Call for Papers

The 27th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference invites original unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history and social policy implications.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 11, 2019, 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 27th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference, we invite original films on all aspects of baseball and baseball history.  Complete films should be submitted by October 11, 2019, to the film program committee of Lisa Alexander (lisa.alexander@wayne.edu) and Roberta Newman (roberta.newman@nyu.edu).  Inquiries are welcome, but only complete films will be considered.

Conference Registration: Conference registration is available online at nineconference.com. The registration fee is $250.00 ($295.00 after January 31, 2020).  The graduate student registration fee is $225.00 ($270.00 after January 31, 2020.  Registration covers all events, including the Saturday evening banquet. Tickets for Thursday and Saturday afternoon spring training games are optional.  Game information, including dates, times, and prices, will be announced after 2020 spring training schedules have been released.

Hotel Reservations: Registrants are responsible for making their hotel reservations directly with the Hilton DoubleTree Resort (480-967-1411 or doubletree.hilton.com). Information on the NINE conference preferred rate will be available at https://nineconference.com/hotel-reservations/.

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