Past Events

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

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Book Launches
Name Titlesort descending Date
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
Catherine Burns Men & Violence: Launch of Special Edition of Agenda, No 95 22-Aug-2013
Deborah James Money from Nothing 15-Apr-2015
Public Events
Name Titlesort descending Date
Louise Bethlehem Lauren Beukes: Instalments in a Literature of the Governed 03-Apr-2013
Living together/living apart – the complexity of home 08-Oct-2014
Load Shedding 28-Apr-2009
Local Economies 14-Sep-2010
Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Lost in Transformation? Reviewing 20 years of transformation in South Africa 10-Oct-2013
Stephen Graham Luxified skies: How vertical urban housing became an elite preserve 22-Mar-2017
Dilip Menon Making a Song and Dance of it: taking Bollywood seriously 15-May-2013
Making sense of the past, designing the future: International lessons for Constitution Hill  13-Mar-2003
Mark Gevisser 17-Sep-2003
Eva Riedke Material participation and the notion of ‘doing one’s share’: re-considering engagements in present-day virginity testin 13-Apr-2017
Shireen Hassim Medical Memoirs : CANCER A LOVE STORY - a conversation with Lauren Segal 29-Aug-2017
Sarah Nuttall Medical memoirs: Exploring writing about illness, death, recovery 06-Sep-2017
Catherine Burns Migrancy and Health 04-Jun-2014
Moeletsi Mbheki Moeletsi Mbeki: What has the ANC achieved in nearly two decades? 24-May-2012
Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date
Legal Pluralism, Decentralization and Conflict in the Sahel 23-Oct-2001
Lessons from South Africa for Israel/Palestine 08-Mar-2007
Joshua Walker Lines of Communication: On the Micropolitics and Meanings of Electricity in Mbujimayi, DR Congo 12-May-2015
Robert G. O’Meally Liquid at the Borders 17-Aug-2015
Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi Literary Education and Manufacturing Consent: Soga, Rhodes, and The Colored American Magazine 30-Jul-2015
Stefan Helgesson Literary Theory and South-South Comparison: The Case of the São Paulo School 06-Sep-2016
Ngaka Mosiane Livelihoods, the body, and city space. 16-May-2016
Marielle Debos Living by the Gun in Chad: Combatants, Impunity and State Formation 20-Feb-2017
Locating the Indian Ocean: Thoughts on the Historical Reconstitution of Space 04-Nov-2010
Love and troubled marriage in Kenyan popular fiction 14-Apr-2003
Love in the time of conviction 13-Aug-2007
Ma-slaan-pa dockets': Policing domestic violence 20-Aug-2007
Jay Schutte Made in Other Words 06-Aug-2015
Making Peace: Evaluation and Reconciliation 15-Nov-2002
Jens Andersson Malawians in Johannes-burg: Organising Informal Trade & Migration in a Liberalising Environment 01-Mar-2005
Richard Pithouse Manichean Delirium (In the Time of Jacob Zuma) 03-Apr-2017
Mapiko: Dancing Masks and Socialism in Mozambique 09-Sep-2009
Market Integration through Peasantization: The Economic Transformation of Africa, the Caribbean and India under Modern C 18-Feb-2002
Maternity Matters: The Politics of Hospitalized Childbirth in South Africa, 1900 to 1960 13-May-2002
Mediating Testimony: Broadcasting South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission 21-Jul-2009
Memory and Counter-memory' 19-Mar-2004
Memory, Justice, Inclusion 19-Jun-2002
Military Slaves and the Making of Ethnic Identity: The Case of Chikunda 21-May-2002
Mariusz Lukasiewicz Mines, Information and Imperialism: The making of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the Chamber of Mines. 1886-1889 27-Aug-2015
Missionary and African perspectives on the Politics of Witchcraft among the Xhosa and Zulu Communities in the 19th Centu 15-Sep-2003
Money in the making of world society 16-Apr-2007
Moral Panic and Cultural Mobilisation: Responses to the crises of AIDS, crime and transition in a KwaZulu-Natal slum 21-Oct-2002
Moralising security: 'corrections' and the post-apartheid prison 12-Mar-2007
Rosa Williams Morbid Circulations: Labour Migration, Alcohol and the Colonial Politics of Life in Early 20C Mozambique 23-Feb-2015
Mounting Queen Victoria: Curating Cultural Change 25-Aug-2009
Mourning and Memory in Congo 28-Sep-2001
Bettina Malcomess Moving Image as chronotope of the Colonial Imagination 20-Mar-2017
