Five College Women’s Studies Research Center FCWSRC

FCWSRC is a project of Five Colleges Incorporated

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… History and Overview: The Five College Women’s Studies Research Center was founded in 1991 as a site for scholarly activity on issues relating to women and gender. Located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, it is supported by a consortium of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The five institutions have a thirty-five year history of cooperation and innovation in higher education and boast one of the largest concentrations of women’s studies scholars anywhere in the world … (Homepage 1/2).

Resources; Events; Projects; Associates; Applying to the Center; FCWSRC Alumnae/imore information;
Address: Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, MHC, 50 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075, USA;
Contact: tele 413-538-2275, e-mail.

Homepage 2/2: … The Center’s main purpose is to encourage engaged, critical feminist scholarship from diverse perspectives. 

To this end, it hosts up to fifteen scholars and activists each year for three to eight months. Research associates have come from thirty countries. While at the Center they have access to Five College archival and other library resources and have various opportunities to present their work to a broad activist and scholarly community. The Center is committed to ensuring that visiting scholars include some who have international interests and backgrounds and some who will study and engage in community activism. It also seeks to create a forum in which women’s studies faculty from the five institutions can present and discuss their work and interact with associates through faculty seminars, workshops and conferences.

Dedicated to supporting research on all aspects of women’s studies, the Center welcomes inquiries from local, US-based and international scholars, teachers, writers, artists, community organizers and political activists.

The Center is located in two gracious buildings, adjacent to one another on the Mount Holyoke campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Facilities include a large seminar room, kitchen, dining room, outdoor deck, gardens, and fifteen offices. Area resources include the Emily Dickinson Homestead in Amherst, the Sophia Smith collection at Smith College, the papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony at the University of Massachusetts, and archives at Mount Holyoke college on the history of women’s education … (full text).

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