Macedonia 2013: 100 Years After the Treaty of Bucharest
Skopje & Ohrid, Macedonia, 25 July – 3 August 2013
Abstracts/Proposals by 15 February 2013
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. 
In addition to the 100th anniversary of the Balkan Wars and the Treaty of Bucharest, 2013 will mark the 70th anniversary of the deportation of Macedonian Jews to Treblinka by the Bulgarian armed forces during World War II (March 11, 2013); 65th anniversary of the mass exodus of Macedonian children refugees (deca begalci) from Aegean Macedonia/Greece (March-July 1948); 110th anniversary since the death of Macedonian revolutionary leader Goce Delchev (May 4, 2013); the 50th anniversary of the tragic and devastating Skopje earthquake (July 26, 2013); the 110th anniversary of the Ilinden Uprising (August 2, 2013); the 69th anniversary of ASNOM (August 2, 2013); and the 22nd anniversary since the establishment of a free, sovereign, and independent homeland for Macedonians – the Republic of Macedonia. 
The Annual Global Conference, organized by the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the leading organization for Macedonians worldwide, based out of Washington, D.C., invites abstract submissions for its 4th Global Conference to be held in Skopje and Ohrid, Macedonia from 25 July to 3 August 2013.
Panels are organized around the following interdisciplinary themes, with more specific topics to be listed in the next couple of weeks on the conference website at  
I. The Balkan Wars (1912-1913): Analysis of events and war tactics
II. Treaty of Bucharest: Repercussions and residual effects in contemporary politics
III. Republic of Macedonia: current affairs and challenges
IV. Macedonian minorities: status of Macedonians living in other Balkan countries
Abstracts must be submitted in English or Macedonian and should contain the title of the research paper, the author(s) full name, name of the institution, department, position, city and country along with contact details i.e. email id and phone numbers.  A short Curriculum Vita of the author should also be attached.
Abstracts should be in 12 point Times New Roman and approximately 200-250 words. Abstracts should be e-mailed to  
Competitive travel scholarships are available for students both in and out of Macedonia. For eligibility and details, please e-mail  
Selected Papers will be published in a special edition release by the United Macedonian Diaspora and distributed to all subscribers and contributors to the organization, and libraries throughout the world.
For more information about UMD, please visit  

Metodija A. Koloski
United Macedonian Diaspora
1510 H Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone:  (202) 350-9798 
Direct:  (202) 350-9804 

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