Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) Statement on Conflicts of Interest1

The Society of Dance History Scholars—its Members, Officers, Board of Directors, and Members of Appointive and Elective Committees—agree to avoid conflicts of interest and/or the appearance of conflicts of interest resulting from their affiliation with and activity within the Society. Members shall neither obtain nor appear to obtain special advantages for themselves, their colleagues, affiliated academic, artistic, or publishing institutions, and/or former or current students, as a result of their service to SDHS. All Members promise to disclose in a timely manner any associations or circumstances that might appear to create conflict concerning said service. All deliberations among SDHS Board of Directors and Members of Appointed and Elected Committees, including though not limited to Awards and Conference Committees and the Editorial Board, are strictly confidential, including the identities of applicants, nominators and/or nominees, applications, publications, panel discussions, and voting. The practical implications of this agreement shall not limit the cooperation and collaboration that is necessary for the effective functioning of SDHS.

Rev. October 21, 2012 (after Board deliberation)

1. This statement was adopted by the SDHS Board of Directors on October 21, 2012 and adapted from the Conflicts and Interest Statement of the Middle Eastern Studies Association (

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 2015 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...

  • 2016 SDHS + CORD Joint Conference
    Beyond Authenticity & Appropriation: Bodies, Authorship and Choreographies of Transmission
    Nov 3-6, 2016
    Pomona College, Claremont, CA

  • 2017 CORD + SDHS Joint Conference
    Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance
    October 19-22, 2017
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA
    Call for Proposals will be posted in November 2016
To presenters at the 2015 joint conference with CORD in Athens Greece. Guidelines for submission of conference proceedings may be found here.

SDHS announces this year’s award recipients. Awards will be presented at the SDHS/CORD conference in June.

Dance Chronicle announces Founding Editors’ Awards, honoring Barbara Palfy in 2015. Sponsored by Dance Chronicle and Routledge/Taylor & Francis

Conversations call for contributions: Dancing the African Diaspora. Guest Editors: Takiyah Nur Amin and Thomas F. DeFrantz. Note that the deadline for submissions has again been extended. It is now July 15, 2015.

Updated 8 June: Upcoming events

Updated 15 March: Conference announcements and calls for papers

Updated 23 May: Job postings and opportunities for students

SDHS endorses MLA statement on learning another language

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