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NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture

and

The NINE Spring Training Conference

on the Historical and Sociological Impact of Baseball

 

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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 22nd Annual NINE Spring Training Conference

on the Historical and Sociological Impact of Baseball

 

Wednesday, March 11-Saturday, March 14, 2015

 

DoubleTree by Hilton--Phoenix Tempe

2100 South Priest Drive

Tempe, Arizona

 

 

 

 

Call for Papers: The 22nd Annual NINE Spring Training Conference invites original, unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history and social policy implications.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 3, 2014, to:

 

NINE Spring Training Conference

c/o Trey Strecker

Department of English

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana 47306-0460

Email: tstrecker@bsu.edu  

 

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. 

 

Information about conference and hotel registration is here.

 

Keynote Speaker: Terry Cannon

 

In 1996, Terry Cannon founded the Baseball Reliquary in an effort to merge two of his lifelong interests: baseball and art.  The Reliquary is a Pasadena, California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of American art and culture through the prism of baseball history and to exploring the national pastime's unparalleled creative possibilities.  Cannon has served the Reliquary in the capacity of Executive Director for nearly 20 years, during which time the organization has sponsored hundreds of programs and exhibitions, in addition to its annual Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day ceremony. 

Cannon coauthored Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire (Arcadia Publishing, 2012) for the Latino Baseball History Project, an archive which he helped launch in Los Angeles in 2004 and which is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and promoting the rich history of Mexican American baseball in California and throughout the United States. 

Cannon's most recent project is the Institute for Baseball Studies, an archival collection at Whittier College, which will open to the public in fall 2014, and which will create and support interdisciplinary research and studies related to the cultural significance of baseball in American history.  Cannon and Joseph L. Price, Professor of Religious Studies at Whittier College, serve as co-directors of the Institute for Baseball Studies.