Past Events

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

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Name Titlesort descending Date
Birgit Meyer Impossible Representations: Pentecostalism, Video and Video Technology in Ghana 23-Sep-2003
Sunil Amrith Indians Overseas? Governing Tamil Migration to Malaya, 1870-1941 18-May-2009
Franco Barchiesi Inequality, Wage Labor and Social Citizenship in the Making of South Africa's Post-Apartheid Democracy 03-Apr-2006
Paul N. Edwards Infrastructure and Modernity: Scales of Force, Time and Social Organisation in the History of Sociotechnical Systems 11-Aug-2003
Malose, Karl Langa, von Holdt Insurgent citizenship, class formation and the dual nature of community protest: a case study of Kungcatsha 27-Aug-2012
Samadia Sadouni Inter-faith dialogue in Africa: A new optimism in International Relations? 27-Aug-2007
Daryl Glaser Is There any Reason why an Egalitarian should support Black Economic Empowerment? 05-Mar-2007
Ran Greenstein Israel/Palestine and the apartheid analogy: theoretical and methodological considerations 13-Aug-2012
Raymond Suttner It is your mother who is the enemy now! An account of the imprint of African National Congress (ANC) underground activi 08-Sep-2003
Kai Easton J.M. Coetzee, The Cape and the Question of History 16-Aug-2004
Liz Gunner K.E.Masinga, Zulu Radio and the Politics of Migrant Aurality 30-Jul-2012
Lucy Allais Kant on giving to beggars 14-May-2012
Daniel Magaziner Keeping the Faith with the Black Messiah: Suffering, Hope and the Cost of the Future 23-Jul-2008
Stephane Robolin Keorapetse Kgositsile's Imaginative Geographies 29-Jun-2011
Julia Seirlis Laughing All the Way to Freedom?: Contemporary Stand-Up Comedy and Democracy in South Africa 16-May-2005
Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date
Impossible Representations: Pentecostalism, Video and Video Technology in Ghana 11-Sep-2003
Dilip Menon Indian Ocean Energies 25-Jul-2015
Indians Overseas? Governing Tamil Migration to Malaya, 1870-1941 18-May-2009
Inequality, Wage Labor and Social Citizenship in the Making of South Africa's Post-Apartheid Democracy 03-Apr-2006
Infrastructure and Modernity: Scales of Force, Time and Social Organisation in the History of Sociotechnical Systems  11-Aug-2003
Inter-faith dialogue in Africa: A new optimism in International Relations? 27-Aug-2007
Keith Breckenridge Interrogating Political Economy seminar on Catherine Boone's Property and political order in Africa: land rights an 20-Aug-2015
Keith Breckenridge Interrogating Political Economy seminar on Fred Cooper's Africa in the World: Capitalism, Empire, Nation-State (Har 25-Feb-2016
Keith Breckenridge Interrogating Political Economy seminar on Jim Ferguson's Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Dis 17-Sep-2015
Keith Breckenridge Interrogating Political Economy seminar on Seekings and Nattrass -- Policy, Politics and Poverty in South Africa (Palgra 22-Oct-2015
Shireen Hassim Intimacies of Care 13-Jun-2017
Mekonnen Ayano Invite - Seminar by Mazibuko Jara on“Law and Society: Property and Rights in Land in South Africa”- 27 Sept - 1pm 01-Sep-2017
J. Daniel Elam Is the “global” in “global literature” the same as the “global” in “global climate change”? 11-Apr-2017
Is there any Reason why an Egalitarian should support Black Economic Empowerment? 05-Mar-2007
It is your mother who is the enemy now!' An account of the imprint of African National Congress (ANC) underground a 08-Sep-2003
J.M. Coetzee, The Cape and the Question of History 16-Aug-2004
John Stremlau 10-May-2004
Keeping Faith with the Black Messiah: Suffering, Hope and the Cost of the Future 23-Jul-2008
Sarah Nuttall Knowledge Futures 14-Aug-2016
Antina von Schnitzler Late Apartheid Techno-Politics and Temporalities of Transition 13-Apr-2015
Laughing All the Way to Freedom? :Contemporary Stand-up Comedy and Democracy in South Africa 16-May-2005
Collaborations
Name Titlesort descending Date
In the Presence of Faith 24-Feb-2010
Indian and South African Writers in Conversation: A one-day colloquium 27-Aug-2007
International Doctoral Summer School 01-Mar-2009
Keith Breckenridge Johannesburg Colloquium on the Future of Legal Identity 14-Feb-2017
Achille Mbembe JWTC Newsletter 03-Jul-2013
Kant on Enlightenment and the Cosmopolitan Ideal 26-Mar-2003
Key Concepts in Kant's Metaphysics 25-Mar-2003
Public Events
Name Titlesort descending Date
Keith Breckenridge Inaugural Lecture : Biometric capitalism and the future of History 16-May-2017
Catherine Burns Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Clare Loveday (composer) and Nandipha Mntambo (artist) 07-Feb-2014
