Past Events

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

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Public Events
Name Title Datesort ascending
Family Matters: Rethinking Jewish History in South Africa Professor Shula Marks 15-Aug-2006
Birds of Heaven 21-Jun-2006
Bronx-Barbes 20-Jun-2006
What was at stake in the Zuma trial? 05-Jun-2006
Round Table 25-May-2006
Transforming South African Society: Theory, Practice and Prospects 24-May-2006
Re-imagining South African Higher Education in the Image of a Liberated South Africa 22-May-2006
Equity and Justice in Transforming Society 18-May-2006
Equal Protection, Racial Redress and Non-Discrimination: Can They Be Reconciled? 17-May-2006
Non-Racialism and the Idea of a Transformed University 10-May-2006
Equity and Development in Higher Education: Two sides of the same coin? 04-May-2006
White Power, Black Politics and Affirmative Action in the Post-Apartheid University 02-May-2006
Concepts of Transformation and the Social Structure of South Africa 26-Apr-2006
Black Nationalism and the Limits of Racial Freedom 25-Apr-2006
Facing Up to Race: Equity, Diversity and the Idea of the University 25-Apr-2006
WISER invites you to the first in the series of: 24-May-2005
The first series of Public Encounters: 18-May-2005
Internal Democracy in the ANC - William Gumede will speak about his new book on Thabo Mbeki. Comments by Tom Lodge 19-Apr-2005
Firoz Cachalia, Boyane Tshehla & Graeme Simpson 02-Mar-2005
Achille Mbembe (WISER) presents three lectures on 01-Mar-2005
Gayness and God: Reconciling Orthodox Judaism and Homosexuality 23-Feb-2005
Ken Follett internationally acclaimed bestselling author of the thriller novel, on The History of the Thriller, in conve 16-Feb-2005
Professor Lewis Nkosi in conversation with Achille Mbembe 10-Feb-2005
The Notorious Syndicalist: J.T. Bain A Scottish Rebel in Colonial South Africa 30-Sep-2004
Name Title Datesort ascending
Eric Worby The Play of Race in a Field of Urban Desire: Soccer and Spontaneity in Rhodes Park, Johannesburg 14-Aug-2006
Jonathan Klaaren South African Citizenship: Past Present and Future 07-Aug-2006
Liz Gunner Being a Writer of the World: Lewis Nkosi and The South African Literary Tradition 31-Jul-2006
Veronique Tadjo Francophone African literature: the language issue 24-Jul-2006
Shula Marks The international context of South Africa's "experiment in social medicine" in the mid-twentieth century 17-Jul-2006
Jane Taylor "why do you tear me from myself": Torture, truth and the arts of the Counter-Reformation 22-May-2006
Gary Kynoch Urban Violence in Colonial Africa: A Case for South African Exceptionalism 15-May-2006
Kally Forrest The national union of metalworkers: winning and losing in the National Industrial Council for the Iron, Steel, Engineer 08-May-2006
Josiah Blackmore Portuguese Maritime Exploration and the Africa in-Between 02-May-2006
Lars Buur Democracy and its discontent: Vigilantism, soverignity and human rights in South Africa 24-Apr-2006
Franco Barchiesi Inequality, Wage Labor and Social Citizenship in the Making of South Africa's Post-Apartheid Democracy 03-Apr-2006
Tom Lodge Quiet diplomacy in Zimbabwe: a case study of South Africa in Africa 23-May-2005
Dan Connell Redeeming the Failed Promise of Democracy in Eritrea: From Liberation to Repression 19-May-2005
Dunbar Moodie Religion and Migrant Labour 19-May-2005
Julia Seirlis Laughing All the Way to Freedom?: Contemporary Stand-Up Comedy and Democracy in South Africa 16-May-2005
Yoon Park From Sojourners to Settlers: Early Constructions of Chinese Identity in South Africa, 1870-1948 09-May-2005
Peter Alexander Globalisation and new social identities: A jigsaw puzzle from Johannesburg 25-Apr-2005
Natasha Erlank The Persistance of Tradition? Christianity and Circumcision in the Eastern Cape, c.1900-1940 18-Apr-2005
Simon Njami Curating Africa 23-Mar-2005
Rimli Bhattacharya Performing Selves: Women's Auto/Biography and Modernity in India 15-Mar-2005
Kirsten McKenzie Scandal in the Colonies: Sydney and Cape Town, 1820-1850 14-Mar-2005
Olivier Wieviorka Violence and the French Resistance 09-Mar-2005
Jens Andersson Malawians in Johannes-burg: Organising Informal Trade and Migration in a Liberalising Environment 01-Mar-2005
Juma Okuku Beyond "third term" politics: constitutionalism, constitu-tional reforms and democratic governance in Uganda 28-Feb-2005
