Past Events

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

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Name Titlesort descending Date
Thomas Blom Hansen Ethnographies of the Post Colonial State 14-Nov-2001
Robert Thornton Flows of 'sexual substance' and representation of the body in South Africa 11-Mar-2003
Bernard Magnier Francophone African literature and the critical appraisal of South African literature in France 31-Jul-2008
Veronique Tadjo Francophone African literature: the language issue 24-Jul-2006
Julia Hornberger From Drug Safety to Drug Security 16-Apr-2012
Alex Lichtenstein From Durban to Wiehahn: Black Workers, Employers, and the State in South Africa during the 1970s 25-Feb-2013
Keith Breckenridge From Hubris to Chaos: The Makings of the Bewysburo and the end of Documentary Government 20-May-2002
Yoon Park From Sojourners to Settlers: Early Constructions of Chinese Identity in South Africa, 1870-1948 09-May-2005
Ivor Chipkin Functional' and 'Dysfunctional' Communities: A View on the State from the Vantage of 'Development 01-Aug-2002
Isak Niehaus Gendered Endings: Narratives of Sexuality and Suicide in the South African Lowveld 01-Oct-2002
Elleke Boehmer Global Nets, Textual Webs, or, what isnt new about Empire 04-Feb-2003
Peter Alexander Globalisation and new social identities: A jigsaw puzzle from Johannesburg 25-Apr-2005
Bill Freund Globalisation and the African City: Touba, Abidjan, Durban 20-Sep-2004
Steven Robins Grounding "globalisation from below": "Global citizens" in local spaces' 10-Apr-2003
Lindelwa Dalamba Gwigwi Mrwebi, Ghetto Musicians, and the Jazz Imperative: the Social and Musical Dynamics of South African Jazz in 1960s 15-Oct-2012
Chris Wickham History and Social Memory: Some Problems in their Relatiosnhip 02-Sep-2004
Lorainne Sherr HIV and Parenthood - Mothers overwhelmed, Fathers overlooked 15-Apr-2003
Gerald Kraak Homosexuality and the South Africa Left: The Ambiguities of Exile 27-Aug-2002
Loren Landau Hospitality without hosts: Mobility and communities of convenience in Africa's Urban estuaries 19-Mar-2012
Bernard Dubbeld How social security becomes social insecurity: fluid households, crisis talk and the value of grants in a KwaZulu-Natal 09-Sep-2013
Teresa Dirsuweit Hulle dra nog die Panties': Exploring masculinity in a Women's Prison 06-Aug-2002
Sindre Bangstad Hydra's Heads: Revisiting PAGAD Five Years On 07-Mar-2003
Bruce Janz Imagining and Imaging Place: Exhaustion and Creation at the Edges of Place-Making 22-Oct-2007
Jeff Guy IMIFANEKISO: Photographic portraits from mid-nineteenth century in Natal: the work of Dr R.J. Mann 16-Feb-2004
Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date
Ethnographies of the Post Colonial State 14-Nov-2001
Khumisho Moguerane Everyday identities, formal schooling and the practice of nationalism in Bechuanaland in the early twentieth century 05-Sep-2016
Joshua Walker Face Values: Trust and Suspicion in Democratic Republic of Congo 29-Feb-2016
Terry Kurgan Family Affairs: Acts of Memory and Imagination 14-May-2015
Nigel Gibson Fanon in Tunis: Politics and Psychiatry 06-Oct-2015
Susan Levine Flashes, Fragments, and the Sound Bite in Writing Ethnography 14-Jun-2017
Flows of 'sexual substance' and representation of the body in South Africa 11-Mar-2003
Manon Denoun Forms across the Global Village Exposures and Exhibition For and From Makwacha (Democratic Republic of Congo) 05-Oct-2015
Francophone African literature and the critical appraisal of South African literature in France 31-Jul-2008
Francophone African literature: the language issue. 24-Jul-2006
Lumkile Mondi From proprietorship, public companies to pyramid ownership and control: The evolution of the Financialisation 07-Nov-2016
Eric Allina From 'New Man' to Superman: The politics of work and socialism, from Maputo to Karl-Marx-Stadt, c. 1982 09-May-2016
From Hubris to Chaos: The Makings of the Bewysburo and the end of Documentary Government 20-May-2002
From Sojourners to Settlers: Early Constructions of Chinese Identity in South Africa, 1870-1948 09-May-2005
Functional' and 'Dysfunctional' Communities: A View on the State from the Vantage of 'Development 01-Aug-2002
Achille Mbembe Future Knowledges 29-May-2017
Gendered Endings: Narratives of Sexuality and Suicide in the South African Lowveld 01-Oct-2002
Kirk B. Sides Geographies of Creolization: Thomas Mofolo’s Chaka and the 'Forgotten' Canon of African Literature 24-Jul-2014
German Intellectuals and Nineteenth/early Twentieth Century South Africa 14-Nov-2006
