NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture announces THE 16th ANNUAL SPRING TRAINING CONFERENCE on the Historical and Sociological Impact of Baseball
March 12-15, 2009
Clarion Hotel Tucson Airport--Tucson, Arizona
Call for Papers
The NINE Spring Training Conference invites original, unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history and social policy implications. Abstracts only, not to exceed 300 words, should be submitted by December 1, 2008, to:
NINE Spring Training Conference
c/o Trey Strecker
Department of English
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306-0460
Email abstracts are preferred. Authors will be notified as quickly as possible whether their papers have been accepted. Authors are required to register for the conference and present their work in person.
The conference will include morning sessions, a Saturday evening banquet, and opportunities for afternoon “field research.”
Keynote Speaker: Peter Morris
Peter Morris’s name is familiar to baseball scholars everywhere. His books include Baseball Fever: Early Baseball in Michigan, a study of the game from 1840 to 1875 (winner of the 2004 Seymour Medal and a Michigan Notable Book), and the two-volume A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball (recipient of the 2006 Seymour Medal and Casey Award). In 2008, Morris published Level Playing Fields: How the Groundskeeping Murphy Brothers Shaped Baseball and But Didn't We Have Fun? An Informal History of Baseball’s Pioneer Era.
Featured Guest: Arnold Hano
Acclaimed author Arnold Hano will host Thursday’s Cy Seymour Baseball Story-Telling session. Hano’s A Day in the Bleachers is a classic piece of baseball literature. He is the award-winning writer and editor of numerous articles, anthologies, and books on baseball and other subjects. Hano received the Sidney Hillman Award in 1963 for his article on California farm labor, "The Burned Out Americans," which appeared in Saga Magazine.
Conference registration forms are available online on the new NINE website at http://www.nyu.edu/pubs/nine.journal.
The $175 conference registration fee includes the Saturday evening banquet and tickets for two spring training games, if paid prior to December 1, 2008. After December 1st, the conference fee will be $195, and game tickets are not guaranteed.
Attendees can register in one of two ways. Those wishing to pay online may use PayPal through the link provided on the NINE website. Those wishing to pay by check can print their registration information (name, mailing address, phone, email, and academic affliation [if applicable]) and send it along with their conference fee to:
Dan and Jean Ardell
P. O. Box 482
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
For further information about conference registration, please email Dan Ardell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jean Ardell at email@example.com.
For hotel reservations, contact the Clarion Hotel Tucson Airport, 6901 South Tucson Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85706: 1-800-526-0550. Rates are $89.00/single; $99.00/double. To ensure the conference rate, rooms must be booked prior to March 5, 2009. When booking, be sure to mention NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture.
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