[photo: UCRisDancing2013 by Jonathan Godoy]

Conference 2013: Decentering Dance Studies: Moving In New Global Orders

The Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) and
the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)

Riverside, California,
November 14–17, 2013

Hosted by the University of California at Riverside

In conjunction with the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD), SDHS will host a second joint conference in 2013, in addition to the joint NOFOD/SDHS conference in Trondheim, Norway (June, 2013). This joint CORD/SDHS conference will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the University of California at Riverside’s PhD program in Critical Dance Studies.

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Conference Program Committee

  • Yatin Lin (SDHS), co-chair
  • Priya Srinivasan (CORD), co-chair
  • Russ Patrick P. Alcedo (SDHS)
  • Melissa Blanco Borelli (SDHS)
  • Anusha Kedhar (CORD)
  • Diyah Larasati (SDHS)
  • Royona Mitra (SDHS)
  • Rebecca Rossen (CORD)
  • Katerina Teaiwa (CORD)
  • Yutian Wong (CORD)

Photo: Jonathan Godoy

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...

  • 2016 SDHS + CORD Joint Conference
    Beyond Authenticity & Appropriation: Bodies, Authorship and Choreographies of Transmission
    Nov 3-6, 2016
    Pomona College, Claremont, CA

  • 2017 CORD + SDHS Joint Conference
    Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance
    October 19-22, 2017
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA
    Call for Proposals will be posted in November 2016
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.

Updated 8 June: Upcoming events

Updated 15 March: Conference announcements and calls for papers

Updated 23 May: Job postings and opportunities for students

SDHS endorses MLA statement on learning another language

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