Announcements

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

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 1:00pm

Kate Chandler

WiSER invites you to a lunch time seminar by Kate Chandler(Georgetown University) Drone Publics? A recent article published in The Guardian heralds, “From killing machines to agents of hope: the future of drones in Africa,” proposing to more

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 1:00pm

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

Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 2:00pm

Michelle Leon

Demonstrations and short discussion of these primary source digital collections from Newsbank that enable students and scholars to explore diverse aspects of the African past in unique new ways.

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

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 - 8:30am

Megan Vaughan

The Health Communication Unit (HCRU) welcomes you to a talk by Professor Megan Vaughan. Professor Megan Vaughan, University College London, United Kingdom, Professor of African History and Health, Institute for Advanced Studies, more

Monday, 10 April 2017 - 3:00pm

Gregory Dowd

For the period that we might loosely call "late pre-industrial" in both Southern Africa and North America: What was the relationship between colonialism and profound indigenous developments--new social formations, family arrangements, more

Thursday, 13 April 2017 - 1:00pm

Eva Riedke

Present-day virginity testing is more of a ‘public health ritual’ than a ‘diagnostic measure’ – an effort to deploy collective pressure so as to increase responsibility for sexual relations in times of AIDS. Exploring arguments such as more

Saturday, 15 April 2017 (All day)

Keith Breckenridge

Please note that the deadline for application has been extended to April 15, 2017. WITS INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH (WiSER) UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP in the Medical more

Monday, 24 April 2017 - 3:00pm

Edgar Taylor

A drinking party in Kampala in December 1963 nearly precipitated a breakdown in East Africa’s nascent postcolonial social and political orders. This paper combines affective and political histories to underscore the fragility of those more

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