Past Events

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

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Name Titlesort descending Date
Ivor Chipkin Nationalism and Democracy in South Africa 22-Apr-2002
Terence Ranger Nationalist: Historiography, Patriotic History and the History of the Nation: the struggle over the past in Zimbabwe 15-Mar-2004
Stacey Sommerdyk Negotiating Cross-Cultural Trade in the Eighteenth Century: From the Atlantic Coast Markets to the Congo River Basin 05-Nov-2012
Lize Kriel Negotiating identity in contested space: African encounters, with Germans, Boers and Britons in late nineteenth century 17-Mar-2003
Shireen Hassim Negotiating Spaces: The role of women in South Africa's transition 25-Mar-2002
Tina Sideris Non-violent men in violent communities: Negotiating the head and the neck 20-May-2003
Peter J. Richerson Not By Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Juman Evolution 12-Oct-2006
Bibi Bakare_Yusuf Nudity and Morality: Legislating Women's Bodies and Dress in Nigeria 11-Aug-2009
Susan Van Zyl On Becoming a Citizen and Staying There: Ideas on social psychology, psychoanalysis and the state 26-Sep-2002
Lucy Allais On Freedom and Forgiveness 22-Apr-2013
George Shire On Zimbabwe: the arrogance of good imperialists 15-Nov-2007
Luise White Other People's Sons: Conscription in the Rhodesian Army 1972-80 07-Apr-2014
Thembisa, Goolam Waetjen, Vahed Passages of Ink: Decoding the Natal Indentured Records into the Digital Age 16-Sep-2013
Hillel Braude Patient Trouble: Reflections on a South African Medical Ethics 19-Mar-2007
Ruth Simbao Performing Cultural Guardianship: Chieftainess Nkomeshya's Political Revival of the Chakwela Makumbi Ceremony, Zamb 29-Oct-2007
Rimli Bhattacharya Performing Selves: Women's Auto/Biography and Modernity in India 15-Mar-2005
Patrick Fitzgerald Periodization of a hundred years of South African Public Administration' 15-May-2003
Josiah Blackmore Portuguese Maritime Exploration and the Africa in-Between 02-May-2006
Andries Bezuidenhout Post-Colonial Workplace Regimes in the Engineering Industries of South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe 23-Aug-2004
Cathy Campbell Power, 'Partnerships and Social Change: Creating contexts that enable HIV prevention 11-Sep-2003
Luise White Precarious Conditions: Counter-Insurgency in Africa after 1945 03-Aug-2004
Laura Phillips Principals, chiefs and school committees:The development of local school administration in rural lebowa, 1972 – 1990 10-Mar-2014
David Johnson Print culture and imagining the Union of South Africa 24-Mar-2014
Sarah Nuttall Private lives and public cultures in South Africa 20-May-2013
Bram Buscher Prosuming Conservation: Producing/Consuming Nature and the Material Base of Speculative Capitalism 25-Aug-2010
Lesley-Ann Katz Psychology and Perceptions of Justice: An Exploration of Socio - Biographical Indicators 28-Jul-2003
Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date
Nationalist Historiography, Patriotic History and the History of the Nation: the struggle over the past in Zimbabwe 15-Mar-2004
Negotiating identity in contested space: African encounters, with Germans, Boers and Britons in late nineteenth century 17-Mar-2003
Negotiating Spaces: The role of women in South Africa's transition 25-Mar-2002
Faeeza Ballim Neoliberalism and the techno-politics of Apartheid 18-Sep-2017
Non-violent men in violent communities: Negotiating the head and the neck 20-May-2003
Not By Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution 12-Oct-2006
Now You See It, Now You Don't: Josephine Baker's Films of the 1930's and the Problem of Color 23-May-2007
Nudity and Morality: Legislating Women’s Bodies and Dress in Nigeria 11-Aug-2009
Ruth Sacks Object Agencies: Congolese artifacts as exhibition organisms 06-Jun-2016
On Becoming a Citizen and Staying There: Ideas on social psychology, psychoanalysis and the state 26-Sep-2002
On Zimbabwe: the arrogance of good imperialists 15-Nov-2007
Victoria Collis-Buthelezi Other Universals: India, Africa, the Caribbean and Un-national Thought of the Southern Hemisphere 31-Oct-2016
Jendele Hungbo Participation and Imagined Citizenship in Nigerian Talk Radio: The Case of Rock City FM’s ‘The Daybreak Show 10-Sep-2013
Patient Trouble: Reflections on a South African Medical Ethics 19-Mar-2007
Performing Cultural Guardianship: Chieftainess Nkomeshya’s Political Revival of the Chakwela Makumbi Ceremony, Zambia 29-Oct-2007
Performing Selves: Women's Auto/Biography and Modernity in India 15-Mar-2005
Periodization of a hundred years of South African Public Administration' 15-May-2003
