Past Events

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

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Collaborations
Name Title Datesort ascending
Colloquium on the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s seminal book, Hind Swaraj 25-Nov-2011
Firstname Surname The Media and Elections in Africa 11-Oct-2010
Voyage/Text 01-Sep-2010
Political Travel in the Colonial World 18-Aug-2010
Managing uncertainty: Death and Loss in Africa 08-Apr-2010
In the Presence of Faith 24-Feb-2010
The Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism (JWTC) 06-Jul-2009
Crime Stories 01-Jun-2009
Transnational Methodologies in Historical and Literary Research: The Scottsboro Case in American and Global Culture 12-May-2009
The Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas 21-Apr-2009
Contemporary Mozambique: Histories of the Present 01-Mar-2009
International Doctoral Summer School 01-Mar-2009
The story of the voyage 02-Oct-2008
ANOTHER TRY 02-Sep-2008
THE LIFE OF THE CORPSE 25-Aug-2008
The Politics of Publishing in South Africa 28-May-2008
Name Title Datesort ascending
Mustafa Barghouti Defeating occupation: The role of Palestine civil society and the internationalsolidarity movement 23-Aug-2011
Eva Hoffman Lost and Found in Transition: Contested memories and moving on from difficult pasts 18-Aug-2011
Stephane Robolin Keorapetse Kgositsile's Imaginative Geographies 29-Jun-2011
Paul Gready Aftermaths: South Africa after Transitional Justice 14-Apr-2011
Kerry Bystrom Reading the South Atlantic: Chile, the Cold War, and the Smell of Apples 29-Mar-2011
Stephen Donovan Tarzan in Jakarta: Barack Obama and the Comic Book 16-Mar-2011
Ilana Feldman Life Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Effects, Political Claims and Palestinian RefugeeCommunity 15-Mar-2011
Dunbar Moodie Confessing Remorse about the Evils of Apartheid: the Dutch Reformed Church in the Nineteen-Eighties 14-Mar-2011
Jeremy Prestholdt Locating the Indian Ocean: Thoughts on the Historical Reconstitution of Space 04-Nov-2010
Bram Buscher Prosuming Conservation: Producing/Consuming Nature and the Material Base of Speculative Capitalism 25-Aug-2010
Dereje Wordofa Conflict transformation through dialogue in Africa 19-Feb-2010
Ida Susser AIDS, Sex and Culture: memory and power in contemporary South Africa 09-Feb-2010
Louise Bethlehem The Contagion of Witness: between Postcolonialism and Holocaust Memory 29-Sep-2009
Bibi Bakare_Yusuf Nudity and Morality: Legislating Women's Bodies and Dress in Nigeria 11-Aug-2009
Catherine Cole Mediating Testimony: Broadcasting South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission 21-Jul-2009
Susann Baller The Politics of Football: Neighbourhood clubs, youth politics and urban control in Senegal 20-Jul-2009
Tiffany Willoughby_Herard When the "Deserving Poor" were White and the Blacks were "Cheap African Labor": Racializing Poverty 17-Jul-2009
Ania Loomba Cosmopolitan Legacies 03-Jun-2009
Suvir Kaul Three literary mediations on Hindu-Muslim violence in postcolonial India 01-Jun-2009
Sunil Amrith Indians Overseas? Governing Tamil Migration to Malaya, 1870-1941 18-May-2009
Hilary Sapire "A Sign Prophetic?": Black Loyalism and the 1947 Royal Tour of South Africa 17-Apr-2009
Mattijs van de Port "Poor Men's White: Turning the Popular into Cultural Heritage in Salvador, Bahia 02-Mar-2009
Bernard Magnier Francophone African literature and the critical appraisal of South African literature in France 31-Jul-2008
Daniel Magaziner Keeping the Faith with the Black Messiah: Suffering, Hope and the Cost of the Future 23-Jul-2008
Jeff Opland Where can you find Xhosa Lierature? 14-Jul-2008
Padraic Kenney The Moment of 1989: Democratic Revolution in a global perspective 04-Jun-2008
Seminars
Name Title Datesort ascending
Locating the Indian Ocean: Thoughts on the Historical Reconstitution of Space 04-Nov-2010
The Threefold Meaning of Prophetic Hope – An Interpretation of Contemporary Humanist Philosophy 22-Sep-2010