Phil Bonner Zulu xenophobia, Kgatla conspiracies and Pedi plots: Transvaal Native Congress politics in the 1930s 21-Feb-2005
Clapperton Mavhunga Scoundrels, Crocodiles, and Border-Jumpers: Journeys, Men, Migration and 'Urbanisation-in-Rural-Areas'-Southea 25-Oct-2004
Detlev Krige Sweet dreams, diamond ladies and golden money: An ethnography of numbers running in Soweto 11-Oct-2004
Seminars
Name Title Datesort ascending
The Play of Race in a Field of Urban Desire: Soccer and Spontaneity in Rhodes Park, Johannesburg 14-Aug-2006
South African Citizenship: Past Present and Future 07-Aug-2006
Being a Writer of the World: Lewis Nkosi and the South African Literary Tradition 31-Jul-2006
Signifying Self in the Relocation of Identity: D.D.T. Jabavu's Musical Perfomances at Tuskegee, 1913 27-Jul-2006
Francophone African literature: the language issue. 24-Jul-2006
The international context of South Africa's 'experiment in social medicine' in the mid-twentieth century 17-Jul-2006
Sightings / Site-ings of the African City 14-Jun-2006
Why do you tear me from myself?': Torture, truth and the arts of the Counter-Reformation 22-May-2006
Urban Violence in Colonial Africa: A Case for South African Exceptionalism 15-May-2006
The national union of metalworkers: winning and losing on the National Industrial Council for the Iron, Steel, Engineeri 08-May-2006
Portuguese Maritime Exploration and the African in-Between 02-May-2006
Democracy and its discontent: Vigilantism, sovereignity and human rights in South Africa 24-Apr-2006
end of the underground 19-Apr-2006
Inequality, Wage Labor and Social Citizenship in the Making of South Africa's Post-Apartheid Democracy 03-Apr-2006
Seminar: 01-Aug-2005
Quiet diplomacy in Zimbabwe: a case study of South Africa in Africa 23-May-2005
Religion and Migrant Labour 19-May-2005
Redeeming the Failed Promise of Democracy in Eritrea: From Liberation to Repression 19-May-2005
Laughing All the Way to Freedom? :Contemporary Stand-up Comedy and Democracy in South Africa 16-May-2005
From Sojourners to Settlers: Early Constructions of Chinese Identity in South Africa, 1870-1948 09-May-2005
Globalisation and new social identities: A jig-saw puzzle from Johannesburg 25-Apr-2005
The Persistance of Tradition?: Christianity and Circumcision in the Eastern Cape, c.1900-1940 18-Apr-2005
Re-membering/Re-visioning/Re-connecting: Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Ayi Kwei Armah come to Nairobi 13-Apr-2005
Shifting Fields: Imagining Literacy Renewal in Itinerario and Drum 11-Apr-2005
Curating Africa 23-Mar-2005
Performing Selves: Women's Auto/Biography and Modernity in India 15-Mar-2005
Scandal in the Colonies: Sydney and Cape Town, 1820-1850 14-Mar-2005
Violence & the French Resistance 09-Mar-2005
Hydra's Heads: Revisiting PAGAD Five Years On 07-Mar-2005
Jens Andersson Malawians in Johannes-burg: Organising Informal Trade & Migration in a Liberalising Environment 01-Mar-2005
Beyond 'third term' politics: constitutionalism, constitu-tional reforms and democratic governance in Uganda 28-Feb-2005
Zulu xenophobia, Kgatla conspiracies & Pedi plots: Transvaal Native Congress politics in the 1930s 21-Feb-2005
Scoundrels, Crocodiles, and Border-Jumpers 25-Oct-2004
Sweet dreams, diamond ladies and golden money: An ethnography of numbers running in Soweto 11-Oct-2004
Collaborations
Name Title Datesort ascending
Prize Fights: Current Contests in South African Literary Culture 26-Jun-2006
For Reasons of Faith: The Role of Religion in Modern Public Life 17-Oct-2005
Third Law and Society Workshop, special focus for 2005: 05-Sep-2005
Symosium: 25-Aug-2005
Tina Sideris (WISER) 25-Aug-2005
Workshop: 22-Aug-2005
Achille Mbembe (WISER) 19-Jul-2005
Achille Mbembe (WISER), Sue van Zyl (Wits) 31-May-2005
Achille Mbembe (WISER) presents three lectures on 01-Mar-2005
Habermas’s Communicative Critique of the Frankfurt School 09-Nov-2004
Structure & Subject in Althusser 05-Nov-2004
Barthes: The Rise & Development of Semiotics 03-Nov-2004
Habermas’s Communicative Critique of the Frankfurt School 02-Nov-2004
Life and Death in a Time of AIDS: the Southern African Experience 14-Oct-2004
http://wiserweb.wits.ac.za/PDF%20Files/indian-ocean.pdf">Draft programme (PDF) 30-Sep-2004

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