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 2014 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...


SDHS Special Topics Conference, “Dance as Experience: Progressive Era Origins and Legacies”, March 26–28, 2015 in Baltimore, MD.

Conference 2015, Cut & Paste: Dance Advocacy in the Age of Austerity, a joint SDHS and CORD conference, will be held June 4–7, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Applications are now being accepted for the Selma Jeanne Cohen Award and the Graduate Student Travel Award.