Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies

Issued yearly in early spring generally, this publication 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. We welcome submissions in a range of formats, from debate to poetic reveries, images to reviews. Proposals for articles and other materials should be directed to the editor: Norma-Sue Fisher-Stitt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Recent Conversations (SDHS members, please log in to display links to issues):

  • Entering the Academy (2008 | Volume XXVIII) — Editor Vida Midgelow
  • Dancing Economies (2009 | Volume XXIX) — Editor Vida Midgelow
  • Dancing the Popular (2010 | Volume XXX) — Guest Editor Danielle Robinson
  • Talking Pointes... Rethinking 19th Century Dance (2011 | XXXI) — Guest Editors Sarah Davies Cordova and Stephanie Schroedter
  • Visual Culture and Dance—an Academic Discipline (2012 | XXXII) — Guest Editor Tamara Tomić-Vajagić

Upcoming issues of Conversations:

  • Dancing Spaces
    Guest editors: Drs. Ying Zhu and Alexis Weisbrod

  • Latina/o Dance
    Guest Editors: Ramón H. Rivera-Servera and Cindy García

  • Network of Pointes
    Guest Editors: Drs. Kathrina Farrugia and Jill Nunes Jensen
    Call for proposals


Call for Guest Editors / Special Topics

We invite proposals for single issues of Conversations by individuals that would like to guest edit a special topic issue. Conversations is conceived as a ‘cross-over’ publication that speaks to research agendas and the profession, addressing the concerns of the field through discursive, polemic, poetic and experiential articles.

Proposals for topics / guest editorship can be sent at any time and should include

  • a short description of the aims, scope and rational for the publication, and
  • a biography / CV of the proposing editor.

Guest editors / topics will be selected by the sdhs editorial board.

Send proposals to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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...

conferences

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.

news

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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