Past Events

These are the events hosted at WISER. Other events and press notices are here.

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Name Title Datesort descending
Keith Breckenridge We Must Speak For Ourselves': The Rise And Fall Of The Public Sphere On The Witwatersrand Gold Mines, 1920-1933. 28-Feb-1996
Jean John Comaroff Comaroff The Unreason of the Law 14-Sep-2001
Bogumil Jewsiewicki Mourning and Memory in Congo 28-Sep-2001
Gerti Hesseling Legal Plurism, Decentralization and Conflict in the Sahel 23-Oct-2001
Thomas Blom Hansen Ethnographies of the Post Colonial State 14-Nov-2001
William Beinart Rewriting Twentieth-Century South Africa: General History in a Post-Apartheid Era 20-Nov-2001
Achille Mbembe African Modes of Self-Writing: A Critique of Political Economy and Nativism 18-Feb-2002
Azeem Badroodien Rac(e)ing Crime and Poverty into the Present: The State, Colouredness, and Correctional Institutionalization in the Peri 25-Feb-2002
Ralph Austen Market Integration through Peasantization: The Economic Transformation of Africa, the Carribean and India under Modern C 04-Mar-2002
Noor Nieftagodien The Role of Local Authorities in the Emergence of Group Areas and Modern Townships on the East Rand in the 1950s 11-Mar-2002
Frederic Le Marcis Common Illnesses: Anthropology of Health in Everyday Life in Maasina (Mali) 18-Mar-2002
Shireen Hassim Negotiating Spaces: The role of women in South Africa's transition 25-Mar-2002
Ivor Chipkin Nationalism and Democracy in South Africa 22-Apr-2002
Isabel Hofmeyr African Bodies, European Texts: Picturing The Pilgrim's Progress in Africa 29-Apr-2002
Robert Thornton Chieftainship and Local Government: A Study of Local Attitude in Five Chieftainships in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Northwe 06-May-2002
Catherine Burns Maternity Matters: The Politics of Hospitalized Childbirth in South Africa, 1900-1960 13-May-2002
Keith Breckenridge From Hubris to Chaos: The Makings of the Bewysburo and the end of Documentary Government 20-May-2002
Michael Titlestad The Acoustics of Memory: Historiography and Alterity in Representations of 1950s Township Jazz 27-May-2002
Jonathan Hyslop A Scottish socialist reads Carlyle in Johannesburg Prison, June 1900: Reflections on the literary culture of the imperi 15-Jul-2002
Elisabeth Deliry-Antheaumep School Walls, Walls as Schools in South Africa: An Outside View of educational Institutions 22-Jul-2002
Abebe Zegeye The Anatomy of Discrimation 29-Jul-2002
Ivor Chipkin Functional' and 'Dysfunctional' Communities: A View on the State from the Vantage of 'Development 01-Aug-2002
David Thelen Challenges the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Presents to the Modern Discipline of History 05-Aug-2002
Teresa Dirsuweit Hulle dra nog die Panties': Exploring masculinity in a Women's Prison 06-Aug-2002
Bruce Murray Sports Boycott and Cricket: South Africa's Exclusion from Test Match Cricket, 1970-1971 12-Aug-2002
Raymond Suttner Culture(s) of the African National Congress of South Africa - exile and prison experiences 15-Aug-2002
Chris Landsberg The International Politics of South Africa's Triple Transition 19-Aug-2002
Sarah Nuttall Bodiographies: Writing the Body and the Self 20-Aug-2002
Gerald Kraak Homosexuality and the South Africa Left: The Ambiguities of Exile 27-Aug-2002
Shireen Hassim The Gender Pact and Democratic Consolidation: Institutionalising Gender Equality in the South African State 29-Aug-2002
Arjun Appadurai The Capacity to Aspire 29-Aug-2002
Ato Quayson Symbolisation Compulsions: Freud, African Literature and South Africa's process of Truth and Reconciliation 05-Sep-2002
Puleng Hanong Body and Voice in South Sotho Rape Testimonials 10-Sep-2002
Stephen Gelb South Africa's role in Africa and for the development of the African Agenda 12-Sep-2002
Collaborations
Name Title Datesort descending
The Burden of Race? 05-Jul-2001
Literary Studies, New Literacies and New Publics: Translating Between the Disciplines 08-Apr-2002
The Limits of Historical Invention 23-Apr-2002
Provincializing Europe, Globalizing Africa: Can African Studies be Global? 06-May-2002
New Perspectives on Law, Crime and the Moral Logics of Everyday Life 07-May-2002
Anthropology of Violence: Gangs in Latin America 09-May-2002
Methodologies of Household Surveying 03-Jun-2002
Settler Modernity 19-Jun-2002
The Fact of Blackness: Reading Fanon 20-Jun-2002
Mapping a Contact-Zone: The Southern Indian Ocean  24-Jun-2002
