The Gertrude Lippincott Award is awarded annually to the best English-language article published in dance studies. Named in honor of its donor, a devoted teacher of modern dance in the Midwest and mentor to many students, it was established to recognize excellence in the field of dance scholarship. The award carries a cash purse of $500.

Submission Guidelines

Articles and chapters in anthologies published during the prior calendar year may be submitted by their authors, or by editors, publishers, or members of SDHS. Only one entry per author or advocate will be accepted.

To enter the competition, send a digital (PDF) copy of the published article and an e-mail cover letter with the publication information and author’s full contact information addressed as follows to the SDHS e-mail address below:

Society of Dance History Scholars
7044 S. 13th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Tel: 414.908.4959
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Please direct any questions pertaining to the submission of articles to Susanne Ravn, SDHS Corresponding Secretary, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All submissions for publications from the previous year must be received by March 1st.

Please contact the SDHS office if you would like to donate to the Gertrude Lippincott Award.

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...

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.

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