideas of the mid-twentieth-century intellectual, with an emphasis on the artistic and political dimensions of his anarchist sensibilities.
Anarchism in American Culture
-a multi-author study of the role of anarchist political theory among writers and thinkers in America such as Emma Goldman, Lucy Parsons, Ben Fletcher, Paul Goodman, Grace Paley, Kenneth Rexroth, and cyberpunks.
The Vernacular: An Informal History
-what is the vernacular? This study examines efforts to understand ordinary life and the spaces of existence so commonplace that we often forget their significance.
Arts Criticism in America: A Review
-a history of the development of arts criticism and writing in the United States.
Articulations: Performing Arts Print Programs in the Digital Age
-a multidisciplinary collaborative public humanities project about new possibilities for the playbill and performing arts print program in relation to digital technologies and platforms. -currently working with the dance troupe The Seldoms on a digital archive and print dimension both to document and complement their issue-based piece "Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead," which focuses on the volatile debates surrounding climate change.