Past Events

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

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Collaborations
Name Titlesort descending Date
Provincializing Europe, Globalizing Africa: Can African Studies be Global? 06-May-2002
Psychoanalysis and Punishment 07-Feb-2003
Punishment and Incarceration. 29-Aug-2007
Radio, Publics and Communities in Southern Africa 10-Oct-2007
Sarah Nuttall Reading the Booker: Reflections from Southern Africa 11-Mar-2015
Religious Lives of Migrants: Local and Transnational Perspectives 05-May-2008
Joshua Walker Report from DRC Conference: "Post-Extractive Futures: Living Without and Beyond Diamonds in Mbujimayi" 21-Oct-2015
Ricoeur on the Subject & Truth 19-Mar-2004
Ricoeur on the Subject & Truth 18-Mar-2004
Risk, Rationality and City Life 01-Feb-2004
Ritualisation of the State: Neo-popular State Rituals in Mozambique and South Africa 03-Jun-2004
Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date
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
Public Health among the Lineaments of the Colonial State in natal, 1901-1909 05-Jun-2003
Public Poetics in the era of 'Accumulation by Dispossession 23-Aug-2006
Srila Roy Queer activism as governmentality: regulating lesbian lives in India 23-Oct-2017
Queer Centres and Peripheries 15-Aug-2003
Quiet diplomacy in Zimbabwe: a case study of South Africa in Africa 23-May-2005
Rac(e)ing Crime and Poverty into the Present: The State, Colouredness, and Correctional Institutionalization in the Peri 01-Mar-2002
Race and the New Orders of Theory: A Workshop 04-Dec-2014
Simonne Horwitz Race, gender and the South African ‘blood wars’. 23-May-2016
Saul Dubow Racial Irredentism, Ethnogenesis, and White Supremacy in High-Apartheid South Africa 15-Oct-2015
Laura Foster Re-Inventing Hoodia: Patentability, Materiality, and the Making of Belonging in South Africa 09-Mar-2016
Re-membering/Re-visioning/Re-connecting: Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Ayi Kwei Armah come to Nairobi 13-Apr-2005
Redeeming the Failed Promise of Democracy in Eritrea: From Liberation to Repression 19-May-2005
Reframing remembrance: The politics of the centenary commemorations of the South African War of 1899-1902 13-Oct-2003
Religion and Migrant Labour 19-May-2005
Religion’s place in the various Academic Disciplines 10-May-2007
Research with Human Subjects: The Evolution of Ethical Concepts & Guidelines 17-Sep-2004
Reviewing Menstruation: On being Feminist and Feminine 17-Sep-2002
Rewriting Twentieth-Century South Africa: General History in a Post-Apartheid Era 20-Nov-2001
Rupture Talk in the Nuclear Age: Conjugating Colonial Power in Africa 18-Aug-2003
Christa Kuljian Sanctuary: How an Inner City Church Spilled onto a Sidewalk 21-Aug-2014
Scandal in the Colonies: Sydney and Cape Town, 1820-1850 14-Mar-2005
School Walls, Walls as Schools in South Africa: An Outside View of educational Institutions 22-Jul-2002
Science, conservation and apartheid: South Africa's national parks, c.1948-c.1960 02-May-2007
Scoundrels, Crocodiles, and Border-Jumpers 25-Oct-2004
Security and Violence on the Frontier of the State 26-Apr-2004
Jon Klaaren Seminar by Lionel Zevounou on the concept of Assimilation in French Law: A post-colonial approach - 13 Sept at 1pm 13-Sep-2017
Mazibuko Jara Seminar on "Law and Society: Property and Rights in Land in South Africa" - 27 Sept - 1pm 27-Sep-2017
Seminar: 01-Aug-2005
Name Titlesort descending Date
Lesley-Ann Katz Psychology and Perceptions of Justice: An Exploration of Socio - Biographical Indicators 28-Jul-2003
Marcia Wright Public Health, among the Lineaments of the Colonial State in Natal, 1901-1909 05-Jun-2003
Mark Nowack Public Poetics in the era of 'Accumulation by Dispossession' 23-Aug-2006
Dennis Altman Queer Centres and Peripheries 15-Aug-2003
Tom Lodge Quiet diplomacy in Zimbabwe: a case study of South Africa in Africa 23-May-2005
Azeem Badroodien Rac(e)ing Crime and Poverty into the Present: The State, Colouredness, and Correctional Institutionalization in the Peri 25-Feb-2002
Stefan Helgesson Radicalising Temporal Difference: Anthropology, Postcolonial Theory and the Question of Time 22-Apr-2014
Gabrielle Hecht Rapture Talk in the Nuclear Age: Conjugating Colonial Power in Africa 18-Aug-2003
Kerry Bystrom Reading the South Atlantic: Chile, the Cold War, and the Smell of Apples 29-Mar-2011
Dan Connell Redeeming the Failed Promise of Democracy in Eritrea: From Liberation to Repression 19-May-2005
Albert Grundlingh Reframing remembrance: The politics of the centenary commemorations of South African War of 1899-1902 13-Oct-2003
