Past Events

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

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Public Events
Name Titlesort descending Date
Keith Breckenridge Beyond Governmentality and Developmentalism: The Infrastructure of Citizenship 07-Jul-2012
Monica Popescu Beyond the Black Atlantic: Angola, The Eastern Bloc and the Cold War 15-Apr-2014
Birds of Heaven 21-Jun-2006
Black Intellectual Traditions and Democratic Thought 12-Sep-2007
Black Nationalism and the Limits of Racial Freedom 25-Apr-2006
Bo-Tsotsi: Youth Gangs of Soweto,  17-May-2002
Catherine Burns Body Knowledge: Medicine and the Humanities in Conversation 02-Sep-2013
Ebrahim Deen Boko Haram : Nigeria's Militancy Problem 05-Apr-2016
Jacob Dlamini Book Discussion - Jacob Dlamini's Askari 29-Oct-2014
Keith Breckenridge Book Discussion -- Saving Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa 06-Dec-2012
Book Launch and Conversation 10-May-2010
Liz Gunner Book Launch of Radio in Africa: Publics, Cultures, Communities 22-Mar-2012
Caroline Jeannerat Book launch: Embroiled - Jeannerat, Morier-Genoud and Péclard 26-Jul-2012
Boubacar Boris Diop 16-Sep-2009
Bronx-Barbes 20-Jun-2006
Bush of Ghosts 14-Oct-2010
Bush Wars', Citizens and Healing: Mediations of Violence in South Africa and Rwanda 21-Oct-2010
Victoria Hume Can music help us understand delirium in hospital? 15-Apr-2016
Ruha Benjamin Can the Subaltern Genome Code? Rethinking Race, Science, and Subjectivity 30-Jun-2014
Chairperson: 03-Oct-2002
Cheryl Carolus 25-Feb-2004
Marissa Mika Cobalt Blues: The Half Life of Radiotherapy in Uganda 29-Mar-2017
Colloquium on Medical Male Circumcision 02-Sep-2014
Jacklyn Cock Complex Relations of Marxism and Feminism : Democratic Marxism 19-Sep-2016
Concepts of Transformation and the Social Structure of South Africa 26-Apr-2006
Collaborations
Name Titlesort descending Date
Biography 31-May-2003
Catherine Burns Body Knowledge: Medicine and the Humanities in Conversation 15-Mar-2013
Sarah Nuttall Call for applications to 2014 annual JWTC session 21-Mar-2014
Shireen Hassim Chantal Mouffe in Conversation 10-Mar-2016
City and Terror 07-Feb-2003
Class Acts: is the Concept of Class Still Alive in the Social Sciences? 28-Mar-2004
Colloquium on the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s seminal book, Hind Swaraj 25-Nov-2011
Constituting Democracy 09-Sep-2004
Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date
Biometric Government in the New South Africa 10-Oct-2002
Carolyn Dinshaw Black Skin, Green Masks: Medieval Foliate Heads, Racial Trauma, and Queer World-making. 29-Aug-2016
Rita Kesselring Bodies of Truth: Law, Memory and Emancipation in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Book discussion and launch 27-Feb-2017
Bodiographies: Writing the Body and the Self 20-Aug-2002
Body and Voice in South Sotho Rape Testimonies 10-Sep-2002
James Fowkes Building the Constitution 19-Apr-2017
Allen Isaacman Cahora Bassa : Extending South Africa's Tentacles of Empire 1965-2010 16-Feb-2015
Achille Mbembe CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: New Ethnographies of Johannesburg 15-Jun-2014
Nicole Fleetwood Carceral Aesthetics: Prison Art and Public Culture 14-Apr-2016
Andreas Kalyvas Carl Schmitt's Postcolonial Imagination 06-Mar-2017
Challenges the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Presents to the Modern Discipline of History 05-Aug-2002
Changing Contexts, Shifting Identities: Identity Formation Through the eyes of learners at a South African High School  06-Oct-2003
Chieftainship and Local Government: A Study of Local Attitudes in Five Chieftainships in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Northwe 06-May-2002
Child Soldiers in African Fiction 19-May-2008
Madhumita Lahiri Children of the Sun: W.E.B. Du Bois, Jessie Redmon Fauset, and The Brownies’ Book (1920-21) 05-Jul-2016
Ellison Tjirera City as a Creature of Law – Revisiting Windhoek’s Legal Architecture 25-Apr-2016
City Forms and Writing the 'Now' 'in South Africa 25-Aug-2003
Adam Hanieh Class, State and the crisis of legitimacy in the Arab World 23-May-2017
David Johnson Clements Kadalie and the language of freedom 26-May-2016
Cloning Cultures: The Reproduction of Sameness and Race Critical Theory 29-Jul-2003
Colonialism, Limited: The Imperial Chartered Company in British Culture' 23-Mar-2004
Common Illnesses: Anthropology of Health in Everyday Life in Maasina (Mali) 18-Mar-2002
Complex emergencies and development: When the state breaks down' 06-Mar-2003
