[dancer jumping onstage, in front of projected map]Photo credit: “Americana: the Routes of our Roots,” choreography by Becky Chun, Thesis I, 2012. Photography by Michelle Smith of Greensmith Photography.

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

The University of Iowa is home to the renowned Writers’ Workshop (http://www.uiowa.edu/~iww/), and Iowa City is a designated UNESCO City of Literature (http://cityofliteratureusa.org/).

The deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to 15 April 2014.

Proposals should be submitted via the SDHS/CORD conference website. Conference details, registration, accommodation and travel information will be posted on the joint SDHS/CORD conference website: http://sdhscordconference.wildapricot.org/.

Conference Theme: Writing Dancing/Dancing Writing

The 2014 conference provides an opportunity to examine issues of authorship, representation, notation, and narrative in dancing and writing practices across social and cultural contexts and between disciplines.

Bringing writing and dancing into dialog, once again, allows us to reassess their relationship considering aspects such as medium, form, methodologies, aesthetics, authorship, tradition, temporality, duration, meaning, and communication.

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...

conferences
  • 2018 DSA Inaugural Conference
    Contra: Dance & Conflict
    July 5-8, 2018
    The University of Malta, Valetta, Malta
    Click here for the Call for Proposals
news

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

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Updated 28 April 2017: Conference announcements and calls for papers

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