Islam and the Humanities

Conference 2019


The conference is being held at Pembroke Hall PH305, 172 Meeting St, Providence, RI 02912 at Brown University. A map of the University can be found here.

BROWN UNIVERSITY is located in Providence, Rhode Island about one hour from Boston and three hours from New York.  The campus is located in the city’s historic district on picturesque College Hill, cleverly disguised by mossy brick and ancient trees.  Downtown is just a few blocks away from campus and boasts a scenic riverfront, concert venues, shopping and a diverse variety of restaurants all waiting to be explored.

Graduate Providence Hotel
11 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel.: 401.421.0700



Boston Logan Airport is situated approximately 49 miles north of Providence.

Both the train and commuter rail services (below) are between Boston South Station and the Providence Station

  • Boston South Station may be accessed from Logan Airport by either Silver Line Shuttle or Taxi. The Silver Line SL1 bus service takes approximately twenty minutes and is free from Logan Airport inbound to South Station. However from South Station to Logan Airport, the adult fare for the Silver Line bus service is $2.75. A taxi from Logan to South Station will cost about $15.00 and take around 10 minutes.
  • The Providence Station is a 5 minute taxi or 10 minute walk from the Graduate Providence Hotel.

Train: Amtrak / North East Service or Acela 
Amtrak offers many daily runs between South Station and the Providence Station. 
North East Service: From Boston South Station to Providence = approximately $20.00 one way
Acela: From Boston South Station to Providence = approximately $40.00 one way

Commuter Rail Providence/Stoughton Line: MBTA 
The MBTA is an excellent commuter rail service also offering many daily runs between Boston and Providence.
From Boston South Station to Providence = $11.50 one way

Bus: Peter Pan Bus Service 
The Peter Pan Bus Service offers a direct bus service from Boston (Logan Airport) to Downtown Providence (Rhode Island Convention Center located at 1 Sabin St), only a 5 minute walk to the Graduate Providence Hotel. Depending on time of day, the fare is approximately $48.00 round-trip

Taxi: Brown University does not reimburse expenses for a taxi service between Boston and Providence.


Providence TF Green Airport is situated approximately 8.5 miles south of Providence.

Taxi & Rideshare:
Providence Airport taxi:  Approximately $40 one-way from Providence TF Green Airport to the Graduate Providence Hotel
Lyft/Uber Rideshare: Fare ranges depending on the time of day

Rental Cars:

Local Transit:
RIPTA  (Rhode Island Public Transit Authority)

Visitors may find parking on the streets in and around campus, or in Lot 68, also called the Power Street Parking Garage located at 111 Power Street. Entrance to the garage is located at the intersection of Power and Thayer streets.

The lot contains two Pay and Display parking pay stations. One is located at the Power Street entrance and the second is in the far corner of the lot by Brook Street. The Pay Stations accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) and U.S. bills. (Please note that the pay stations do not give change).

Visitor Parking Lot Rates:

  • Mon – Fri 8 am – 6 pm: $3.00/hour
  • All Day Rate until 6 pm (M-F): $15.00
  • Weekdays after 6 pm, weekends, holidays: $2.00/hour

Workshop Shuttle Times for Speakers only
Event organizers are providing a bus service to bring invited participants from the Graduate Providence Hotel to the conference venue at Brown University. The bus will run at the beginning and at the end of each day.

Electrical Voltage and Plug Type:
Plug type: A and B

Middle East Studies Contact Information:
Middle East Studies
Brown University
Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
1111 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912

Visiting Brown:

Things to do in Providence: