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.

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Information for Authors: Authors wishing to submit proposals or manuscripts to be considered for publication in the Studies in Dance History should consult the following guidelines:

Guidelines for Submission
Procedures for Manuscript Review


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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...

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