The NINE Spring Training Conference celebrates its 22nd year in 2015. 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, and John Thorn.
Meet Terry Cannon, Our 2015 Keynote Speaker
In 1996, Terry Cannon founded the Baseball Reliquary in an effort to merge two of his lifelong interests: baseball and art. The Reliquary is a Pasadena, California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of American art and culture through the prism of baseball history and to exploring the national pastime’s unparalleled creative possibilities. Cannon has served the Reliquary in the capacity of Executive Director for nearly 20 years, during which time the organization has sponsored hundreds of programs and exhibitions, in addition to its annual Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day ceremony. Cannon co-authored the book Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire (Arcadia Publishing, 2012) for the Latino Baseball History Project, an archive which he helped launch in Los Angeles in 2004 and which is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and promoting the rich heritage of Mexican American baseball in California and throughout the United States. Cannon’s most recent project is the Institute for Baseball Studies, an archival collection at Whittier College, which will open to the public in the fall of 2014, and which will create and support interdisciplinary research and studies related to the cultural significance of baseball in American history. Cannon and Joseph L. Price, Professor of Religious Studies at Whittier College, serve as co-directors of the Institute for Baseball Studies.
Call for Papers: The 22nd Annual NINE Spring Training Conference invites original unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history and social policy implications.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 3, 2014, 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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