Schedule

We are pleased to share the first instalments of the schedule the schedule for the Womandla! Online Seminar Series, beginning with Panel 1 on Friday 9 April 2021. Keep up to date with the developing schedule via this website.

Please note that each seminar in the series will take place at a different time and date based on time zones that are amenable to the presenters in that panel. In consequence, across the entirety of the Womandla! Online Seminar Series, there will be seminars that are at comfortable times for those located in Africa/Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and the Americas.

Panel 1: Sex Work and Sexual Health in Women's History
 

Date: Friday 9 April 2021

Time: 1pm South Africa Standard Time (SAST) / 12noon British Summer Time (BST) / 9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Place: Zoom

Opening Remarks: Simamkele Dlakavu (University of Cape Town)


Presenter: Kundai Manamere (International Studies Group, University of the Free State)
Title: "Re-open Chigarapasi! Urban Belonging and Sex Work in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe"

Presenter: Kate Law (University of Nottingham)
Title: "'For women who would not toe the line': South Africa, the British Anti-Apartheid Movement, and the Debate over Depo-Provera, c.1980-1987"

Presenters: Duduzile Dlamini (SWEAT / Mothers for the Future) and Marion Stevens (Stellenbosch University)
Title: "Sex Workers' Experiences of Accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health Services"

Chair: Ana Stevenson (James Cook University / University of the Free State)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.

Panel 2: Indian Women in Politics and Internationalism

Date: Saturday 24 April 2021

Time: 10am South Africa Standard Time (SAST) / 9am British Summer Time (BST) / 1:30pm India Standard Time (IST) / 6pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Place: Zoom

Presenter: Rosalind Parr (University of St Andrews)

Title: "'We should and must do this work ourselves': The All-India Women's Conference and the Decolonisation of International Feminism, 1927-1947"

Presenter: Manisha Chachra (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Title: "Women's Empowerment in Nineteenth-Century Social Reform Movements and Hindu Right India: Unveiling Motherhood Politics in the Global South"

Presenter: Sunita Purty (Advanced Centre for Women's Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences)

Title: "Tribal Women's Resistance against State Repression: A Study of Jharkhand State, India"

Presenter: Annie Devenish (University of the Witwatersrand)

Title: "A Tale of Two Charters: The Indian Women's Charter of Rights and Duties (1945) and the Federation of South African Women's Charter (1954), Postwar Feminism, Transnationalism, and International Solidarity"

Chair: Kate Law (University of Nottingham)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.

Panel 3: Gender Violence in the Global South and Global North

Date: Wednesday 28 April 2021

Time: 10am South Africa Standard Time (SAST) / 9am British Summer Time (BST) / 5:30pm ACST (Australian Central Standard Time) / 6pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Place: Zoom

Presenter: Simamkele Dlakavu (University of Cape Town)

Title: "Feminist Organising against Sexual Violence in Democratic South Africa: The One in Nine Campaign"

Presenter: Chet Fransch (Stellenbosch University)

Title: "Commemorating the Unsung Heroine of the Western Cape: Rape Trial Testimonies and the Fight against Sexual Violence in the Twentieth Century"

Presenter: Chavonne Cupido (University of Cape Town)

Title: "A Case Study of Clemency in Pre- and Post-Apartheid South Africa"

Presenter: Chay Brown (Australian National University)

Title: "Principles of Good Practice to Prevent Violence against Women in Australia's Northern Territory"

Chair: Ana Stevenson (James Cook University / University of the Free State)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.

Panel 4: African Histories of Childhood, Education, and Student Protest

Date: Saturday 8 May 2021

Time: 10am South Africa Standard Time (SAST) / 10am Central Africa Time (CAT) / 9am West Africa Standard Time (WAST) 6pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Place: Zoom

Presenter: Monique Kwachou (University of the Free State)

Title: "What it Means to Do African-Feminist Education Research"

Presenter: Ivo Mhike (Univeristy of Zimbabwe / University of the Free State

Title: "'A Career for Our Girls': Domestic Science Education in Rhodesia Schools, 1930s-1960s"

Presenter: Ibrahim O. Salawu (Kwara State University)

Title: "A Political Economy Approach to Understanding the Scourge of Girl Child Trafficking in Lagos State, Nigeria"

Presenter: Victor H. Mlambo (University of Zululand)

Title: "Child Marriages and their Developmental Implications: The Conundrum Facing Young Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa"

Chair: Rebecca Swartz (International Studies Group, University of the Free State)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.

