NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 2019 Spring Training Conference

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Call for Papers
October 12, 2018
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Sport History & Studies, Sociology, Social History / Studies




Call for Papers: The 26th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference invites original unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history and social policy implications.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 October 12, 2018, to the conference program committee of Rob Fitts (, Willie Steele ( and Roberta Newman ( (We ask that you please copy your submission to all of us).


Following the submission deadline, authors will be notified as quickly as possible whether their papers have been accepted.  Submission of an abstract indicates the presenter's intent to register for and attend the conference.  All authors are required to register for the conference and present their work in person.


Call for Films: For the 26th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference, we invite original films on all aspects of baseball and baseball history.  Complete films should be submitted by October 12, 2018, to the film program committee of Lisa Alexander (, Rob Edelman (, and Roberta Newman (  Inquiries are welcome, but only complete films will be considered.


Conference Registration: Conference registration is online at .  You can now submit your registration form and pay registration fees online through this site.


The conference registration is $250.00 ($295.00 after January 31, 2019).  Graduate student registration is $225.00 ($270.00 after January 31, 2019).  The conference fee covers all events including the Saturday evening banquet, excepting game tickets, which are optional.   Game information including dates, times, and prices will announced after it becomes available, usually in late fall.


Hotel Reservations: Registrants are responsible for making their hotel reservations directly with the DoubleTree (1-800-528-6481). Information on the NINE conference preferred rate is forthcoming.



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