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 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

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