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):

  • Forthcoming: Network of Pointes (2015 | XXXV) — Guest editors Drs. Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel and Jill Nunes Jensen
  • Latin@ Dance (2014 | XXXIV) — Guest Editors Ramón H. Rivera-Servera and Cindy García
  • Dancing Spaces (2013 | XXXIII) — Guest Editors Ying Zhu and Alexis A. Weisbrod
  • Visual Culture and Dance—an Academic Discipline (2012 | XXXII) — Guest Editor Tamara Tomić-Vajagić
  • Talking Pointes... Rethinking 19th Century Dance (2011 | XXXI) — Guest Editors Sarah Davies Cordova and Stephanie Schroedter
  • Dancing the Popular (2010 | Volume XXX) — Guest Editor Danielle Robinson
  • Dancing Economies (2009 | Volume XXIX) — Editor Vida Midgelow
  • Entering the Academy (2008 | Volume XXVIII) — Editor Vida Midgelow

Upcoming issues of Conversations:

  • Dancing the African Diaspora
    Guest Editors: Takiyah Nur Amin and Thomas F. DeFrantz
    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 2014 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 2015, Cut & Paste: Dance Advocacy in the Age of Austerity, a joint SDHS and CORD conference, will be held June 4–7, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

news

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

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

Conversations call for contributions: Dancing the African Diaspora. Guest Editors: Takiyah Nur Amin and Thomas F. DeFrantz. Note that the deadline for submissions has been extended. It is now June 30, 2015.

Updated 28 March: Upcoming events

Updated 15 March: Conference announcements and calls for papers

Updated 23 May: Job postings and opportunities for students

SDHS endorses MLA statement on learning another language

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