Announcements

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 1:00pm

Srimati Basu

The Governing Intimacies Project invites you to a seminar by Srimati Basu Cures and Side Effects: Feminist Reform and Law in India This talk considers the promise of governance feminism to be a primary remedy to address gender more

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

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 5:00pm

Shireen Hassim

In the second half of 2017, WiSER will launch a Medical Memoirs series as part of its medical humanities programme. The series will consist of several events in a range of formats, from discussions of individual texts with their authors, more

Thursday, 31 August 2017 - 1:00pm

Keith Breckenridge

The next meeting of this reading group will be on Thursday, 31 August, from 1 - 2.30pm in the Wiser seminar room.  We will be reading Douglas Holmes' Economy of Words (2014).  Anyone interested in joining this discussion should please more

Monday, 4 September 2017 - 3:00pm

Benson A Mulemi

Partial or complete absence of the melanin pigment in the skin, eyes, and hair constitute varied cultural expressions and labels denoting albinos or persons with albinism (PWA). Popular cross-cultural references to albinism and albinos in more

Wednesday, 6 September 2017 - 8:30am

Sarah Nuttall

08:30-08:45     Introduction: Sarah Nuttall 08:45-09:45     Lenore Manderson: Nerve: Conversations with Lenore                         (discussant: Victoria Hume) 09:45-10:00     Break 10:00-10:45     Glen Ncube: “Medical Biographies” 10: more

Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 11:30pm

Didier Fassin

The School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, announces open applications for the 2018-2019 Summer Program in Social Science. Conducted in collaboration with the Wits Institute for Social and Economic more

Monday, 18 September 2017 - 3:00pm

Faeeza Ballim

It is well-established in the South African historiography that the apartheid government adopted a new “language of legitimation” (Posel, 1984) in the aftermath of the 1976 student uprisings. In this reformulation of authoritarian more

Monday, 2 October 2017 - 3:00pm

Darja Djordjevic

This paper examines the various types of experimentation that are built into the practice of oncology within Rwanda’s developing national infrastructure, with a focus on historicizing malignancy there by examining trajectories of research more

Monday, 9 October 2017 - 3:00pm

Bodhi Kar

Between 1919 and 1931, the question of unfree “native labour” was constantly shuttled and moved around between various agencies of the League of Nations. Since the formation of the International Labour Organization in 1919 and the first more

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