Achille Mbembe Concerning Violence: Reading Beyond Sartre 05-Oct-2015
Conflict transformation through dialogue in Africa 19-Feb-2010
Lisa Vetten Consent, Rights and the Regulation of Childhood and Adolescent Sexuality in South Africa 15-Jul-2015
Constituting Democracy: A Sociological Study of Constitution-making in South Africa in the 1990s 20-May-2002
Name Titlesort descending Date
Keith Breckenridge Biometric Government in the New South Africa 10-Oct-2002
Roger Southall Black and Middle Class in South Africa 10-Feb-2014
Roger Southall Black and Middle Class in South Africa, 1910 – 1994 14-Oct-2013
Sarah Nuttall Bodiographies: Writing the Body and the Self 20-Aug-2002
Puleng Hanong Body and Voice in South Sotho Rape Testimonials 10-Sep-2002
Cameroon - The Golden Days of the Kingdom 08-Feb-2012
Ivor Chipkin Can the People Govern? Popular Sovereignty and the Sovereignty of Ordinary People 24-Feb-2014
Ivor Chipkin Capitalism, City, Apartheid in the Twenty First Century 25-Mar-2013
David Thelen Challenges the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Presents to the Modern Discipline of History 05-Aug-2002
Marcelle Dawson Changing Contexts, Shifting Identities: Identity Formation Through the eyesof learners at a South African High School 06-Oct-2003
Robert Thornton Chieftainship and Local Government: A Study of Local Attitude in Five Chieftainships in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Northwe 06-May-2002
Mark Sanders Child Soldiers in African Fiction 19-May-2008
Mark Hunter Circuits of Schooling and the Production of Space: the Household, Education, and Symbolic Struggles after Apartheid 20-Aug-2012
Rory, Carolyn, Litheko Bester, Hamilton, Modisane Circulation, Visual Forms and the Public Life of Ideas 26-Mar-2012
Sarah Nuttall City Forms and Writing the 'Now' in South Africa 25-Aug-2003
David Philemona Goldberg Essed Cloning Cultures: The Reproduction of Sameness and Race Critical Theory 29-Jul-2003
Imraan Coovadia Coetzee: In and Out of Cape Town 27-May-2013
Stephen Donovan Colonialism, Limited: The Imperial Chartered Company in British Culture' 23-Mar-2004
Frederic Le Marcis Common Illnesses: Anthropology of Health in Everyday Life in Maasina (Mali) 18-Mar-2002
Barry Munslow Complex emergencies and development: When the State breaks down' 06-Mar-2003
Dunbar Moodie Confessing Remorse about the Evils of Apartheid: the Dutch Reformed Church in the Nineteen-Eighties 14-Mar-2011
Dereje Wordofa Conflict transformation through dialogue in Africa 19-Feb-2010
Book Launches
Name Titlesort descending Date
Meghan Healy - Clancy Book Launch -- A World of their Own: A History of South African Women's Education by Meghan Healy-Clancy 05-Aug-2013
Sarah Nuttall Book Launch -- CATEGORIES OF PERSONS Rethinking Ourselves and Others by Megan Jones and Jacob Dlamini 10-Oct-2013
Gill Hart Book Launch -- Rethinking the South African Crisis: Nationalism, Populism, Hegemony by Gill Hart 12-Aug-2013
Catherine Burns Book Launch -- Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle by Silvia Federici 17-Sep-2013
Sarah Nuttall Book Launch -- Richard Rive : a partial biography by Shaun Viljoen 23-Oct-2013
Zoe Groves Book Launch -- The Hard Road to Reform: The Politics of Zimbabwe's Global Political Agreement, edited by Brian Raft 18-Apr-2013
Nicky Falkof Book launch : Remains of the Social Desiring the Post-Apartheid 17-Aug-2017
Jonny Steinberg Book Launch : Jonny Steinberg's A Man of Good Hope 26-Sep-2014
Shireen Hassim Book Launch : The Unresolved National Question -- Left Thought Under Apartheid 21-Sep-2017
Ran Greenstein Book Launch: Pretending democracy: Israel, an ethnocratic state 19-Feb-2013
Achille Mbembe Book Launch: The Future as Cultural Fact by Arjun Appadurai 24-Jun-2013
Keith Breckenridge Book Launch: Jeff Guy's Theophilus Shepstone and the Forging of Natal 01-Oct-2013
Catherine Burns Book Launch: Justin Pearce's Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola, 1975–2002 08-Sep-2015
Achille Mbembe Book Lounge Launch of On The Postcolony 06-Aug-2015
Achille Mbembe Cape Town Launch of Critique of Black Reason 20-Jul-2017
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Name Titlesort descending Date
Sarah Emily Duff Call for Nominations: Fass-Sandin Article Prize for 2016 17-Apr-2016
Keith Breckenridge CFA: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Medical Humanities 01-Aug-2017
Corinne Kratz CFP African Critical Inquiry Programme 01-May-2015

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