Deborah James Regulating credit: tackling the redistributiveness of neoliberalism 18-Feb-2013
Dunbar Moodie Religion and Migrant Labour 19-May-2005
Paula Treichler Research with Human Subjects: The Evolution of Ethical Concepts and Guidelines 17-Sep-2004
Matshilo Motsei Reviewing Menstruation: On being Feminist and Feminine 17-Sep-2002
William Beinart Rewriting Twentieth-Century South Africa: General History in a Post-Apartheid Era 20-Nov-2001
Kirsten McKenzie Scandal in the Colonies: Sydney and Cape Town, 1820-1850 14-Mar-2005
Elisabeth Deliry-Antheaumep School Walls, Walls as Schools in South Africa: An Outside View of educational Institutions 22-Jul-2002
Keith Breckenridge Science of Empire: The South African Origins of Galton's Eugenics 18-Nov-2013
Jane Carruthers Science, conservation and apartheid: South Africa's national parks, c.1948-1960 02-May-2007
Clapperton Mavhunga Scoundrels, Crocodiles, and Border-Jumpers: Journeys, Men, Migration and 'Urbanisation-in-Rural-Areas'-Southea 25-Oct-2004
Steffen Jensen Security and Violence on the Frontier of the State 26-Apr-2004
Public Positions
Name Titlesort descending Date
Mark Heywood Public and Private Health Systems and the quality of care 01-Sep-2014
Julia Hornberger Public Positions : Police against the People 14-Apr-2014
Aninka Claassens Public Positions : Property, communal land, and traditional leadership 21-Jul-2014
Zweli Jolobe Public Positions : The crisis of democratic representation in local government 26-May-2014
Marie Huchzermeyer Public Positions : The Right to the City 07-Oct-2014
Keith Breckenridge Public positions on History and Politics : Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century 19-May-2015
Shireen Hassim Public positions on History and Politics : Racism, recognition and justice 17-Mar-2015
Jonathan Klaaren Public Positions on History and Politics : The Cost of Justice 24-Mar-2014
Keith Breckenridge Public Positions: The Implications of Anglo's Fall 12-Apr-2016
Public Events
Name Titlesort descending Date
Achille Mbembe Public Events at the JWTC 29-Jun-2015
PUBLIC FORUM: 26-Mar-2003
PUBLIC FORUM: 19-Mar-2003
Keith Breckenridge Public Lecture by Arvind Panagariya on ‘India’s Growth Explosion: Its Roots and Impact on the Poor’ 07-Jun-2013
Claudia Gastrow Public Space: Infrastructure and Informality in the Splintering City 07-May-2015
David Theo Goldberg Public Symposium on New Directions In Critical Race Theory 08-Feb-2013
Siba Grovugui Race to Commonwealth: Universalism in International Law 01-Jul-2014
Federico Navarrete Race, Violence and Death in Post-National Mexico 17-Sep-2015
Achille Mbembe Raceless Futures in Critical Black Thought 30-Jun-2014
Re-imagining South African Higher Education in the Image of a Liberated South Africa 22-May-2006
Pamila Gupta Reading a Photographic Archive from Indian Ocean Africa: Capital Art Studio in Stone Town, Zanzibar 23-Jul-2013
Achille Mbembe Reinventing Pan-Africanism in the Age of Xenophobia 04-Jun-2015
Religious Pluralism in Post-Apartheid South Africa 25-Feb-2010
Reparations: International, Social, Legal, Economic Dimensions 06-Jul-2004
Tamar Garb Retrotopia: “Secretly I Will Love You More” 03-Apr-2014
Rhoda Kadalie 10-Sep-2003
Christa Kuljian Rocking the Cradle 15-Oct-2014
Round Table 25-May-2006
Catherine Burns Roundtable: Global South studies of, and responses to, Rape 03-Jul-2013
Achille Mbembe Santu Mofokeng in conversation with Achille Mbembe 07-Mar-2013
Screening of a documentary, Cemetery State 09-Apr-2010
Robin Kelley Searching for Africa in America: Some Preliminary Reflections 06-Jul-2017
WISH Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date
Catherine Burns Race, Sex, Birth and Blood in South African History : “Rhesus sensitization in the Bantu” in South Africa, 1940 to 1970 02-Jun-2014
Jonathan Klaaren Regulating the South African Judiciary: 2012-2013 23-Jun-2014
Gustav Peebles Rehabilitating the hoard: the social dynamics of unbanking in Africa and beyond 26-Aug-2013
Kerry Chance Sacrifice After Mandela: Debts of Liberation Among South Africa’s First Post-Apartheid Generation 24-Jul-2017
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Name Titlesort descending Date
Keith Breckenridge Re-considering lung disease in South Africa : the politics of data and materiality in a century of mine silicosis. 15-Apr-2017
Achille Mbembe Responding to the Challenges of Racism in a Post-Apartheid South Africa 04-May-2015

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