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.
legal tender: women and the secret life of money
Christian McEwen will read a selection of her original money stories on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 5:00pm, Poetry Center, Wright Hall.
Between 2009 and 2014, Christian McEwen interviewed more than 50 women about their relationship to money. That project culminated in a play as well as numerous presentations and events. At this talk, McEwen will read a selection of the original money stories, exploring the "lie, secrets and silences" that are concealed beneath our customary discomfort, and will share some of her own discoveries along the way. Sponsored by the Smith College Project on Women and Social Change. Free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.
acosta/carpenter study on status of women in intercollegiate sport
LATEST STUDY RELEASED 4/10/14.
Thirty-seven year update: Women in Intercollegiate Sport, a National, Longitudinal Study - 1977 to 2014
Download at www.acostacarpenter.ORG.
Educating women course (idp 140)
We are pleased to post videos from our six-week course offered in the fall of 2012 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.