Discussion Groups

Dance History Teachers Discussion Group This is the listserv for members of the SDHS Dance History Teachers Working Group. To subscribe, send an e-mail message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "subscribe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. [your name]" in the body of the message.

Dance Librarians Discussion Group As a part of the Arts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, the DLDG provides a forum for dance librarians and others working in or interested in dance to discuss issues and exchange ideas. On separate Web sites, the group offers a statement of its mission and goals and has set forth its first five-year strategic plan.

Ethnicity and Dance Discussion Group To subscribe, send an e-mail message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "subscribe ethnodance" in the body of the message.

Graduate Students in Dance An informal discussion group open to all students of dance history and related disciplines, regardless of their organizational affiliation.

Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Discussion Networks Two moderated discussion lists are accessible. H-PCAACA makes available diverse bibliographical, research, and teaching aids and regularly commissions reviews of books relevant to the field. H-HistBibl is for librarians, archivists, curators, and scholars interested in the practice and study of bibliographic and library services in support of historical study and teaching.

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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