The Modernity of Witchcraft  05-Aug-2002
The Politics of Memory  06-Aug-2002
Ethnographies of Sex  15-Aug-2002
Theorizing the Present  22-Aug-2002
Seminars
Name Title Datesort descending
The Unreason of the Law 14-Sep-2001
Mourning and Memory in Congo 28-Sep-2001
Legal Pluralism, Decentralization and Conflict in the Sahel 23-Oct-2001
Ethnographies of the Post Colonial State 14-Nov-2001
Rewriting Twentieth-Century South Africa: General History in a Post-Apartheid Era 20-Nov-2001
Writing on Witchcraft in Times of AIDS 01-Feb-2002
African Modes of Self-Writing: A Critique of Political Economy and Nativism 05-Feb-2002
Market Integration through Peasantization: The Economic Transformation of Africa, the Caribbean and India under Modern C 18-Feb-2002
Rac(e)ing Crime and Poverty into the Present: The State, Colouredness, and Correctional Institutionalization in the Peri 01-Mar-2002
The Role of Local Authorities in the Emergence of Group Areas and Modern Townships on the East Rand in the 1950s 11-Mar-2002
Common Illnesses: Anthropology of Health in Everyday Life in Maasina (Mali) 18-Mar-2002
Negotiating Spaces: The role of women in South Africa's transition 25-Mar-2002
Ways of Living, Ways of Dying and the South African City 25-Mar-2002
Globalizing Bestsellers: the Case of Marie Corelli 27-Mar-2002
Ways of Reading 08-Apr-2002
Embodied History: Uniqueness and Exemplarity of South African AIDS 12-Apr-2002
Nationalism and Democracy in South Africa 22-Apr-2002
African Bodies, European Texts: Picturing The Pilgrim's Progress in Africa 29-Apr-2002
Chieftainship and Local Government: A Study of Local Attitudes in Five Chieftainships in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Northwe 06-May-2002
Maternity Matters: The Politics of Hospitalized Childbirth in South Africa, 1900 to 1960 13-May-2002
Constituting Democracy: A Sociological Study of Constitution-making in South Africa in the 1990s 20-May-2002
From Hubris to Chaos: The Makings of the Bewysburo and the end of Documentary Government 20-May-2002
Military Slaves and the Making of Ethnic Identity: The Case of Chikunda 21-May-2002
The Acoustics of Memory: Historiography and Alterity in Representations of 1950s Township Jazz 27-May-2002
Global Finance and the Prospects for Democracy in the Emerging World Order 17-Jun-2002
Memory, Justice, Inclusion 19-Jun-2002
The Jo'burg Memo: Fairness in a  fragile World 26-Jun-2002
A Scottish socialist reads Carlyle in Johannesburg Prison, June 1900: Reflections on the literary culture of the imperia 15-Jul-2002
Split Screen: 'Local' and 'Diasporic' Film in the Anglophone Caribbean 17-Jul-2002
A History of the Word 'Hungochani' (homosexulaity) 19-Jul-2002
School Walls, Walls as Schools in South Africa: An Outside View of educational Institutions 22-Jul-2002
Uncovering the Men' in Men's Health: Working with Desire, Diversions and Demons 25-Jul-2002
The Anatomy of Discrimination 29-Jul-2002
Functional' and 'Dysfunctional' Communities: A View on the State from the Vantage of 'Development 01-Aug-2002
Challenges the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Presents to the Modern Discipline of History 05-Aug-2002
Hulle dra nog die Panties': Exploring masculinity in a Women's Prison 06-Aug-2002
Witchcraft and Modernity: A Strange Complicity 07-Aug-2002
Sports Boycott and Cricket: South Africa's Exclusion from Test Match Cricket, 1970-1971 12-Aug-2002
Culture(s) of the African National Congress of South Africa - exile and prison experiences 15-Aug-2002
The International Politics of South Africa's Triple Transition 19-Aug-2002
Bodiographies: Writing the Body and the Self 20-Aug-2002
Criminal Obsessions: Imagining Order After Apartheid 22-Aug-2002
Homosexuality and the South Africa Left: The Ambiguities of Exile 27-Aug-2002
The Capacity to Aspire 29-Aug-2002
The Gender Pact and Democratic Consolidation: Institutionalising Gender Equality in the South African State 29-Aug-2002
Symbolisation Compulsions: Freud, African Literature and South Africa's process of Truth and Reconciliation 05-Sep-2002
Body and Voice in South Sotho Rape Testimonies 10-Sep-2002
South Africa's role in Africa and for the development of the African Agenda 12-Sep-2002
Public Events
Name Title Datesort descending
WISER was officially launched at a function hosted by the Vice-Chancellor 14-Sep-2001
Kala Pani:  09-Apr-2002
Bo-Tsotsi: Youth Gangs of Soweto,  17-May-2002
Speakers: 21-Aug-2002

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