Graduate Student Events

SDHS 2012 Conference Graduate Student Events

Events of special interest to graduate students — SDHS 2012 Conference

Events listed below are especially for, or of particular interest to, graduate students. Please Note Well that this schedule is preliminary, and subject to change!

Graduate Students’ Welcome (Thu 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.)
Join us for coffee! Meet students and drop off books for the annual raffle. (Terra building, second floor, by registration.)
How to use your body to survive academia, finish your dissertation, and write your first book (Fri 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.) — moderator: HeJin Jang
Workshop led by Ann Cooper Albright (see schedule).
Graduate Student Breakfast (Sat 8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.)
All are welcome at this student-faculty conversation about the state of the field: new scholarship, publishing and arts practice. This year, we will be joined by a group of faculty members that includes Thomas DeFrantz and Sherril Dodds. (Terra building, 9th floor conference room.)
Graduate Student Social Hour (Sat 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.)
Informal gathering at Fadó Irish Pub! (1500 Locust, one block from Terra.)
Graduate Students’ Post-Conference Gathering (Sun 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.) — moderator: Virginia Preston
Like to get involved in SDHS? Are you planning to submit a conference paper next year? Want to know how to apply for an essay award? Please join us for the working group.
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

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