Getting the nation talking about sex': Reflections on the politics of sexuality and nation-building in post aparthe 25-Feb-2003
Global Finance and the Prospects for Democracy in the Emerging World Order 17-Jun-2002
Global Nets, Textual Webs, or, what isn't new about Empire 04-Feb-2003
Globalisation and new social identities: A jig-saw puzzle from Johannesburg 25-Apr-2005
Globalisation and the African City: Touba, Abidjan, Durban 20-Sep-2004
Globalizing Bestsellers: the Case of Marie Corelli 27-Mar-2002
Grounding 'globalisation from below': 'Global citizens' in local spaces' 10-Apr-2003
Darja Djordjevic Historicizing Public Oncology in Rwanda: From Geographies of Incidence to Onco-Nationhood (1915-2015) 02-Oct-2017
History and Social Memory: Some Problems in their Relationship 02-Sep-2004
Jim Campbell History, Memory, and the Mississippi Freedom Movement 28-Aug-2017
HIV and Parenthood - Mothers overwhelmed, Fathers overlooked 15-Apr-2003
Homosexuality and the South Africa Left: The Ambiguities of Exile 27-Aug-2002
Peter Geschiere Homosexuality, Witchcraft, Freemasonry - Postcolonial Obsessions in Cameroon and elsewhere 26-Sep-2016
How to be a 'real' gay: contested identities in small-town South Africa 02-Aug-2007
Hulle dra nog die Panties': Exploring masculinity in a Women's Prison 06-Aug-2002
Sarah Nuttall Humanitarian/Consumer? 16-Sep-2015
Humanities Graduate Centre Keywords/Keythinkers Series 2010 25-Mar-2010
Hydra's Heads: Revisiting PAGAD Five Years On 07-Mar-2005
Drew Thompson ID'ing Mozambique's Post-Independence Development and History from 1975 to 1993 08-Aug-2016
Imagining and Imaging Place: Exhaustion and Creation at the Edges of Place-Making 22-Oct-2007
Public Events
Name Titlesort descending Date
David Johnson European utopias of the Indian Ocean from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries: conquest, trade, and heterosexist fanta 03-May-2012
Richard Rottenburg Evidences and Futures 23-Feb-2017
Penny Siopis Exhibition Opening: Colin Richards, A Fine Line 15-Aug-2013
Facing Up to Race: Equity, Diversity and the Idea of the University 25-Apr-2006
Family Matters: Rethinking Jewish History in South Africa Professor Shula Marks 15-Aug-2006
Fernando Pessoa, Poet of Two Languages and Many Masks 18-Oct-2010
FILM SCREENING: 19-Aug-2003
Keith Breckenridge Finding and Managing Digital Resources: Repositories and Zotero 13-Mar-2013
Firoz Cachalia, Boyane Tshehla & Graeme Simpson 02-Mar-2005
Sarah Nuttall Fiston Mwanza Mujila in conversation with Hugo Canham, Dilip Menon, and Joshua Walker | 12 September | 1pm 12-Sep-2017
Sarah Nuttall Forensic Infrastructure: Building the Global South 01-Apr-2015
Howard Stein Formalization, Dispossession and the G8 Land Agenda in Africa 13-Aug-2015
Wang Hui Four Modernities: Japan, China, Africa, and India 26-Mar-2015
Fraught families: four novelists in conversation 08-Oct-2009
Gary Wilder Freedom Time 30-Jun-2015
GANDHI IN HIS TIME AND OURS 21-Sep-2006
Gayness and God: Reconciling Orthodox Judaism and Homosexuality 23-Feb-2005
Nuruddin Farah Hiding in Plain Sight 27-Mar-2015
David Theo Goldberg Histories of Anti-Racism: Commemorating Stuart Hall 30-Jun-2014
Achille Mbembe History of Non-Racialism in South Africa: Ahmed Kathrada in Conversation with Achille Mbembe 29-Jun-2014
Housing and Hope 27-Aug-2008
Catherine Burns How do we theorize rape? 11-Apr-2013
Advertisements
Name Titlesort descending Date
Sarah Nuttall Fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University 01-Nov-2014
Collaborations
Name Titlesort descending Date
For Reasons of Faith: The Role of Religion in Modern Public Life 17-Oct-2005
From Nietzsche to Freud: recasting the subject 08-Mar-2004
Lisa Vetten Gender Based Violence and Rape Culture on Campus 31-May-2016
Habermas’s Communicative Critique of the Frankfurt School 02-Nov-2004
Habermas’s Communicative Critique of the Frankfurt School 09-Nov-2004
Peter Hudson Hegel and the Philosophical Project of Modernity 31-Mar-2003
Hegel and the Philosophical Project of Modernity 02-Apr-2003
Peter Hudson Hegel and the Philosophical Project of Modernity (...continued) 03-Apr-2003
Hegel on Terror and Absolute Freedom 01-Apr-2003
Historical Materialism: Marx on Science, Truth & History 03-Nov-2003
Stephen Sparks History after E.P. Thompson 12-Nov-2015
Stephen Sparks History after EP Thompson 16-Nov-2015
http://wiserweb.wits.ac.za/PDF%20Files/indian-ocean.pdf">Draft programme (PDF) 30-Sep-2004
Husserl: the Crisis of European Science 12-Mar-2004

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