The Smith Project on Women and Social Change is an interdisciplinary faculty research group. Founded in 1978, the project draws together faculty from a range of disciplines including anthropology, political science, sociology, education, history, exercise and sport studies, literature, psychology, religion, and economics.
lecture by the poet and writer christian mcewen
March 27, 2014, 5:00 PM, Seelye 106, Poet and writer Christian McEwen, "Listening to Poets/Poets Listening". Ms. McEwen has interviewed over 30 poets, including Gwyneth Lewis, Matthew and Michael Dickman, Chase Twichell, Ko Un, Maxine Kumin, Rita Dove, Ella Voigt, and Yusef Komunyakaa. The poets discuss their personal histories, habitual writing practices and their literary influences and development. Ms. McEwen has transcribed and analyzed this information, which she has included in her new book, Sparks from the Anvil, to be published in 2014. Ms. McEwen will lecture on her conclusions based on these interviews. Free and open to the public.
Educating women course (idp 140)
We are pleased to post videos from our six-week course offered last fall at Smith College on Educating Women.
This one-credit course is built around a lecture series addressing the following topics:
September 12, 2012. Why Educate Women?: An overview of the course and a discussion of access and inequity in American education. Speakers: Susan C. Bourque (Government Department, Smith College) and Paula Giddings (African American Studies Department, Smith College).
September 19, 2012. Higher Education for Women and the History of Smith College. Speaker: Carol T. Christ, President of Smith College.
October 3, 2012. From Jean Jacques Rousseau to Edward Clark: The Impact of European Ideas on American Women's Education. Speakers: Rosetta Cohen (Education and Child Study, Smith College) and Jennifer Hall-Witt (History Department, Smith College).
October 10, 2012. Education for Girls and Women in Developing Countries. Panelists: Cris Smith (Center for International Education, UMass Amherst), Beth Murphy (Film Producer); Sharmila Ghosha Sinha (Smith Trustee), and Hoon Eng Khoo (University of Singapore and Smith Trustee).
October 17, 2012. Gender Differences? Education and Women's Underrepresentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Speakers: Susannah Howe (Picker Engineering Program, Smith College) and Donna Riley (Picker Engineering Program, Smith College).
October 24, 2012. Gender Equity, Education, Law and the Lives of Girls in the aftermath of Title IX. Panelists: Carrie Baker (Program for the Study of Women and Gender, Smith College), Christine M. Shelton (Department of Exercise and Sport Studies, Smith College), and Kim Gandy (Feminist Majority and NOW, Activist-in-Residence).
Women's Education Worldwide (WEW) Meetings:
WEW 2014, June 2014, hosted by Agnes Scott and Spelman Colleges, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
WEW Student Conference, June 2015, hosted by Collegio Nuovo, Pavia, Italy.
January 8-10, 2013, Higher Colleges of Technology -- Dubai Women's Campus, Dubai, UAE
Click the Link Above for details and registration forms.
June 8-12, 2012, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
May 31–June 3, 2011
Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges
For more information, visit Women's Education Worldwide.
acosta/carpenter study on status of women in intercollegiate sport
35 Year Update released
Women in Intercollegiate Sport, a National, Longitudinal Study - 1977 to 2012
Download at www.acostacarpenter.ORG or go to our Resources page for more information.