2011 NINE Spring Training Conference To Be Held March 9-12

18th annual NINE spring training conference to take place March 9-12, in Tempe, Arizona.The following is posted as a courtesy:

The 18th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference
on the Historical and Sociological Impact of Baseball

Wednesday, March 9-Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fiesta Resort Conference Center
2100 South Priest Drive
Tempe, Arizona

Call for Papers

The 18th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference invites original, unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history and social policy implications.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 1, 2010, to tstrecker@bsu.edu .

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. The 2011 conference program will be posted on the NINE Website in January 2011.

Keynote Speaker: Charles Alexander

Charles Alexander is the author of Ty Cobb (Oxford UP, 1984), John McGraw (Viking, 1988), Our Game: An American Baseball History (Henry Holt, 1991), Rogers Hornsby: A Biography (Henry Holt, 1995), Breaking the Slump: Baseball in the Depression Era (Columbia UP, 2002), and Spoke: A Biography of Tris Speaker (Southern Methodist UP, 2007). Breaking the Slump was awarded the Seymour Medal by the Society for American Baseball Research. Alexander was a consultant for the Ken Burns/Florentine Films 1994 documentary Baseball, and he serves on the editorial board of Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game.


Conference registration forms are available online on the NINE Website.

The $185 conference registration fee includes the Saturday evening banquet and tickets for two spring training games, if paid prior to January 20, 2011. After January 20, the conference fee will be $205, and game tickets are not guaranteed.

Attendees can register in one of two ways. Those wishing to pay online may use Paypal through the link provided on the NINE Website. Those wishing to pay by check can print their registration information (name, mailing address, phone number, email, and academic affiliation [if applicable]) and send it along with their conference fee to:

Dan and Jean Ardell
P. O. Box 482
Corona del Mar, CA 92625

For further information about conference registration, please contact Jean Ardell at jeanardell@yahoo.com.

Registrants should make their hotel reservations directly with the Fiesta Resort Conference Center on the Web at http://www.fiestaresortcc.com or by phone at 1-800-528-6481. Rates are $99.00/night single or double; $109/night three per room; $119/night four per room. To ensure the conference rate; rooms must be booked by February 23, 2011. Be sure to mention NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture.

Trey Strecker, Editor
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture
Department of English
Ball State University
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306-0460
NINE website: http://nine.iweb.bsu.edu

Originally published: September 8, 2010. Last Updated: September 8, 2010.