The Gertrude Lippincott Award is awarded annually to the best English-language article published in dance studies. Named in honor of its donor, a devoted teacher of modern dance in the Midwest and mentor to many students, it was established to recognize excellence in the field of dance scholarship. The award carries a cash purse of $500.

Submission Guidelines

Articles and chapters in anthologies published during the prior calendar year may be submitted by their authors, or by editors, publishers, or members of SDHS. Only one entry per author or advocate will be accepted.

To enter the competition, send a digital (PDF) copy of the published article and an e-mail cover letter with the publication information and author’s full contact information addressed as follows to the SDHS e-mail address below:

Society of Dance History Scholars
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3416 Primm Lane
Birmingham, AL 35216
Tel: 205 978-1404
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Please direct any questions pertaining to the submission of articles to Susanne Ravn, SDHS Corresponding Secretary, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All submissions for publications from the previous year must be received by March 15 of the current year.

Please contact the SDHS office if you would like to donate to the Gertrude Lippincott Award.

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...


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.


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

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