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Dr. Michael Kramer, Department of History, State University of New York Brockport

"Twentieth Century Music and Digital History"


Michael J. Kramer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the State University of New York (SUNY)'s Brockport campus. He specializes in modern US cultural and intellectual history, transnational history, public and digital history, and cultural criticism. Kramer is the author of The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture (Oxford University Press, 2013) and is currently writing a book about technology and tradition in the US folk music movementHe directs the Berkeley Folk Music Festival Projectan award-winning digital public history exploration of an annual folk music festival that took place at the University of California from 1958 to 1970. He is also currently developing a new online journal, The Carryall: The US Cultural and Intellectual History Occasional and beginning to work on a project about the 1976 US Bicentennial Celebration. Kramer has received fellowships from the Getty Research Institute, the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woody Guthrie Center/BMI Foundation, the Music Library Association, the Society for American Music, and the Southern Folklife Collection at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill’s Wilson Library. He has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Salon, First of the Month, The National Memo, The Point, Theater, Newsday, Clio & the Contemporary, History@Workand the Society for US Intellectual History Book Review. More information about his work can be found at his website, michaeljkramer.net.

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