Each year, Five Colleges supports over 25 seminars initiated by groups of faculty members who come together to share scholarly interests and discuss curricular issues. The currently active seminars are in the following areas: 

Afro-Luso-Brazilian
Atlantic Studies
Buddhist Studies
Chemistry
Childhood Studies
Classics
Coastal and Marine Sciences
Cognitive Science
Eastern Christian Studies
Economics
Five College Social Movement Workgroup
French
German Studies
Global Cultures of the Long 19th Century
History
Inter-Asian Political Cultures

Italian
Late Antiquity
Literary Translation
Marxist and Postcolonial Theory
Medieval Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Native American and Indigenous Studies
Number Theory
Performance Studies
Photography
Propositional Attitudes Task Force (PATF/Philosophy)
Religion
Renaissance
Social Thought / Political Economy
Valley Geometry
Women's Studies

To contact the organizers of a seminar in an area that interests you, view this directory.


You can also seek funding to establish a new seminar. Depending upon the level of activity being proposed, groups may receive funding in amounts of $250 up to $1,000. Read the guidelines for initiating faculty seminars. Inquiries may be addressed to Nate Therien at Five Colleges, (413) 542-4000.