Announcements

Monday, 24 July 2017 - 3:00pm

Kerry Chance

On 14 Jul, 2017, the police officer who shot seventeen-year-old schoolgirl Nqobile Nzuza during a 2013 street protest was convicted of “murder beyond a reasonable doubt.” The discussion of this article will be framed in terms of this more

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - 12:00pm

Sarah Nuttall

WiSER Winter Programme in Critical Thought WiSER’s 2017 Winter Programme in Critical Thought will run from July to September this year. As in 2016, we will design and curate a cluster of afternoon symposia, conferences, seminars and public more

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - 12:00pm

Jean Comaroff John Comaroff

WiSER invites you to a midday symposium on THE POLITICS OF DREAD Commonly defined as fear and anxiety about the future and the possibility of an end to the world, or a world, as we know it, dread conjures up images of collision, more

Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 1:00pm

Jean Comaroff John Comaroff

WiSER and Wits University Press invite you to a launch THE TRUTH ABOUT CRIMESovereignty, Knowledge, Social Order By Jean Comaroff & John L. Comaroff n this book, renowned anthropologists Jean and John L. Comaroff make a more

Monday, 31 July 2017 - 3:00pm

Keith Breckenridge

This paper examines the recent history of population registration and credit surveillance in Kenya.  It argues that the events taking place there are important because they mark out the development of new kinds of administratively created more

Tuesday, 1 August 2017 (All day)

Keith Breckenridge

THE WITS INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH (WiSER) UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP in the Medical Humanities Re-considering lung disease in South Africa : the politics of data more

Thursday, 3 August 2017 - 5:00pm

Andreas Kalyvas

 

Monday, 7 August 2017 - 3:00pm

William Mpofu

I seek to apply and expand Edward Said’s 1982 concept of travelling theory to discuss the state of decoloniality in the South African university now. When theory moves across geographies and travels through human bodies and experiences it more

Monday, 14 August 2017 - 3:00pm

Juan Obarrio

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Monday, 28 August 2017 - 3:00pm

Jim Campbell

Nations, as Isabel Hofmeyr long ago observed, are forged, in part, from words. Many, perhaps most, of those words are in the nature of history, stories of the past that provide explanation, justification, a charter for present more

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