Monday, 27 February 2017 - 3:00pm

Rita Kesselring

Bodies of Truth offers an intimate account of how apartheid victims deal with the long-term effects of violence, focusing on the intertwined themes of embodiment, injury, victimhood, and memory. In 2002, victims of apartheid-era violence more

Monday, 6 March 2017 - 3:00pm

Andreas Kalyvas

The paper proposes a postcolonial reading of Carl Schmitt’s history and theory of international law. It takes his claim that “The colony is the basic spatial fact of hitherto existing European international law,” its “foundation” and “ more

Monday, 13 March 2017 - 3:00pm

Nompumelelo Zinhle Manzini

This research aims to indicate the sense in which African conceptions of persons can be considered gendered, ableist and anti-queer. In making the case for this I look at the Force Thesis, Shadow Thesis and Ifeanyi Menkiti’s normative more

Monday, 20 March 2017 - 3:00pm

Bettina Malcomess

This paper would like to explore some of my initial research for my PhD in film studies around the role of film in the production of the colonial imagination. The research aims to address the question of how cinematic form and mechanically more

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 12:00pm

Reinhart Kössler

A talk by Reinhart Kössler The genocide perpetrated by the German colonial army in present-day Namibia in 1904-1908 has for a long time been subject to controversy. Only in 2015, the German government acceded to call what had happened a more

Thursday, 23 March 2017 - 1:00pm

Keith Breckenridge

The next reading group meeting of the WISER Interrogating Political Economy series will take place on Thursday 23 March 2017, from 1 to 2.30 PM, in the WISER seminar room. We will be discussing the work of Koray Çalışkan and Michel Callon more

Monday, 27 March 2017 - 3:00pm

Candice Jansen

Cedric Nunn (b.1957-) is a South African anti-apartheid photographer and a long time biographic chronicler of identity. Classified as coloured, yet self-identifying as black, Nunn resisted the complicity that was inextricable from coloured more

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 12:00pm

Marissa Mika

On any given morning in the radiotherapy bunker at a Major National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, 80 to 100 patients line up for radiotherapy, or being “roasted,” as it is known in Luganda. The services at Major National rely on a more

Monday, 3 April 2017 - 3:00pm

Richard Pithouse

In South Africa, as elsewhere, the elite public sphere is often best understood as being largely a site of intra-elite contestation. Political ideas and practices in the sphere of what is variously termed subaltern, plebeian or popular more