Donate to SDHS

SDHS/Society of Dance History Scholars is a vibrant, international organization with the mission of advancing the field of dance studies through research, publication, performance, and outreach to audiences across the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Your support is vital to the support of international initiatives in dance studies.

Feed the field:

Your gift of $1,000 will allow us to host a graduate student breakfast at the Annual Conference and build community among emerging scholars

Move the field:

Your gift of $500 will enable us to pay honorarium to include a movement workshop at the Annual Conference.

Honor the field:

Your gift of $2,000 will allow us to host the Distinction in Dance Award at the Annual Conference, including their conference and travel fees

Publish the field:

Your gift of $1,500 will help underwrite our exciting new publication, Conversations, and enable us to distribute it widely

Your gift of $2,000 will produce a DVD companion to an upcoming Studies in Dance History monograph

Your gift of $10,000 will help underwrite a scholar’s first book

Read the field:

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Funds and Awards:

To make a contribution to SDHS, please mail a check or money order made out to Society of Dance History Scholars with the fund of your choice in the memo line to:

    Ali Kimbrell
    Office of the Society of Dance History Scholars
    3416 Primm Lane
    Birmingham, AL 35216

We thank you for your support.

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 2012 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...


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

Conference 2015 will be held in Athens, Greece. Dates and other details will be available later this Spring.


The SDHS Board of Directors election takes place during the final two weeks of February. All SDHS members may vote. Please log in and then click here to view candidates’ biographies. Ballots will be available beginning on Feb. 15.

SDHS announces the November 2013 awards, including de la Torre Bueno Prize® Special Citations.

Proceedings of the 2013 joint NOFOD/SDHS conference are now available.

Proceedings of the Special Topics Conference 2013: “Sacre Celebration: Revisiting, Reflecting, Revisioning” are now available.

Call for proposals for contributions to Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies: Network of Pointes (Guest Editors: Drs. Kathrina Farrugia and Jill Nunes Jensen). Note that the deadline has been extended to May 15, 2014.

Updated 3 April: Conference announcements and calls for papers

Updated 3 April: Job postings and opportunities for students

Updated 24 February: News and announcements from SDHS members: “The American Society for Theatre Research is now seeking nominations for the Biennial Sally Banes Publication Prize....”

SDHS endorses MLA statement on learning another language

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