Momentum Fund: An Exciting Opportunity to Quantify Your Support of SDHS

The Society of Dance History Scholars is pleased to continue accepting contributions to the Momentum Fund, designed to promote the mission of SDHS to advance the field of dance studies. Begun by an outstanding $10,000 challenge grant offered by previous SDHS president Susan Manning, and seeded by monies from the Selma Jeanne Cohen bequest, this board-directed fund allows flexibility as we navigate the complex waters of non-profit intellectual labor in 2012 and beyond.

All contributions are tax-deductible to the maximum allowable by U.S. law as a 501(c)3 organization.

To contribute to the Momentum Fund send a check or money order made out to Society of Dance History Scholars with “Momentum Fund” in the memo line and send to:

Ali Kimbrell
Office of the Society of Dance History Scholars
3416 Primm Lane
Birmingham, AL 35216

Supporters (donations up to $500) as of November 11, 2011
Nadra Assaf
Gigi Bennahum
Chrystelle T. Bond
Carrie Gaiser Casey
Susan C. Cook
Barbara Dickinson
Sherril Dodds
Samuel N Dorf
Colleen Dunagan
Peter Durham
Karen S. Eliot
Iris Fanger
Kathleen Fraser
Nadine George-Graves
Jens Richard Giersdorf
Claudia S. Gitelman
Anita Gonzalez
Lena Hammergren
Judith Brin Ingber
Rebecca Katz Harwood
Hannah Kosstrin
Anthea Kraut
Allana Lindgren
Judith Milhous
Carol-Lynne Moore
Barbara Palfy
Ken Pierce
Naima Prevots
Patricia W. Rader
Janice Ross
Karen Silen
Debra H. Sowell
Rose Anne Thom
Lester Tome
Linda J. Tomko
Sharry Traver Underwood
Susan L Wiesner
Emily Winerock

Sponsors (donations up to $2,000)
Mary Bueno
Lena Hammergren
Diane Wilsey
Lynn Garafola
Jim Tuller

Benefactors (donations in excess of $2,000)
Ginnine Cocuzza
Susan Manning
Hellman Family Foundation

SDHS publications

Studies in Dance History SDHS’s monograph series, published by University of Wisconsin Press, answers a growing demand for works that provide fresh analytical perspectives on dancing, dancers, and dances in a global context. Read more...

[cover of 2012 Conversations] Issued yearly in early spring generally, Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies reflects the dynamic and diverse membership of SDHS. We seek to bring you themes and debates current in the field of dance studies and the profession, alongside news from the international community of scholars in dance and related disciplines. Read more...


Conference 2014: Writing Dancing/Dancing Writing
A Joint Conference of The Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) and The Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
13–16 November 2014
Hosted by the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa

Conference 2015 will be held in Athens, Greece. Dates and other details will be available later this Spring.


The SDHS Board of Directors election takes place during the final two weeks of February. All SDHS members may vote. Please log in and then click here to view candidates’ biographies. Ballots will be available beginning on Feb. 15.

SDHS announces the November 2013 awards, including de la Torre Bueno Prize® Special Citations.

Proceedings of the 2013 joint NOFOD/SDHS conference are now available.

Proceedings of the Special Topics Conference 2013: “Sacre Celebration: Revisiting, Reflecting, Revisioning” are now available.

Call for proposals for contributions to Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies: Network of Pointes (Guest Editors: Drs. Kathrina Farrugia and Jill Nunes Jensen). Note that the deadline has been extended to May 15, 2014.

Updated 3 April: Conference announcements and calls for papers

Updated 3 April: Job postings and opportunities for students

Updated 24 February: News and announcements from SDHS members: “The American Society for Theatre Research is now seeking nominations for the Biennial Sally Banes Publication Prize....”

SDHS endorses MLA statement on learning another language

Connect to through this link and a percentage of your purchase will help fund graduate student travel to SDHS conferences.