Studies in Dance History

Founded in 1988 as a periodical publication, Studies in Dance History aims to further the goals of the Society of Dance History Scholars by making widely available the extraordinarily rich and diverse scholarship that takes dance as its subject. Ranging from new methods of historical inquiry to multiple theoretical perspectives, volumes in the series answer a growing demand for works that provide fresh analytical perspectives on dancing, dancers, and dances in a global context. Each volume in the series is accessible to specialist and layperson alike, providing a valuable resource for scholars and a pleasurable education for the general reader.

After some years of being identified as a scholarly journal, Studies in Dance History was redefined as a monograph series in 1994. It is now published by the University of Wisconsin Press. Listed below, in reverse chronological order, are titles have been issued to date.

MONOGRAPH SERIES (** indicates title now out of print)

PERIODICAL PUBLICATION (** indicates issues now out of print)

Books in Print. For descriptions of books still in print, click on linked titles in the list above.

Ordering Information. All titles in print are available for purchase. For current prices, including shipping and handling charges, please contact the publishers. For monographs 14/15, 16, and 17, please contact

University Press of New England
Attn: Orders
1 Court Street Suite 250
Lebanon, NH 03766
(T) 800-421-1561, (F) 603-642-1540
(E) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For all other titles still in print, please contact

University of Wisconsin Press
Order Department
c/o Chicago Distribution Center
11030 South Langley Avenue
Chicago, IL 60628
(T) 1-800-621-2736 or 773-568-1550, Monday–Friday, 9:00–5:00 CST
(F) 1-800-621-8476 or 773-660-2235

This distribution center also serves the University of Chicago Press. Tell the customer-service representative who answers your call that you want to order a book distributed by the University of Wisconsin Press; then give the author's name and the exact title of the book.

Submission of Proposals and Manuscripts. Authors wishing to submit proposals or manuscripts to be considered for publication in Studies in Dance History should consult the following documents:

Guidelines for Submission of Proposals
Guidelines for Submission of Manuscripts

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

Connect to through this link and a percentage of your purchase will help fund graduate student travel to SDHS conferences.