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Selma Jeanne Cohen Award


Nominations Due
January 15, 2019

The Selma Jeanne Cohen Award aims to encourage graduate student members of DSA by recognizing excellence in dance scholarship.

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In recognition of Selma Jeanne Cohen's great contributions to dance history, the Society of Dance History Scholars inaugurated an award in her name at its 1995 conference. Now awarded by DSA, the Selma Jeanne Cohen Award aims to encourage graduate student members of DSA by recognizing excellence in dance scholarship. 

Up to three awards will be offered at each conference. Each award includes an invitation to present a paper at the annual conference, waiver of the registration fee for that conference, and a travel grant to help defray costs of attending the conference. Awards are based on the originality of the research, the rigor of the argument, and the clarity of the writing.  Each paper submitted in competition for a Selma Jeanne Cohen Award must be a scholarly treatment of a topic in dance studies. Each must be based on unpublished research or interpretation and must be designed for oral delivery within twenty minutes, including use of audiovisual aids.

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