Digital History Directory

The field of digital history is growing as scholars begin to work with digital technologies to present their work, reach audiences, and test theories. The field is broad, including historians from a wide array of subfields and areas of study. Our goal here is to allow scholars to get in contact with each other and learn of new work and projects. Browse the directory or search by last name, institution, or field.

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Michael Kramer

Northwestern University

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Research Areas

U.S.; Social; Cultural and Intellectual; Twentieth Century; Urban; United States Cultural and Intellectual History; American Studies; Cultural Studies; Popular Music and Culture; Digital History; Transnational History; Citizenship Studies


Michael J. Kramer (Ph.D. University of North Carolina, 2006) is a lecturer in History and American Studies. He specializes in twentieth-century United States cultural and intellectual history, and has taught at Loyola University, Lake Forest College, and George Mason University, where he was the 2006-2007 J.N.G. Finley Postdoctoral Fellow in History and Art History. His current project, The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture, San Francisco-Vietnam, 1965-1975 (forthcoming, Oxford University Press), examines how rock music generated countercultural engagements with citizenship and public life in two crucial locales, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Vietnam War zone. Future research continues his focus on the intersection of the arts, citizenship, and public life: a biography of the writer and social critic Paul Goodman, a cultural history of the 1976 American bicentennial celebration, and a study of the history of arts criticism in the United States. He is also interested in digital history; as part of a book project about the Berkeley Folk Music Festival, he is working with students, librarians, and technologists to develop an interactive, multi-authored, multimodal platform for the archival study of American vernacular music. Professor Kramer maintains a blog about digital history at and a blog of cultural criticism at

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