Wednesday, March 9 - Saturday, March 12, 2016
The NINE Spring Training Conference celebrates its 23rd year. Registration for the conference is limited. Wednesday evening's Cy Seymour Session is informal, with a cash bar. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday include morning, afternoon, and evening sessions, and two opportunities for afternoon field research (aka ball games). The Saturday evening banquet and keynote address conclude the conference. Former speakers include Charles Alexander, Marty Appel, Eliot Asinof, Darryl Brock, Robert W. Creamer, Larry Dierker, Rob Fitts, Arnold Hano, Roland Hemond, Leonard Koppett, Chris Lamb, Lee Lowenfish, Peter Morris, Janet Marie Smith, and John Thorn.
Meet Rob Edelman
2016 Keynote Speaker
ROB EDELMAN is the author of Great Baseball Films and Baseball on the Web, and is co-author (with his wife, Audrey Kupferberg) of Meet the Mertzes, a double biography of I Love Lucy’s Vivian Vance and famed baseball fan William Frawley, and Matthau: A Life. He is a film commentator on WAMC (Northeast) Public Radio and a contributing editor of Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide. He is a frequent contributor to Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game and has written for, among other publications, Baseball and American Culture: Across the Diamond; Total Baseball; Baseball in the Classroom; Memories and Dreams; and NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture. His essay on early baseball films appears on the DVD Reel Baseball: Baseball Films from the Silent Era, 1899-1926, and he is an interviewee on the director’s cut DVD of The Natural. He teaches film history courses at the University at Albany.
Call for Papers: The 23rd Annual NINE Spring Training Conference invites original unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history and social policy implications.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, 2015, to:
NINE Spring Training Conference
c/o Trey Strecker
Department of English
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0460
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Email abstracts are preferred)
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NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture (ISSN 1188--9330) is published semi-annually each spring and fall. The journal 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 interest and does not foster a particular ideological bias.
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