Five College Consortium

Five College Women's Studies Research Center


In the Five College area

Five College Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Courses

Five College Women's and Gender Studies contacts 2016-2017

Five College Archives and Manuscript Collections
Information about Five College archival holdings, with links to the finding aids of individual archives at each of the institutions. 

Five College Archives Digital Access Project
A digital archive of important historical resources in the Five College consortium. Digitized versions of archival records and manuscript collections relating primarily to women's history -- particularly women's education.

Five College Women's Studies faculty listing

Click on the link below for a listing of Five College faculty identified with individual research interests in women's studies. Faculty are listed by discipline, and then grouped by institution.

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

The annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers is a collaborative, multi-venue event dedicated to nourishing and showcasing the voices of women writers of all ages, from many walks of life.

Center for Public Policy & Administration 

The Center for Public Policy and Administration is the hub of interdisciplinary public policy research, teaching, and engagement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program

Based at Hampshire College, CLPP inspires, educates, trains and supports new activists and leadership to secure reproductive freedom, justice and sexual rights for everyone.

Lorna M. Peterson Prize                                                                                                  The Lorna M. Peterson Prize supports scholarly and creative work by undergraduate students taking part in Five College programs. The $500 prize is awarded annually based on nominations from Five College programs

Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism
A feminist, interdisciplinary journal whose goal is to provide a forum for the finest scholarship and creative work by and about women of color in U.S. and international contexts. The journal is supported by Smith College and is published twice a year.

MHC Archives Scholar in Residence program 

Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections, a department in Library and Information Technology Services (LITS), seeks proposals for scholars to work for a period of up to nine months utilizing the resources of the archive.

Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts
The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts advances social change philanthropy to create economic and social equality for women and girls in Western Massachusetts through grantmaking and strategic initiatives.


Outside the Five College area

American Association of University Women
American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners.

Fembot is a collaboration among faculty, graduate students, media producers, artists, and librarians promoting research on gender, new media and technology. The Fembot community presently spans North America and encourages interdisciplinary and international participation.

The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth College
The  GRID is a meeting ground where researchers, teachers, students, outreach professionals, and scholar-activists from across the globe come together to study, debate, and translate intellectual discussion and practical experience into projects of social justice on a multitude of local, national, and international scales.

Health Sciences Library Database

A database available through the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine which includes a list of recent doctoral dissertations (world-wide) pertaining to both women's history and women's health issues. Service available free to all scholars.


Re:Gender is a network of 120 leading research, policy and advocacy centers committed to improving the lives of women and girls. We provide the latest news, information and strategies needed to ensure fully informed debate

The Pathways Learning Platform 

A new learning resource that repurposes research conducted over the last eight years by an international research programme, Pathways of Women’s Empowerment, for use in the classroom. Designed with usability and accessibility in mind, the platform can be used in lessons or workshops, by groups or independently outside of the learning environment on a range of devices.

Women's eNews is an award-winning nonprofit news service covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women's perspectives on public policy. With writers and readers around the globe Women's eNews' audience stretches from New York City to New Delhi and all points between, reaching an estimated 1.5million readers each year.

Women's Studies Conferences
Women's Studies Conferences: Upcoming conferences in women's studies, gender and related fields. A service of Conference Alerts: Academic Conferences Worldwide. An online listing of conferences by topic.