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Politics & History

    An organized section of the American Political Science Association.

This is the website of the Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association. The purpose of this section is to foster greater interchange among scholars with an interest in the historical and developmental aspects of political inquiry.

Graffiti: Blog of the Politics and History Organized Section of APSA

Reading anything interesting that relates to politics and history—including fiction? Just had a good day crunching some numbers or working in an archive? Just finished some useful interviewing? Just had a good idea or a breakthrough on how to write the next section of your dissertation, article or book while running or swimming? Can't wait for the next conference and want some quick feedback on your new idea or project from colleagues? Post your thoughts and ideas on GRAFFITI. Think of it as your favorite academic social media tool.

Recent Entries:

2012 Election issue of THE FORUM is out

The latest issue of The Forum is out. It has a number of interesting articles on the 2012 elections. Many readers will have access to the entire issue–because their library subscribes. Yet even if you don’t have full access, Morris … Continue reading

CFP: Macedonia 2013: 100 Years After the Treaty of Bucharest

Macedonia 2013: 100 Years After the Treaty of Bucharest: Skopje & Ohrid, Macedonia, 25 July – 3 August 2013 Deadline for abstracts and proposals: February 15, 2013 Nevena Trajkov, Department of Political Science, Eastern Michigan University, asks that members know … Continue reading

Section Award Nomination Deadline

The APSA Politics and History Section deadline for section award nominations is March 1, 2013. The Walter Dean Burnham Award is given for the best dissertation in the field of Politics and History. Nomination Instructions: The committee welcomes nominations of … Continue reading

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About the Politics and History Section

The Politics and History Section was established to foster greater interchange among scholars with an interest in the historical and developmental aspects of political inquiry. The Section elects officers, organizes panels for the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, and publishes a newsletter, Clio. The Section also confers recognition for distinguished scholarship. The J. David Greenstone prize is awarded annually to the best book published the previous calendar year in the area of politics and history. The Mary Parker Follett prize is awarded annually to the best article published the previous calendar year in the area of politics and history. Read more →

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