Transport & Accommodation



Boston University is conveniently located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts and is accessible to a wide range of resources.

Accommodations for Conference Attendees:

Hotel blocks have been arranged at Hotel Eliot and The Holiday Inn in Brookline. Both are located within walking distance from the conference venues. When calling the hotel, please be sure to mention that you are booking as part of the African American Music In World Culture Conference Group. There are many other options for accommodation in the area that you are free to explore.



Boston University’s closest airport is Boston Logan International, New England’s largest transportation center. Boston Logan International Airport is served by the MBTA, Boston’s public transit system; a taxi from the airport to BU’s campus should cost approximately $40. Further away, but also accessible are airports in Manchester, New Hampshire and Providence, Rhode Island.

One option is to take the subway. In the airport, make your way to the ground transport section and board an Airport Shuttle to Airport Station. At Airport Station, you will be able to purchase a ticket for the subway. Fare is $2. You will need to take the Blue Line inbound to Government Center. At Government Center, you will need to switch lines and take a Green “B” Line to Boston University Central.


If you are taking the train to get to Boston, you will arrive at Boston’s South Station, which is a short taxi ride to campus. You can also take the subway. At South Station, board the Red Line and get off at Park Street. From Park Street, hop on to the Green “B” Line to Boston University Central.

Guests who will be driving to the conference are welcome to use Boston University Parking while they are on campus. Those guests who will be taking Boston public transportation should take the Green B line to Boston University Central for all events held in the Photonics Center. The Photonics Center is located on St. Mary’s Street, just a 30 second walk from the train stop.

Below, please find a map of all key locations for the conference. ‘A’ & ‘B’ – The African-American Studies Center and the BU Photonics Center – are the conference venues and they are at walking distance from both hotels.

Please click here for a list of restaurants and activities close to Boston University.

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