Nick Matlin Moving Past the Original Crime: The Freedom Charter and its Fantasies 24-Oct-2013
Name Titlesort descending Date
Gerti Hesseling Legal Plurism, Decentralization and Conflict in the Sahel 23-Oct-2001
Heribert Kogila Adam Moodley Lessons from South Africa for Israel/Palestine 08-Mar-2007
Ilana Feldman Life Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Effects, Political Claims and Palestinian RefugeeCommunity 15-Mar-2011
Pier Larson Literacy and Power in Madagascar 12-Aug-2013
Lynn Thomas Local Manufacturing of Skin Lighteners and Divergent Markets 15-Jul-2013
Jeremy Prestholdt Locating the Indian Ocean: Thoughts on the Historical Reconstitution of Space 04-Nov-2010
Eva Hoffman Lost and Found in Transition: Contested memories and moving on from difficult pasts 18-Aug-2011
Tom Odhiambo Love and troubled marriage in Kenyan popular fiction 14-Apr-2003
Eric Worby Love in the time of conviction 13-Aug-2007
Julia Hornberger Ma-slaan-pa dockets': Policing domestic violence 20-Aug-2007
Shireen Ally Maid' Subject: Democratic Statecraft and Domestic Workers in Post- Apartheid South Africa 26-Mar-2007
Jim Martin Making Peace: Evaluation and Reconciliation 15-Nov-2002
Jens Andersson Malawians in Johannes-burg: Organising Informal Trade and Migration in a Liberalising Environment 01-Mar-2005
Keith Hart Manifesto for a Human Economy 19-Aug-2013
Ralph Austen Market Integration through Peasantization: The Economic Transformation of Africa, the Carribean and India under Modern C 04-Mar-2002
Catherine Burns Maternity Matters: The Politics of Hospitalized Childbirth in South Africa, 1900-1960 13-May-2002
Ute Holl Media, Ethnology and Cybernetics 20-Feb-2012
Catherine Cole Mediating Testimony: Broadcasting South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission 21-Jul-2009
Johannes Fabian Memory and Counter-memory' 19-Mar-2004
Tlou Makhura Missionary and African perspectives on the Politics of Witchcraft among the Xhosa and Zulu Communities in the 19th Cent 15-Sep-2003
Keith Hart Money in the making of world society 16-Apr-2007
Preben Kaarsholm Moral Panic and Cultural Mobilisation: Responses to the crises of AIDS, crime and transition in a KwaZulu-Natal slum 21-Oct-2002
Kelly Gillespie Moralising security: 'corrections' and the post-apartheid prison 11-Mar-2007
Bogumil Jewsiewicki Mourning and Memory in Congo 28-Sep-2001
Collaborations
Name Titlesort descending Date
Life and Death in a Time of AIDS: the Southern African Experience 14-Oct-2004
Department of Sociology Life and Legacies of Stuart Hall 10-Apr-2014
Literary Studies, New Literacies and New Publics: Translating Between the Disciplines 08-Apr-2002
Managing uncertainty: Death and Loss in Africa 08-Apr-2010
Manhood and Masculinity: Struggles with Change 05-Sep-2004
Mapping a Contact-Zone: The Southern Indian Ocean  24-Jun-2002
STS Africa Mapping Science and Technology in Africa: Traveling Technologies and Global Dis\orders 13-Feb-2014
Faeeza Ballim Mapping Science and Technology in Africa: Traveling technologies and global dis\orders 12-Feb-2014
Marx and Revolution – Communism: Fantasy or Freedom 04-Nov-2003
Men, Masculinity and Meaning 01-Aug-2007
Methodologies of Household Surveying 03-Jun-2002
Modernity and European Nihilism 05-Nov-2003
Collaborations, Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date
Sarah Nuttall Locations of African and African Diaspora Critical Thought 14-Aug-2017
Sarah Nuttall Locations of African and African Diaspora Critical Thought 14-Aug-2017
WISH Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date
Ruth Sacks Looking for the Congo in Congo Style: Dreamscapes in Belgian Art Nouveau and the nightmare of the African colony 12-May-2014
Ariana, Maria Lissoni, Suriano Married to the ANC: the life histories of Tanzanian women and their entanglement in South Africa’s liberation struggle 01-Oct-2012
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Name Titlesort descending Date
M. Neelika Jayawardane in Conversation with David Goldblatt 24-Jun-2014
Najibha Deshmukh Masters by thesis scholarship on Xenophobia Made and Unmade through Language Encounters and Language Usage: A Study Base 17-Apr-2012
Masters by thesis scholarship to begin 2012 and end June 2013 31-May-2012
Medical Humanities Doctoral Fellowships 15-Dec-2014

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