2021 NINE Spring Training Conference on Baseball and Culture

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March 3, 2021 to March 6, 2021
Arizona, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Film and Film History, Humanities, Literature, Sport History / Studies


Call for Papers: The 28th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference invites original unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history, literature, and social policy implications. Abstracts only, not to exceed 300 words, should be submitted by October 9, 2020, to co-director Willie Steele (wdsteele@lipscomb.edu) for the abstract committee’s consideration. 


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 28th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference, we invite original films on all aspects of baseball and baseball history.  Complete films should be submitted by October 9, 2020, to the film program committee of Lisa Alexander (lisa.alexander@wayne.eduand Roberta Newman (roberta.newman@nyu.edu).  Inquiries are welcome, but only complete films will be considered.


Conference Registration: Conference registration is online at https://nineconference.com .  You can submit your registration form and pay registration fees online through this site.


Conference registration is $270.00 ($320.00 after January 31, 2021).  Graduate student registration is $150.00 ($200.00 after January 31, 2021). The registration fee covers all sessions, including the Saturday evening banquet. (Spring training game ticket information and sales will be available in December.)


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.

Contact Info: 

Willie Steele, Co-Director

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