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

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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 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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