NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture seeks
to promote the study of all historical aspects of baseball and
centers on the cultural implications of the game wherever in the
world baseball is played. The journal reflects an eclectic
approach and does not foster a particular ideological bias.
For more information about the journal, including submission
guidelines, subscription information, and the current table of
contents, please follow this link.
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture announces
The 20th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference
on the Historical and Sociological Impact of
Wednesday, March 13-Saturday, March 16, 2013
Fiesta Resort Conference Center
2100 South Priest Drive
Call for Papers: The 20th Annual NINE
Spring Training Conference
original, unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball,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 3, 2012, 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.
conference and hotel registration is
Keynote Speaker: Chris
Chris Lamb is a professor of journalism at
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis where he
teaches courses in sports journalism. He is the author of
six books, including Conspiracy of Silence: Sportswriters and
the Campaign to Desegregate Baseball (2012) and Blackout:
The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson's First Spring Training
(2004). His articles have appeared in Sports
Illustrated, New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and
Los Angeles Times. He is currently working on his
third book on race, baseball, and the press.