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...

  • 2017 Special Topics Conference
    Dancing East Asia: Critical Choreographies and Their Corporeal Politics
    April 7-8, 2017
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
    This conference is free and open to the public. No registration required.
    Click here for more information
  • 2017 CORD + SDHS Joint Conference
    Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance
    October 19-22, 2017
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA
    Click here for the Call for Proposals

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

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

Updated 14 November 2016: Upcoming events

Updated 14 November 2016: Conference announcements and calls for papers

Updated 14 November 2016: Job postings and opportunities for students

SDHS endorses MLA statement on learning another language

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