Prosuming Conservation: Producing / Consuming Nature and the Material Base of Speculative Capitalism 25-Aug-2010
Soccer and Social Change 13-Apr-2010
Work colonies for white men and the historiography of apartheid 01-Apr-2010
The Road, the Song and the Citizen: Singing after Violence in KwaZulu-Natal 30-Mar-2010
Humanities Graduate Centre Keywords/Keythinkers Series 2010 25-Mar-2010
Conflict transformation through dialogue in Africa 19-Feb-2010
AIDS, Sex and Culture: memory and power in contemporary South Africa 09-Feb-2010
The Contagion of Witness: between Postcolonialism and Holocaust Memory 29-Sep-2009
Mapiko: Dancing Masks and Socialism in Mozambique 09-Sep-2009
Mounting Queen Victoria: Curating Cultural Change 25-Aug-2009
Nudity and Morality: Legislating Women’s Bodies and Dress in Nigeria 11-Aug-2009
Mediating Testimony: Broadcasting South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission 21-Jul-2009
The Politics of Football: Neighborhood clubs, youth politics and urban control in Senegal 20-Jul-2009
When the “Deserving Poor” were White and the Blacks were “Cheap African Labor”: 17-Jul-2009
Cosmopolitan Legacies 03-Jun-2009
Three literary meditations on Hindu-Muslim violence in postcolonial India 01-Jun-2009
Indians Overseas? Governing Tamil Migration to Malaya, 1870-1941 18-May-2009
A Sign Prophetic?': Black Loyalism and the 1947 Royal Tour of South Africa 17-Apr-2009
“Poor Men’s White: Turning the Popular into Cultural Heritage in Salvador, Bahia” 02-Mar-2009
Francophone African literature and the critical appraisal of South African literature in France 31-Jul-2008
Keeping Faith with the Black Messiah: Suffering, Hope and the Cost of the Future 23-Jul-2008
Where can you find Xhosa Literature? 14-Jul-2008
The Moment of 1989: Democratic Revolution in a global perspective 04-Jun-2008
Public Events
Name Title Datesort ascending
Poetry in Motion: 100 Years of Zanzibar's Nadi Ikhwan Safa 22-Oct-2010
Bush Wars', Citizens and Healing: Mediations of Violence in South Africa and Rwanda 21-Oct-2010
Fernando Pessoa, Poet of Two Languages and Many Masks 18-Oct-2010
Bush of Ghosts 14-Oct-2010
Local Economies 14-Sep-2010
DISTRICT 9 27-May-2010
The Life and Death of Dr. Abu Baker ‘Hurley’ Asvat, February 23, 1942-January 27, 1989 19-May-2010
J.M. Coetzee’s Summertime 17-May-2010
Book Launch and Conversation 10-May-2010
Intertextuality, Violence and Memory in Yizo Yizo Youth Drama 06-May-2010
Screening of a documentary, Cemetery State 09-Apr-2010
A Glass Brimming Over: The Failed Rural White Rebellion of 1914 in Rustenburg and Marico 24-Mar-2010
Dialogues on aftermath: photographing in Angola and Mozambique: An Exhibition and Public Conversation with Jo Ractliffe 24-Mar-2010
Winning the Peace, Claiming the Future for the Past: Agrarian Elites and Collective Violence, 1900-1938 17-Mar-2010
Religious Pluralism in Post-Apartheid South Africa 25-Feb-2010
Deconstructing invisibility: Race and Politics of Visual Culture in Brazil 18-Feb-2010
Politics of Space and Affectivity in Hong Kong Chinese Cinema 11-Feb-2010
Overcoming Apartheid in Palestine 08-Feb-2010
Writing on the margin from the margin: Sinclair Beiles 09-Nov-2009
Fraught families: four novelists in conversation 08-Oct-2009
Boubacar Boris Diop 16-Sep-2009
Ways Of Staying 27-May-2009
Load Shedding 28-Apr-2009
entanglement 01-Apr-2009
Johannesburg – The Elusive Metropolis edited by Sarah Nuttall and Achille Mbembe 24-Feb-2009
The Credit Crunch: how it came about and can we escape it? 11-Feb-2009
Ondjaki 15-Sep-2008
Housing and Hope 27-Aug-2008
Angola Today: disillusion, diamonds & fear 05-Aug-2008
THE SENTIMENTAL BASES OF HUMAN RIGHTS: SYMPATHY, RESENTMENT, AND SOCIAL SUFFERING IN THE MODERN WORLD 31-Jul-2008
Panel discussion to mark the launch of Steffen Jensen’s new book, Gangs, politics and dignity in Cape Town 22-Jul-2008
Panel discussion to mark the publication of Elleke Boehmer’s Nelson Mandela. 18-Jun-2008
Does the TRC Still Matter? Living on in the Long Afterlife of Apartheid 10-Jun-2008

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