Travel Tips

Getting There

New York City is served by three major airports:

LaGuardia International Airport – LGA
Airport Phone: 1 718 533 3400


John F Kennedy International Airport – JFK
Airport Phone: 1 718 244 4444


Newark Liberty International Airport – EWR
Airport Phone: 1 973 961 6000


Each airport offers many types of ground transportation to and from their terminals. Please visit the websites of each airport to learn more about these options.

The conference begins on September 13 with a keynote lecture at 12 noon at the Katie Murphy Amphitheater, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology.

27th Street at Seventh Avenue

New York, N.Y.10001


Subway: 1 to 28th Street


The majority of other conference events will be held at Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr., Columbia University. This event is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by Columbia University. Enter campus through gates at 116th and Broadway. Follow College Walk across Amsterdam Avenue towards Morningside Drive. After passing Jerome Greene Hall on the left, enter Wien courtyard through the gates. Follow courtyard around to the right. Faculty House will be the last building on the right.

For subway, bus, and driving directions as well as a campus map, please visit:


New York City offers a range of accommodations to suit every budget. We have room blocks at the following hotels with discounted rates (exclusive of sales tax). Rates are valid September 12-16, 2018. 



If you call/email to make a reservation, be sure to ask for the International Society for Cultural History room rates

Aloft Harlem (12 minute walk to Faculty House):

$249/night (1 king bed)

$264/night (2 double beds)

Book directly online:

Royal Park Hotel (25 minute walk to Faculty House)

$179/night (1 double bed)

$195/night (2 double beds)

Tel +1.212.665.7434 Fax: +1.212.665.3541 

Marrakech Hotel (18 minute walk to Faculty House)

$183/night (1 queen Bed)

$199/night (2 double beds)

Tel 212.222.2954   Toll-free 866.546.8353

Morningside Inn (14 minute walk to Faculty House)

$100/night (mix of one and two double beds)

In addition, there are a number of nearby hostels, such as HI New York or Jazz on the Park, which offer dorm style accommodation for $50-$60/night:

HI New York

Jazz on the Park

You may wish to find your own accommodation in the city and commute to Faculty House, which is easily accessible by public transportation. See directions below.  


Faculty House
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