The Congress On Research in Dance
The Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) is an independent, non-profit 501-C3 organization. As an interdisciplinary organization with an open international membership, CORD promotes a globally inclusive respectful dialogue around embodied and discursive approaches to dance research. CORD publishes Dance Research Journal (DRJ), a peer-reviewed scholarly journal three times a year in print and online. CORD sponsors an annual Conference encouraging dance scholarship and providing an uncommon vehicle for the dissemination of that scholarship as well as leadership in dance scholarship by defining the standards for the field.
CORD originally convened in October 1964 at the behest of Esther Jackson and Kathryn Bloom, Director of the Arts & Humanities Branch of the U.S. Office of Education in concern for the field of dance research. A Steering Committee organized the first Membership meeting. In early 1965 the Committee sent out a call for additional members, and the twelve founding members were joined by 56 dance scholars and professionals from around the country. It was decided on April 3 of that year that CORD should become a permanent committee. As a result of the April 1965 meeting, a new Steering Board was elected and held its first planning meeting at the Loeb Student Center on the campus of New York University. Thus, the Committee on Research in Dance was incorporated in the State of New York with membership open to individuals as well as institutions and was housed by New York University. Its name was changed to the Congress on Research in Dance in 1977.
Congress on Research in Dance publishes two primary publications, the Dance Research Journal and Conference Proceedings for each conference we host.
The Dance Research Journal (DRJ) is published three times per year by Cambridge University Press and carries scholarly articles, book reviews, a list of books and journals received, and reports of scholarly conferences, archives, and other projects of interest to the field.
The Congress on Research in Dance is pleased to compile and edit a record of our conferences, which are published online only by Cambridge University Press. The Proceedings publication is copyrighted by CORD, although each author retains the copyright for her or his paper.
Dance Research Journal
CORD publishes the Dance Research Journal (DRJ) three times per year. DRJ is peer-reviewed premiere publication for dance scholarship of international reach and includes articles, book reviews, and lists books received. Published articles address dance history, theory, pedagogy, politics, science, ethnography, and intersections with cultural, gender, critical race, and diasporic studies among others. DRJ also on occasion publishes special issues with guest editors. DRJ is committed to cross-disciplinary research with a dance perspective. Contributions for publication consideration are open both to members and to nonmembers of CORD, and will be accepted at any time.
DRJ is currently edited by Mark Franko. Visit the CORD website to find out more about Dance Research Journal.
Editorial Board Chair
Graduate Student Representatives
Editor, Dance Research Journal
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Irvine
The Ohio State University