International Studies Group

Bloemfontein, South Africa


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Feminism and Social Movements in the Global South

Feminism and Social Movements in the Global South


Originally 6–8 July 2020


Currently postponed due to Coronavirus (COVID–19)


University of the Free State

Bloemfontein, South Africa


Womandla! Feminism and Social Movements in the Global South is a scholarly conference that seeks to bring together historians of feminism, social movements, and women, as well as interdisciplinary scholars from across the fields of women's and gender studies, feminist theory, queer theory, critical race studies, childhood studies, literary studies, and further afield.

As of 24 March 2020, conference organisers Kate Law and Ana Stevenson have had to make the very difficult decision of postponing this conference due to the global situation relating to Coronavirus (COVID–19). While some other conferences and academic events have moved online, we know that not everyone has the same access to the internet and so we do not see this as a feasible alternative at this stage.


When this conference is rescheduled, it will be hosted by the International Studies Group and will take place in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Once the conference organisers have a clearer idea of when it might be possible to reschedule, we will be in touch with delegates to discuss the most feasible possibilities.


Thanks to the generous financial support of Third World Quarterly’s Global South Colloquium Fund, we have been able to ensure that the conference will be free to attend when it does take place. This conference is also the beneficiary of funding and support from the Institute Français d’Afrique du Sud – Recherche / French Institute of South Africa – Research, the University of Nottingham, and the International Studies Group, University of the Free State.





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 Image credits:

Shweshwe fabric: Saaleha Bamjee, Flickr, 2009; Womandla! cartoon: Black Sash Collection, BC 668: F Manuscripts & Archives Department, University of Cape Town. 

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