Panel 5: Place, Space, and the Environment in Women's Activism

Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021

Time: 4pm South Africa Standard Time (SAST) / 3pm West Africa Standard Time (WAST) /11am Argentina Standard Time (AST) / 9am US Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Place: Zoom

 

Presenter: Abosede Omowumi Babatunde (University of Ilorin)

Title: "The Ogoni Women Movement and the Struggles for Environmental Justice in Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region"

 

Presenter: Mariana Daniela Gómez (CONCIET / Universidad Nacional de San Martín)

Title: "Interpellations and Challenges on One Side and the Other: Indigenous Women and the Feminist Movement in Argentina"

 

Presenter: Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez Aguilera (The University of Texas at Austin)

Title: "Grieving Geographies:  Gender, Racialization and Environmental Degradation in the Coast of Oaxaca, México"

 

Presenter: Stephanie Quinn (International Studies Group, University of the Free State)

Title: "'Inburgering,' Clandestine Citizenship, and Gendered Reproduction Across the Compound-Location Line in Walvis Bay, Namibia, Under South African Rule, 1959-1994"

Chair: Paige Patchin (University College London)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.

Panel 6: Midwives, Housewives, and Womanhood in Southern Africa

Date: Monday 24 May 2021

Time: 1pm South Africa Standard Time (SAST) / 1pm Central Africa Time (CAT) / 12noon British Summer Time (BST) / 9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Place: Zoom

 

Presenter: Priscillah Machinga (International Studies Group, University of the Free State)

Title: "A Historical study of Ananyamuktua – Shona Midwives: Identity, roles and Development, From the Eve of Colonial Rule to Twentieth-Century Zimbabwe"

 

Presenters: Ushehwedu Kufakurinani (University of Johannesburg / University of Warwick) and Precious Makoni (University of Zimbabwe)

Title: "Feminist housewives: National Housewives Register in Zimbabwe’s History, 1970s to 1980s"

 

Presenter: Unaludo Sechele (International Studies Group, University of the Free State)

Title: "The Return of Husbands: Of Male Labour Returnees and Women in Botswana, c.1970 to the present"

Chair: Caitriona Beaumont (London South Bank University)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.

Panel 7: Women (Re)Making the Nation in Africa and Beyond

Date: Wednesday 2 June 2021

Time: 4pm South African Standard Time (SAST) / 10am US Eastern Time Zone (EST) / 4pm Central European Standard Time (CEST)

Place: Zoom

Presenter: Jessica Ott (Johns Hopkins University)

Title: "Umoja: A feminist discourse of relational personhood in post-socialist Zanzibar"

 

Presenter: Laura Hartmann (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Title: "Activists, Feminists, Womanists, Sisters? Reflecting on moments of solidarity between African American and South African Women’s Movements"

 

Presenters: Noran Atteya and Christopher Isike (University of Pretoria)

Title: "Islamic Feminism and Peace Building: A way forward for women’s participation?"

Presenter: Megan Doney (New River Community College)

Title: "Imagining Mothers, Imagining Men: Constructions of Gender in Gun Violence Activism"

Chair: Sara Dorman (University of Edinburgh)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.

Panel 8: Queer Histories in the Global South

Date: Monday 7 June 2021

Time: 1pm South African Standard Time (SAST) / 4:30pm India Standard Time (IST) / 2pm Eastern Africa Time (EAT) / 9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Place: Zoom

Presenter: Rhea Bose (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) and Asmita Kundu (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Title: "The Politics of Time, Nationality, and Identity in the Writings of Lesbian Histories of India"

 

Presenters: Liesl Theron (Independent Scholar) and Julius K. Kaggwa (SIPD Uganda)

Title: "Trans and Intersex History Line in Africa: A Focus on Southern and Eastern Africa"

 

Presenter: Kamogelo Molobye (University of the Witwatersrand)

Title: "Black Queer Feminism and the Questioning of Being and Belonging"

Chair: Stephanie Quinn (University of the Free State)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.

