Below is a listing of conferences, festivals, workshops, and other events that may be of interest to SDHS members. The listing is not comprehensive. There may be overlap between events listed here and those listed on the Conference announcements and calls for papers page.

 Dancing (trans)national memories

The first event of a 2-part symposia series, which forms a part of the &lduo;Dancing with Memory” project led by Dr. Clare Parfitt-Brown (University of Chichester). The event, which is to include presentations and workshops, will bring theorists together in exploration of the relationship between national and transnational cultural memories and popular dance.

The symposium will take place on Saturday 20th June at The Torrington Room, Senate House, University of London. Admission is free, although space will be limited so it is advised to register in advance. For tickets visit:

For more information including the provisional schedule visit:



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...

  • 2018 DSA Inaugural Conference
    Contra: Dance & Conflict
    July 5-8, 2018
    The University of Malta, Valetta, Malta
    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 28 April 2017: Upcoming events

Updated 28 April 2017: Conference announcements and calls for papers

Updated 28 April 2017: Job postings and opportunities for students

SDHS endorses MLA statement on learning another language

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