22nd Annual Graduate Student Conference in African Studies


Registration Information for Presenters

A $25 conference fee is payable upon on-site registration.

Lodging and Accommodation Suggestions

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Abercrombie’s Farrington Inn
23 Farrington Avenue
Boston, MA 02134
Tel: 617.787.1860
Email: info@farringtoninn.com

Adams Bed & Breakfast
14 Edgerly Road
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617.267.1920
Email: info@adamsboston.com

Beacon Inn
1087 & 1750 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446 / 02445
Tel: 617.566.008
Email: info@beaconinn.com

The Bertram Inn
92 Sewall Avenue
Brookline, MA 02446
Tel: 617.356.2234
Email: innkeeper@bertraminn.com

Boston Hotel Buckminster**
645 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 1-800-727-2825
Email: info@bostonhotelbuckminster.com

Harding House
288 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel: 617.876.2888
Email: reserve@harding-house.com

Hosteling International, Boston
12 Hemenway Street
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617.536.9455
Email: bostonhostel@bostonhostel.org

Midtown Hotel
220 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617.262.1000
Email: carol@midtownhotel.com

Newbury Guest House
261 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 1.800.437.7668
Email: info@newburyguesthouse.com

Oasis Guest House
22 Edgerly Road
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617.267.2262
Email: info@oasisgh.com

The Samuel Sewall Inn
143 Saint Paul Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Tel: 617.713.0123
Email: innkeeper@samuelsewallinn.com

**Option closest to conference venue

Contacts & More Information

Questions should be addressed to the conference organizers at 2014ascgradconference@gmail.com.

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Facebook —  BU Graduate Student Conference in African Studies
Twitter —  @BUGradConAfrica

Origins of the Annual Graduate Conference in African Studies at BU


The African Studies Center is located on the 4th and 5th floors at 232 Bay State Road. A small elevator is available in the lobby. Offices for the African studies administration, African language faculty, core Africa studies faculty, publications unit, a graduate student lounge, and the William O. Brown Seminar Room can be found on the fifth floor. On the 4th floor find the Teaching Africa Library, the African studies outreach unit, and the West African Research Association.


By Public Transportation (MBTA)

Take the Green Line “B” car to Boston University East. Proceed one block north to Bay State Road and turn left. African Studies is in the second building on the left, shared with the departments of Anthropology and Political Science.

By Car From the West

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 18 (Allston/Cambridge). Exit left. Follow signs for Cambridge to the second set of lights. Turn right at the lights and travel on Soldiers Field Road/Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square exit. Follow Local Directions below.

From the North

Take I-93 or Route 1 South to Boston. Exit onto Storrow Drive (Exit 26). Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square exit. Follow Local Directions below.

From the South

Take I-93/Route 3 (Southeast Expressway) north to Boston. Exit onto Storrow Drive (Exit 26). Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square exit. Follow Local Directions below.

Local Directions

From the Kenmore Square exit, at the first set of lights, turn right onto Beacon Street. The road soon forks. Take the left fork into Kenmore Square (the right fork is Bay State Road). In Kenmore Square, stay to the right and bear onto Commonwealth Avenue.

African Studies Center is at 232 Bay State Road, across the street from The Castle. Parking lots and on-street metered parking are available up and down Commonwealth Avenue.