Panel 9: Feminism and Activism in the Digital Age

Date: Wednesday 16 June 2021

Time: 4pm South African Standard Time (SAST) / 3pm British Summer Time (BST) / 10am US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Place: Zoom

Presenter: Laura Loyola-Hernandez (University of Leeds)

Title: "Al Glitter de Guerra: Instagram Posts as Forms of Feminist Protest in Everyday Mexico"

 

Presenter: Marcia Mandiyanike (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Title: "Dissenting Voices in the Face of Oppression: The Rise of Social Movements in a Digital Age"

 

Presenter: Gorata Chengeta (University of the Witwatersrand)

Title: "The Politics and Genealogy of the #RuReferenceList"

Presenter: Kutlwano Mokgwathi (Ohio University)

Title: "Situating Southern African Masculinities: A Multimodal Thematic Analysis of the Construction of Rape Culture and Cultured Violence in the Digital Age of #MenAreTrash and #AmINext?"

Chair: Simamkele Dlakavu (University of Cape Town)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.

Panel 10: Women in African History, Activism, and Memory

Date: Saturday 26 June 2021

Time: 7pm South Africa Standard Time (SAST)

Place: Zoom

Presenter: Emma Lundin (Malmö University)

Title: "Activism in Exile: ANC Women in Sweden, 1974-1994"

 

Presenter: Marceline Rumbidzai Chimombe (Independent Scholar)

Title: "Widows and Empire: A Case Study of Southern Rhodesia’s Widows’ Pension Fund, 1940s to 1980"

 

Presenter: Stephanie Cawood (University of the Free State)

Title: "Gendered (In)Securities and the Memoralisation of Struggle in Postliberation Africa"

Chair: Ushehwedu Kufakurinani (University of Johannesburg / University of Warwick)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.

Panel 11: Feminist and Postcolonial Imaginaries

Date: Monday 28 June 2021

Time: 1pm South Africa Standard Time (SAST) / 12noon British Summer Time (BST) / 9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Place: Zoom

Presenter: Ana Stevenson (James Cook University / University of the Free State)

Title: "The Black Sash, the Origins of Womandla!, and the End of Apartheid: Race-Based Analogies in Transnational Feminist Thought"

 

Presenter: Christi-Lee du Plessis (University of Johannesburg)

Title: "Illustrator as Feminist Activist: How Illustration can Play a Role in Feminism Activism through its Visual Communication"

Presenter: Rosa V. Campbell (University of Cambridge)

Title: "Close Pine Gap Love from Us: Considering Women’s 1980s Peace Camps in Global Context"

Presenter: Lucy Delap (University of Cambridge)

Title: "'I was very much taken in by sisterhood': Spare Rib Magazine and Postcolonial Feminisms"

Chair: Rochelle Rowe-Wiseman (University College London)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.

Panel 12: Women's Cultures of Religion, Activism, and Social Reform

Date: Wednesday 7 July 2021

Time: 10am South Africa Standard Time (SAST) / 9am British Summer Time (BST) / 6pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Place: Zoom

Presenter: Deborah Lee-Talbot (Deakin University)

Title: "'Our Sisters, who and where are they': Examining How Religiosity and Gender are Exhibited in Papers of Jane Chalmers Written on the Rarotonga Mission Sites, from 1866 to 1877"

 

Presenter: Munyaradzi Mushonga (University of the Free State)

Title: "Against All Odds: The Regulation and Ostracisation of Sex and Inter-Racial Marriages – The Cases of Ruth Williams and Seretse Khama, and Adriana von Hoorn and Patrick Matimba"

 

Presenter: Isolde de Villiers (University of the Free State)

Title: "The Women of Schubert Park: The Story of a Momentary Movement"

Presenter: Deborah Gaitskell (SOAS University of London)

Title: "Prayer, Preaching, and Practicalities: Female Church Groups in Southern Africa as Social Movements"

Chair: Emma Lundin (Malmö University)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.