Keith Breckenridge PhD Presentation Lumkile Mondi 05-Feb-2016
Zen Marie PhD Proposal Presentation : Site Specific Art in Johannesburg - Aesthetic Practice, Political Contestation and the Urba 30-Mar-2017
Crispian Garth Olver PhD Proposal Presentation : The political economy of rent seeking in South African cities 30-Aug-2017
Grant Farred Philosophy: Uncommon Sense 10-Oct-2016
Stuart Whipps Photography and Archive 02-Oct-2015
Keith Breckenridge Political Economy Seminar on Hirschman's Exit Voice and Loyalty 05-May-2016
Keith Breckenridge Political Economy seminar on Mackenzie's Material Markets (OUP, 2008) 22-Mar-2016
Political Theology: Recent Debate 23-Aug-2007
Thembisa Waetjen Poppies and Gold: 'Transit' Labour and Narcopolitics on the Witwatersrand, 1904-1910 04-May-2015
Benson A Mulemi Popular Theorizing on albinism and the human in Eastern Africa: Exploration of Tanzanian experience. 04-Sep-2017
Portuguese Maritime Exploration and the African in-Between 02-May-2006
Post-Colonial Workplace Regimes in the Engineering Industries of South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe 23-Aug-2004
Power, 'Partnerships' & Social Change: Creating contexts that enable HIV prevention 11-Sep-2003
Precarious Conditions: Counter-Insurgency in Africa after 1945 03-Aug-2004
Juan Obarrio private/public government of communities 14-Aug-2017
Danai Mupotsa Proper Sex: Making Tea, Pure Romance and the Lazy Man 09-Mar-2015
Prosuming Conservation: Producing / Consuming Nature and the Material Base of Speculative Capitalism 25-Aug-2010
David Dickinson Protecting Unprotected Strikes: Casual Workers and New Technologies of Struggle in the South African Post Office 11-May-2015
Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi Provincializing Slavery: Abolition, Law, Slave Subjects 30-May-2016
Psychology and Perceptions of Justice: An Exploration of Socio-Biographical Indicators 28-Jul-2003
Collaborations
Name Titlesort descending Date
Necropolitics 06-Feb-2003
New Acoustic Regimes: Rethinking Music & Sound 30-Aug-2003
New Perspectives on Law, Crime and the Moral Logics of Everyday Life 07-May-2002
Phenomenology, Sartre and the Subject 17-Mar-2004
Political Travel in the Colonial World 18-Aug-2010
Prize Fights: Current Contests in South African Literary Culture 26-Jun-2006
Keith Breckenridge Programme for Workshop 1 : The Global South as an idea and a source of theory 05-May-2014
Provincializing Europe, Globalizing Africa: Can African Studies be Global? 06-May-2002
Psychoanalysis and Punishment 07-Feb-2003
Public Events
Name Titlesort descending Date
Liz McGregor NELSON MANDELA: RUGBY, SOCCER AND THE FUTURE OF THE NATION 15-Aug-2013
Neo Muyanga in Concert 07-Aug-2014
Kavita Sivaramakrishnan New Pathologies and Old Susceptibilities: Aging and Chronic Disease in India and South Africa (1940-50s) 27-Jun-2014
Keith Breckenridge New technologies and strategies in Digital History 03-Sep-2015
Non-Racialism and the Idea of a Transformed University 10-May-2006
Notes on Human Rights in Africa: A Public Presentation and Conversation 05-Aug-2014
Achille Mbembe On the Postcolony 11-Jun-2015
Ondjaki 15-Sep-2008
Achille Mbembe Opening of 1:1 by Alinka Echeverría 09-Aug-2015
Robin Kelley Over the Rainbow: Black Studies, Black Struggle, and the Neoliberal Turn 27-Jun-2017
Overcoming Apartheid in Palestine 08-Feb-2010
Keith Breckenridge Panel Discussion of Open Access Publishing 04-Jul-2013
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
PANEL DISCUSSION: 20-Aug-2003
Lucy Allais Philosophy Debate on Ubuntu: Lucy Allais (Wits) and Thad Metz (UJ), chaired by Eusebius McKaiser 07-Aug-2014
Poetry in Motion: 100 Years of Zanzibar's Nadi Ikhwan Safa 22-Oct-2010
Duncan Green Political Economy of Citizenship: which matters more, poverty or inequality? 13-Mar-2013
Politics of Space and Affectivity in Hong Kong Chinese Cinema 11-Feb-2010
Dominique Malaquais Politics of the Punch: A Zaire Chronicle 14-Aug-2013
Sarah Maddison Postcolonial guilt and national identity: Historical injustice and the Australian settler state 23-Feb-2012
Anne Allison Precarious Japan 27-Mar-2014
PRESENTATION: 21-Oct-2003
Professor Lewis Nkosi in conversation with Achille Mbembe 10-Feb-2005
Achille Mbembe Public Events at the JWTC 29-Jun-2015
PUBLIC FORUM: 19-Mar-2003
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Name Titlesort descending Date
Sarah Nuttall New people at WISER in 2016 01-Mar-2016
Public Positions
Name Titlesort descending Date
Mark Heywood Public and Private Health Systems and the quality of care 01-Sep-2014

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