Internal Democracy in the ANC - William Gumede will speak about his new book on Thabo Mbeki. Comments by Tom Lodge 19-Apr-2005
Intertextuality, Violence and Memory in Yizo Yizo Youth Drama 06-May-2010
Keith Breckenridge Introduction to Zotero -- Keith Breckenridge 05-Apr-2012
Ina Kerner Is it all Intersectional? Conceptualizing the Relation of Racism and Sexism 22-Mar-2012
Is there a struggle between the Constitution & 'Things African'? 09-Sep-2004
Ran Greenstein Israeli Elections: Will Anything Change? 14-Apr-2015
Ivan Vladislavić in conversation with Stefan Helgesson 14-Oct-2014
J.M. Coetzee’s Summertime 17-May-2010
Achille Mbembe JCPZ Public Dialogue 05-Aug-2015
Johannesburg – The Elusive Metropolis edited by Sarah Nuttall and Achille Mbembe 24-Feb-2009
John Matshikiza 20-Aug-2003
Leigh-Ann Naidoo Justifying the Removal of Non-Natives: A Case Study from Hawaii 02-Oct-2012
JWTC 2014: Johannesburg Events 29-Jun-2014
JWTC 2014: Week One 29-Jun-2014
JWTC 2014: Week Two 07-Jul-2014
Leigh-Ann Naidoo JWTC Public Events: Futures of Nature 02-Jul-2012
Kala Pani:  09-Apr-2002
Lucy Allais Kant on Race and Kant’s Racism 08-Oct-2015
Ken Follett internationally acclaimed bestselling author of the thriller novel, on The History of the Thriller, in conve 16-Feb-2005
Roger Southall Launch of 'The New Black Middle Class in South Africa' 15-Mar-2016
Launch of book: The Security-Development Nexus: Expressions of Sovereignty and Securization in SA 26-Sep-2007
Louise Bethlehem Lauren Beukes: Instalments in a Literature of the Governed 03-Apr-2013
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Name Titlesort descending Date
Najibha Deshmukh Internal Appointment of Wits University research secondments 30-Nov-2014
Public Positions
Name Titlesort descending Date
Keith Breckenridge Interrogating South African Political Economy : Fine and Rustomjee's Minerals-Energy Complex 16-Jul-2015
Khadija Patel Intersectional Writing in Times of Protest 17-Feb-2016
Book Launches
Name Titlesort descending Date
Keith Breckenridge Invitation to a Book Launch 29-Oct-2012
John Masterson Launch of The Disorder of Things : A Foucauldian Approach to the Work of Nuruddin Farah 08-May-2013
Ilana van Wyk Launch of 'A Church of Strangers' 18-May-2016
Grace Musila Launch of 'A Death Retold in Truth and Rumour' 11-May-2016
David Theo Goldberg Launch of 'Are We All Postracial Yet?' 12-Oct-2015
Steven Robins Launch of 'Letters of Stone' 24-Feb-2016
Pumla Dineo Gqola Launch of 'Rape: A South African Nightmare' 02-Mar-2016
Catherine Burns Launch of 'Sol Plaatje’s Native Life in South Africa' 16-Nov-2016
Thiven Reddy Launch of 'South Africa, Settler Colonialism and the Failures of Liberal Democracy' 22-Sep-2016
Panashe Chigumadzi Launch of 'Sweet Medicine' 24-Oct-2015
Elleke Boehmer Launch of 'The Shouting in the Dark' and 'Indian Arrivals' 17-Sep-2015
Jean Comaroff John Comaroff Launch of 'The Truth about Crime' 27-Jul-2017
Michael Neocosmos Launch of 'Thinking Freedom in Africa' 15-Mar-2017
Thula Simpson Launch of 'Umkhonto we Sizwe: The ANC’S Armed Struggle' 20-Apr-2016
Terry Kurgan Launch of 'Wide Angle: Photography as Participatory Practice' 12-Sep-2015
Richard Pithouse Launch of 'Writing the Decline' 20-Jul-2016
Maxim Bolt Launch of 'Zimbabwe’s Migrants and South Africa’s Border Farms' 11-May-2016
Catherine Burns Launch of a new Book by Mandisa Mbali - South African Aids Activism and Global Health Politics 06-Jun-2013
Keith Breckenridge Launch of Biometric State : The global politics of identification and surveillance in South Africa, 1850 to the Present 20-Oct-2014
Achille Mbembe Launch of Critique of Black Reason 06-Jun-2017
Sarah Nuttall Launch of Isabel Hofmeyr’s new book: Gandhi’s Printing Press Experiments in Slow Reading 28-May-2013
Cherryl Walker Launch of Land Divided, Land Restored edited by Ben Cousins and Cherryl Walker 24-Feb-2015
Sarah Nuttall Launch of Mark Gevisser's Lost and Found in Johannesburg 04-Mar-2014
Caroline Kihato Launch of Migrant Women of Johannesburg 26-Mar-2014
Launch of Pamila Gupta's 'The Relic State' 14-Oct-2014
Sarah Nuttall Launch of Picturing Change Curating visual culture at post-apartheid universities 05-Jun-2013
Raymond Suttner Launch of Raymond Suttner's new book : Recovering Democracy in South Africa 19-Mar-2015
Gabeba Baderoon Launch of Regarding Muslims: From Slavery to Post-Apartheid 30-Jul-2014
Sarah Nuttall Jonny Steinberg Launch of Stephen Clingman’s 'Birthmark' 12-May-2015
Achille Mbembe Launch of The Cambridge Companion to Nelson Mandela 05-May-2014

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