Past Events

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

This list of events can be exported to spreadsheet here

Name Titlesort descending Date
Keith Breckenridge WISER Interrogating Political Economy Seminar : Economization 23-Mar-2017
Witchcraft and Modernity: A Strange Complicity 07-Aug-2002
Work colonies for white men and the historiography of apartheid 01-Apr-2010
Polo Moji David Coplan Workshops with Graham Furniss 09-Mar-2016
Worlds of Power: Religious Thought and Political Practice in Africa 10-Aug-2004
Writing on Witchcraft in Times of AIDS 01-Feb-2002
Tom Penfold Writing the City from Below 31-May-2016
Writing the City: Four Post-Apartheid texts 24-Feb-2003
Writing the World from an African Metropolis 27-Sep-2004
Zulu xenophobia, Kgatla conspiracies & Pedi plots: Transvaal Native Congress politics in the 1930s 21-Feb-2005
Julie Parle ‘A drug, like a scalpel, in an unskilled hand is a dangerous weapon…’ : South African struggles over pharmaceutical regu 14-Mar-2016
Sarah Emily Duff ‘From Young Adults to Teenagers: Sex Education Manuals and the Making of Modern Youth in Apartheid South Africa’ 10-Oct-2016
Lucy Allais ‘Is there Western Philosophy?’ a discussion with Lucy Allais and Eusebius McKaiser 08-May-2017
‘Maid’ Subject: Democratic Statecraft and Domestic Workers in Post-Apartheid South Africa 26-Mar-2007
“Poor Men’s White: Turning the Popular into Cultural Heritage in Salvador, Bahia” 02-Mar-2009
Public Events
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WISER invites you to the first in the series of: 24-May-2005
WISER was officially launched at a function hosted by the Vice-Chancellor 14-Sep-2001
Sarah Nuttall WiSER Winter Programme in Critical Thought 15-Aug-2017
Workshop on Radio and the Pulse of the Times 26-Oct-2006
Writing on the margin from the margin: Sinclair Beiles 09-Nov-2009
Keith Breckenridge Zotero : Things to get right capturing and sharing records 08-Jun-2017
Keith Breckenridge Zotero Workshop 08-Aug-2012
Andrew van der Vlies ‘Apartheid Cyborg’: Agaat, Adoption, Technics & Time 14-Aug-2013
Rosina Conde ‘Those were the days’, an autobiographical essay which concerns her student days in the 1970s in Mexico. 27-Mar-2012
Hlonipha Mokoena “...if Black girls had long hair” 05-Sep-2016
Name Titlesort descending Date
Sarah Nuttall WiSER-DUKE Writing Fellowship 31-Oct-2013
Name Titlesort descending Date
Wits Workshop on Law and Society 25-Sep-2003
Keith Breckenridge Workshop 1 : Conclusion 17-May-2014
Lynn Thomas Workshop with the Editors of the Journal of African History 03-Jul-2013
Workshop: 22-Aug-2005
Name Titlesort descending Date
Stephen Gerrie Ellis Ter Haar Worlds of Power: Religious Thought and Political Practice in Africa 10-Aug-2004
Liz Gunner Writing the City: Four Post-Apartheid texts 24-Feb-2003
Catherine Burns Writing the history of sex in South Africa 06-Aug-2012
Sarah Achille Nuttall Mbembe Writing the World from an African Metroplis 27-Sep-2004
Phil Bonner Zulu xenophobia, Kgatla conspiracies and Pedi plots: Transvaal Native Congress politics in the 1930s 21-Feb-2005
Cynthia Kros ‘Facing up to the Past’: a comparative venture along the trajectories of two truth commissions – The Independent Commiss 06-May-2013
Meghan Healy-Clancy ‘Marching Forward’: Rethinking African Nationalist Public Culture from the Women’s Pages of the Bantu World, 1935-1948 05-Aug-2013
Marijke du Toit “Anginayo ngisho indibilishi!” (I don’t have a penny!) The gender politics of “Native Welfare” in Durban, 1930-1939. 28-Oct-2013
Dunbar Moodie “Cyril’s eyes lit up.” Roelf Meyer, Francois Venter, the Afrikaner Broederbond and the decision to abandon "group r 07-May-2012
WISH Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date
Aurelia Segatti “Mobutu’s Ghost”: Mobilising against foreign retailers in Kinshasa (DRC). Indigenization, autochthony and emerging urban 26-May-2014