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 21st Annual NINE Spring Training Conference
on the Historical and Sociological Impact of
Wednesday, March 12-Saturday, March 15, 2014
Fiesta Resort Conference Center
2100 South Priest Drive
Call for Papers: The 21st 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original, unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball,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, 2013, 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: George
George Gmelch is professor of anthropology
at the University of San Francisco and Roger Stone Professor of
Anthropology at Union College. The author of a dozen
books, including several on baseball--In the Ballpark, Inside
Pitch: Life in Professional Baseball, and Baseball
without Borders--he is the recipient of the Minor League
Baseball Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for his
writings on baseball. He has also written for a general
audience in such places as the New York Times, Washington
Post, Psychology Today, and Natural History.