July 2023 Global Southern Forum Sessions

July 2023 Global Southern Forum Sessions

Many pathbreaking concepts and theories have been generated in the Global South since the start of the twenty-first century. In this inaugural July Global Southern Forum, we will revisit and clarify some of them with the aim of how they can and should inform our current and future research, institutional, and activist endeavors.

Monday, 17 July


14.30 – 14.45 SAST

(8:30- 8:45 AM EDT)

Introduction: “Beginning the conversation” Sinfree Makoni, Jane Gordon, Chanel van der Merwe & Phoebe Quaynor

14.50 – 15.50 SAST

(8:50-9:50 AM EDT)

“Origins, memory, archive, heritage, and the revitalisation of the Humanities” Pamela Maseko

16.00 – 18.00 SAST

(10:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT)

“The Mandela name and the ideas of early African intellectuals in the Eastern Cape”  Nomalanga Mkhize & Pamela Maseko


Tuesday, 18 July


14.30 – 17.00 SAST

(8:30- 11:30 AM EDT)

“Global Africa and Global Blackness” Michael West, Rozena Maart & Arthur Spears


Wednesday, 19 July


14.30 – 15.30 SAST

(8:30-9:30 AM EDT)

Imagining African Futures”  Uchenna Okeja

15.45 – 17.45 SAST

(9:45-11:45 AM EDT)

“A Conversation on Hauntology” John Joseph & Ana Deumert

Thursday, 20 July


14.30 – 15.45 SAST

(8:30-9:45 AM EDT)

“Migration, language, and economy: Perspectives from the African continent” Cecile Vigouroux

16.00 – 17.45 SAST

(10:00-11:45 AM EDT)


The meanings of Creolization 

Salikoko Mufwene and Jane Gordon

Friday, 21 July


14.30 – 17.00 SAST

(8:30-11:00 AM EDT)

“Implications of Africana thought for Linguistic studies”: A conversation. Sinfree Makoni, Lewis Gordon & Lynn Mario Menezes de Souza


17.15 – 18.00 SAST

(11:15 AM- 12:00 PM EDT)

Discussion: The Inaugural July Global Southern Forum 2024


You can find a PDF flyer to share here: Virtual July Global Southern Forum 2023