The annual conference of SDHS draws dance scholars and scholars in related fields from around the world. Typically meeting in June on a university campus, SDHS members gather to share information and ideas, to attend performances, and to engage one another on the state of the field. In addition to formal papers presenting current research, lecture-demonstrations, and roundtable discussions of special topics, the society’s eight working groups hold informal meetings to discuss their own special interests. Papers are published in the conference proceedings at the discretion of the authors. Graduate students are encouraged to attend and to apply for the Selma Jeanne Cohen Award for outstanding papers, as well as for travel funds through the Graduate Student Travel Grant. One highlight of the conference is the awards ceremony, where recipients of the de la Torre Bueno Prize® and the Gertrude Lippincott Award are honored along with the graduate student winners.

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 2014 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

Conference 2015, Cut & Paste: Dance Advocacy in the Age of Austerity, a joint SDHS and CORD conference, will be held June 4–7, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

news

SDHS Board of Directors election runs April 1–15. All current SDHS members may vote. Please see the candidates' biographies and links to ballots.

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 been extended. It is now June 30, 2015.

Updated 28 March: Upcoming events

Updated 15 March: Conference announcements and calls for papers

Updated 15 March: Job postings and opportunities for students

SDHS endorses MLA statement on learning another language

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