The Pre-Modern Book in a Global Context: Materiality and Visuality


October 21 and 22, 2016


By air:

The Greater Binghamton Airport is located 8 miles outside of Binghamton; the airport is served by three airlines: Delta, United and American, with connections through Detroit, Newark NJ and Philadephia.

CEMERS will provide a complimentary shuttle-bus service to and from the airport and the conference hotels on Thursday, October 21 and Sunday October 23.  If you wish to use this service, please send an email to with your itinerary.

By bus:

Binghamton is easily reached by bus from New York City (Port Authority Bus Station on 8th Ave in Manhattan).  There are two bus companies (Shortline/Coach and Greyhound) that cover this route; the trip takes between three and three-and-a-half hours.   

Megabus sells a limited number of very inexpensive bus tickets for trips to be taken on the Shortline/Coach buses, though these tickets sell out fast and have to be booked precisely six weeks in advance.  See:

For Shortline/Coach tickets and schedules, see:


For Greyhound tickets and schedules, see:

By car:

Binghamton is approximately a three-hour drive from New York city and Philadelphia.

The conference hotels provide parking.

Free parking will also be available at Binghamton University's Downtown Center on Friday, October 21 and Saturday October 22.


When making your reservation at either conference hotel, please be sure to indicate that you are part of the "CEMERS –-The Pre-Modern Book Conference." In order to guarantee the conference rate, you must book your room by Sept. 25 for the Holiday Inn and Sept. 29 for the Doubletree Hilton. Basic shuttle service will be provided between the Binghamton airport and the conference hotels for all flights arriving on Thursday October 20, 2016 and departing on Sunday October 23, 2016.

Conference Hotels

Holiday Inn Arena: [Enter group code: MRS] 2-8 Hawley Street, Binghamton, New York 13901 (607) 722-1212
$109 (plus tax) for room with king or two double beds – all rooms are non- smoking.

The Holiday Inn has an indoor pool and a fitness center, and a full restaurant. The conference luncheon on Friday will be served here in their riverfront banquet room.
This hotel is next door to the
Binghamton University Downtown Center, the conference venue.

Doubletree by Hilton: [Enter group code: BUC]
225 Water St., Binghamton, New York, 1390; (607) 722-7575
$129.00 (plus tax) for room with one or two Queen/King sized beds. Price includes a buffet breakfast. All rooms are non-smoking.

Doubletree guests have access to the Hotel’s Athletic Club which includes an indoor pool; there is a full restaurant and bar.
This hotel is two blocks from the Binghamton University Downtown Center, the conference venue.

Additional Hotel in Close Proximity

Grand Royale:
79 Collier Street, Binghamton, New York 13901 (855) 213-0582
This historic/boutique hotel is about two blocks from the conference venue. It offers a free continental breakfast and also has a workout room, as well as a restaurant that serves dinner. 

Map of downtown Binghamton

Click here for a map of downtown Binghamton showing the location of the hotels and the Downtown Center.

Last Updated: 10/5/16