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.

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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

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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...

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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