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The SDHS membership year coincides with the calendar year. You may join SDHS or renew your membership at any time during the year to receive member benefits and publications for that year. If you join in November or December, your membership will by default be applied to the following year. If you would like to join in November or December for the current year, please contact the SDHS office.

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If you prefer to send your membership information and payment to the SDHS office via fax or post, please use the membership application form linked here (pdf — opens in new tab/window).

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 2015 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...

  • 2017 Special Topics Conference
    Dancing East Asia: Critical Choreographies and Their Corporeal Politics
    April 7-8, 2017
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
    This conference is free and open to the public. No registration required.
    Click here for more information
  • 2017 CORD + SDHS Joint Conference
    Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance
    October 19-22, 2017
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA
    Click here for the Call for Proposals

SDHS announces this year’s award recipients. Awards will be presented at the SDHS/CORD conference.

Dance Chronicle announces Founding Editors’ Awards, honoring Barbara Palfy in 2015. Sponsored by Dance Chronicle and Routledge/Taylor & Francis

Updated 14 November 2016: Upcoming events

Updated 14 November 2016: Conference announcements and calls for papers

Updated 14 November 2016: Job postings and opportunities for students

SDHS endorses MLA statement on learning another language

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