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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 outstanding dissertations from Ph.D.s awarded in the previous two calendar years. To nominate a dissertation for this award, send the committee an electronic copy of the dissertation and arrange for a supportive letter from the advisor or other faculty member of the dissertation committee. Award Committee:

Alvin Tillery, Chair, Rutgers University, Political Science,

Priscilla Yamin, University of Oregon, Political Science,

Sean Farhang, University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy,

The J. David Greenstone Book Prize recognizes the best book in history and politics in the past two calendar years. Award Committee:

Eileen McDonagh, Chair, Northeastern University, Political Science,

Daniel Kryder, Brandeis University, Politics,

Anthony Chen, Northwestern University, Sociology,

The Mary Parker Follett Prize recognizes the best article on politics and history published in the previous year. Award Committee:

Amel Ahmed, Chair, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Political Science,

Daniel Galvin, Northwestern University, Political Science,

Christopher Howard, College of William & Mary, Government,


CFP: 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 about a conference this summer in Skopje and Ohrid, Macedonia this summer. 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Balkan Wars and the signing of the Treaty of Bucharest, which divided Macedonia among Bulgaria, Greece, and Serbia.  The conference will explore the implications the Balkan Wars and the Treaty had on Macedonians and the Macedonian identity for both domestic and regional politics, most notably, after the establishment of an independent and sovereign Republic of Macedonia. Panels are organized around interdisciplinary themes, with more specific topics are listed on the conference website at Abstracts should be in 12 point Times New Roman and approximately 200-250 words. Abstracts should be e-mailed  For more information about UMD, please visit

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