The de la Torre Bueno Prize® is awarded annually to a book published in the English language that advances the field of dance studies. Named after José Rollin de la Torre Bueno, the first university press editor to develop a list of titles in dance studies, the de la Torre Bueno Prize has recognized scholarly excellence in the field since 1973.
All members of SDHS are eligible for this prize, although membership is not a prerequisite. Books translated into the English language are acceptable, so long as they have been published during the Prize year. Books consisting in their entirety of previously published essays, reviews, or articles are not eligible.
For consideration for the 2014 prize, which carries a cash purse of $1000, authors or publishers must submit one copy of a book published in 2014, as well as each author's contact information, to the SDHS President at the address below by February 15, 2015. n.b. Once there is a short list of 5–6 top nominations, we will require those authors/publishers to send two additional copies to the prize committee.
For consideration for the 2015 prize, which carries a cash purse of $1000, authors or publishers must submit three copies of a book published in 2015, as well as each author's contact information, to the SDHS President at the address below by February 15, 2016.
Society of Dance History Scholars
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