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Call: Conference "Womandla! Feminism and Social Movements in the Global South" (7–8 July 2020)

Bloemfontein, South Africa

Histories of social movements in the Global South remain dominated by the visions and achievements of male activists. Feminist scholars have responded by demonstrating the central role that women have played in social movements, especially the civil rights, women's liberation, and anti-apartheid movements. Building on current historiographical trends toward transnational histories of women, gender, and feminist activism, this conference seeks to bring together historians and feminist scholars concerned with feminism and social movements in the Global South, but particularly across sub-Saharan Africa. It also aims to trace the global exchanges taking place between individual activists, their networks, and their ideas in order to draw connections between scholarship about social movements in the Global south and Global North. By connecting past and present, this conference will develop new approaches to the conceptualisation of contemporary social movements and their many predecessors.

Keynotes: Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola and Dr Sharon Crozier-De Rosa

Organisers: Dr Kate Law and Dr Ana Stevenson
Due: 15 December 2015
Contact: womandlaconference@gmail.com

Further details about the CFP can be seen via their website.