Michael J. Kramer is a historian, writer, critic, teacher, dramaturg, and editor. He is the author of The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture (Oxford University Press, 2013) and is at work on a multimedia project and book about the folk music revival and technology as well as a set of essays about intellectuals and the counterculture. He teaches history, American studies, civic engagement, and digital humanities at Northwestern University, where he is the co-founder of NUDHL, the Northwestern University Digital Humanities Laboratory. He blogs about digital topics at Issues in Digital History. He has served as dramaturg for The Seldoms Dance Company and is involved with Dancing on the Third Coast: The Chicago Dance History Project. He has written for numerous publications and blogs about art, history, politics, and more at Culture Rover.

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Culture Rover – Promiscuous Cultural Criticism

The Republic of Rock Book Blog

Issues in Digital History

Berkeley Folk Music Festival Project Blog


The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture 

(Oxford University Press, 2013)


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