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

SDHS Special Topics Conference, “Dance as Experience: Progressive Era Origins and Legacies”, March 26–28, 2015 in Baltimore, MD.

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. Applications are now being accepted for the Selma Jeanne Cohen Award and the Graduate Student Travel Award.

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