Five College Consortium

Five College Women's Studies Research Center

2016-2017 Events

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted

Fall 2016 Events

Spring 2017 Events


FALL 2016 


FCWSRC


Wednesday, October 5th

FCWSRC Faculty Works in Progress Research Seminar "Transnational Flows of Health and Migration" 

Gabriele Sobiech (FCWSRC Associate/Sociology, University of Education, Freiburg) "Fitness and Health in Times of Demographic Change: Intersectional Analysis of the 'Self-Techniques' of Older Women - A Comparison of Germany and the U.S."

Victoria Rizo Lenshyn (FCWSRC Associate/German & Scandinavian Studies, UMass Amherst) "An Ambivalent Belonging: Germans Documenting the Namibian Children from the GDR"

Dinner will be provided. To register, please visit http://fcwsrc.eventbrite.com

6:00-8:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Friday, October 14th

Pioneer Valley Bread House Gathering

Join others in a community bread-baking with the Pioneer Valley Bread House

4:00-6:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Monday, October 17th

Rad Women Worldwide Book Reading                                                 

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling book Rad American Women A-Z, comes a bold new collection of 40 biographical profiles, each accompanied by a striking illustrated portrait, showcasing extraordinary women from around the world.

In Rad Women Worldwide, writer Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl tell fresh, engaging, and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. Featuring an array of diverse figures from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica), this progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women's history.

7:00pm, Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College Street, South Hadley


Tuesday, October 18th

Madam President! Feminist Work in the Public Sphere                                                   A Roundtable on the U.S. Presidential Election 

Co-sponsored by the Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst

5:00-7:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Thursday, October 27th

FCWSRC Book Salon "Queering Feminisms"

Angie Willey, Undoing Monogamy (Duke University Press, 2016)

Manuela Picq, Queering Narratives of Modernity (Peter Lang, 2015) 

6:00-9:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Friday, November 4th

Afterlives of Colonialism: Theorizing the Postcolonial and Decolonial                         A Roundtable Discussion

2:00-4:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Monday, November 14th

Slow Food and Slow Living 

A discussion with Barbara Rothman on her new book A Bun in the Oven: How the Food and Birth Movements Resist Industrialization (NYU Press 2016).

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Social Science Research at UMass Amherst and the Department of Sociology at Smith College

4:00-6:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Friday, December 9th

Working Feminism Lecture Series:  Counting Work/Work that Counts - Revaluing Academic Life                                           

Join us for a panel discussion on revaluing academic life. 

2:00-4:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


SPRING 2017 


Friday, February 3rd

Working Feminism Lecture Series: Slow Work - How to Institutionalize a 40 Hour Work Week      

Join us for a panel discussion on slow work in the academy. 

4:00-6:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Wednesday, February 22nd

FCWSRC Faculty Works in Progress Research Seminar "Feminist Activism" 

Laura Lovett (History/UMass Amherst) "With Her Fist Raised: Dorothy Pitman Hughes and the Activist's Life"

Traci Parker (Afro-American Studies/UMass Amherst) "Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights: African American Women's Activism and Class Formation/Mobility in the Mid-Twentieth Century"

6:00-8:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Wednesday, March 8th

Women's Movements in a Global Era

Join us for a panel in celebration of International Women's Day

Time TBD, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Tuesday, March 21st

Trans Studies and Reproductive Justice: Curricular and Pedagogical Issues             with micha cárdenas, University of Washington, Bothell

Co-sponsored by Gender Liberation UMass, the Office of the Provost, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College, and the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center.

6:00-8:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Thursday, March 30th 

FCWSRC Faculty Works in Progress Research Seminar "Performing Feminisms" 

Kirsten Leng (Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies/UMass Amherst) "When Politics Were Fun: Reclaiming the History of Humor in U.S. Feminism"

Leda Cooks (Communication/UMass Amherst) "Baking as a Pedagogy of Performativity: Kneading Voices and Memories at the Pioneer Valley Bread House"

6:00-8:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Wednesday, April 5th

FCWSRC Book Salon "Celebrating Postcolonial Literatures"

Rhonda Cobham-Sander, I and I: Epitaphs for the Self in the work of V.S. Naipaul, Kamau Brathwaite and Derek Walcott (University of the West Indies Press, 2016)

Carol Bailey, A Poetics of Performance: The Oral-Scribal Aesthetic in Anglophone Caribbean Fiction (University of West Indies Press, 2014)

6:00-9:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Wednesday, April 19th

Working Feminism Lecture Series: We Were Feminists Once? Cross Generational Dialogue on Feminism 

4:00-6:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Thursday, April 27th

FCWSRC Book Salon "Dissent"

Join us for a book salon conversation where we will explore issues of "Dissent' in the face of rising religious nationalism and political authoritarianism across the globe.

Presenters will be Amrita Basu (Political Science/Amherst College), Violent Conjuctures in Democratic India (Cambridge University Press, 2015), Elif Babul (Anthropology/Mount Holyoke College), and Fareen Parvez (Sociology/UMass Amherst), Politicizing Islam: A Comparative Analysis of Islamic Revival in France and India (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

6:00-9:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley


Friday, May 5th 

Working Feminism Lecture Series: Academic Feminism At Work - The Year in Review

Join us for our concluding panel and reception

4:00-6:00pm, FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley