Past Events

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Seminars
Name Title Datesort ascending
An Imaginary Ocean: Carnival in Cape Town and the Black Atlantic 28-Sep-2004
Writing the World from an African Metropolis 27-Sep-2004
Globalisation and the African City: Touba, Abidjan, Durban 20-Sep-2004
Research with Human Subjects: The Evolution of Ethical Concepts & Guidelines 17-Sep-2004
History and Social Memory: Some Problems in their Relationship 02-Sep-2004
Post-Colonial Workplace Regimes in the Engineering Industries of South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe 23-Aug-2004
J.M. Coetzee, The Cape and the Question of History 16-Aug-2004
Worlds of Power: Religious Thought and Political Practice in Africa 10-Aug-2004
Precarious Conditions: Counter-Insurgency in Africa after 1945 03-Aug-2004
The Regulation of the Urban African Family in South Africa in the 1930s and 1940s 02-Aug-2004
The South African Economy 1994 - 2004 26-Jul-2004
John Stremlau 10-May-2004
Crime, Conflict and Politics: Politicised Violence on the Rand, 1984-1994 03-May-2004
Security and Violence on the Frontier of the State 26-Apr-2004
Colonialism, Limited: The Imperial Chartered Company in British Culture' 23-Mar-2004
Memory and Counter-memory' 19-Mar-2004
A Parting of the Ways: Colonial Africa and South Africa, 1946-48' 18-Mar-2004
Deracializing Imperialism?: Citizenship and Conflict in French Africa after World War II' 17-Mar-2004
Nationalist Historiography, Patriotic History and the History of the Nation: the struggle over the past in Zimbabwe 15-Mar-2004
Transformation of the Media - Reflections of 10 Years of Freedom 08-Mar-2004
The Healthy Brothel: the context of clinical services for sex workers in Hillbrow, South Africa 23-Feb-2004
IMIFANEKISO: Photographic portraits from mid-nineteenth century in Natal : the work of Dr R.J. Mann 16-Feb-2004
Narrative Discourse, Social Crisis and the Construction of the Beta Israel Identity 27-Oct-2003
To save South Africa you must dam it': Progressivism, Science, and natural Resource Conservation in the early 20th 22-Oct-2003
Deconstruction: Philosophy or literary theory? 20-Oct-2003
The Globe in the Text: Notes towards a Transnational History of the Book  20-Oct-2003
Reframing remembrance: The politics of the centenary commemorations of the South African War of 1899-1902 13-Oct-2003
Changing Contexts, Shifting Identities: Identity Formation Through the eyes of learners at a South African High School  06-Oct-2003
Transferential Zionism? Manfred Nathan's Sarie Marais: A Romance of the Anglo-Boer War 22-Sep-2003
Missionary and African perspectives on the Politics of Witchcraft among the Xhosa and Zulu Communities in the 19th Centu 15-Sep-2003
Impossible Representations: Pentecostalism, Video and Video Technology in Ghana 11-Sep-2003
Power, 'Partnerships' & Social Change: Creating contexts that enable HIV prevention 11-Sep-2003
Thinking the Impossible: Elements of a Critique of Political Liberalism in Southern Africa 11-Sep-2003
It is your mother who is the enemy now!' An account of the imprint of African National Congress (ANC) underground a 08-Sep-2003
Name Title Datesort ascending
Denis-Constant Martin An Imaginary Ocean: Carnival in Cape Town and the Black Atlantic 28-Sep-2004
Sarah Achille Nuttall Mbembe Writing the World from an African Metroplis 27-Sep-2004
Bill Freund Globalisation and the African City: Touba, Abidjan, Durban 20-Sep-2004
Paula Treichler Research with Human Subjects: The Evolution of Ethical Concepts and Guidelines 17-Sep-2004
Chris Wickham History and Social Memory: Some Problems in their Relatiosnhip 02-Sep-2004
Andries Bezuidenhout Post-Colonial Workplace Regimes in the Engineering Industries of South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe 23-Aug-2004
Kai Easton J.M. Coetzee, The Cape and the Question of History 16-Aug-2004
Stephen Gerrie Ellis Ter Haar Worlds of Power: Religious Thought and Political Practice in Africa 10-Aug-2004
Luise White Precarious Conditions: Counter-Insurgency in Africa after 1945 03-Aug-2004
Deborah Posel The Regulation of the Urban African Family in South Africa in the 1930s and 1940s 02-Aug-2004
Stephen Gelb The South African Economy, 1994-2004 26-Jul-2004
Gary Kynoch Crime, Conflict and Politics: Politicised Violence on the Rand, 1984-1994 03-May-2004
Steffen Jensen Security and Violence on the Frontier of the State 26-Apr-2004
Stephen Donovan Colonialism, Limited: The Imperial Chartered Company in British Culture' 23-Mar-2004
Johannes Fabian Memory and Counter-memory' 19-Mar-2004
Fred Cooper A Parting of the Ways: Colonial Africa and South Africa, 1946-48' 18-Mar-2004
Fred Cooper Deracializing Imperialism?: Citizenship and Conflict in French Africa after World War II 17-Mar-2004
Terence Ranger Nationalist: Historiography, Patriotic History and the History of the Nation: the struggle over the past in Zimbabwe 15-Mar-2004
Tawana Kupe Transformation of the Media - Reflections of 10 Years of Freedom 08-Mar-2004
Jonathan Stadler The Healthy Brothel: the context of clinical services for sex workers in Hillbrow, South Africa 23-Feb-2004
Jeff Guy IMIFANEKISO: Photographic portraits from mid-nineteenth century in Natal: the work of Dr R.J. Mann 16-Feb-2004
Abebe Zegeye Narrative Discourse, Social Crisis and the Contsruction of the Beta Israel Identity 27-Oct-2003
Karen Brown "To save South Africa you must dam it": Progressivism, Science, and Natural Resource Conservation in the early 22-Oct-2003
Isabel Hofmeyr The Globe in the Text: Notes towards a Transnational History of the Book 20-Oct-2003
Christopher Norris Deconstruction: Philosophy or literary theory? 20-Oct-2003
Albert Grundlingh Reframing remembrance: The politics of the centenary commemorations of South African War of 1899-1902 13-Oct-2003
Marcelle Dawson Changing Contexts, Shifting Identities: Identity Formation Through the eyesof learners at a South African High School 06-Oct-2003
Birgit Meyer Impossible Representations: Pentecostalism, Video and Video Technology in Ghana 23-Sep-2003
Louise Bethlehem Transferential Zionism? Manfred Nathan's Sarie Marais: A Romance of the Anglo-Boer War 22-Sep-2003
Tlou Makhura Missionary and African perspectives on the Politics of Witchcraft among the Xhosa and Zulu Communities in the 19th Cent 15-Sep-2003
Michael Neocosmos Thinking the Impossible: Elements of a Critique of Political Liberalism in Southern Africa 11-Sep-2003
Cathy Campbell Power, 'Partnerships and Social Change: Creating contexts that enable HIV prevention 11-Sep-2003
Raymond Suttner It is your mother who is the enemy now! An account of the imprint of African National Congress (ANC) underground activi 08-Sep-2003
Ran Greenstein State, Civil Society and the Reconfiguration of Power in Post-Apartheid South Africa 28-Aug-2003
Collaborations
Name Title Datesort ascending
Constituting Democracy 09-Sep-2004
Manhood and Masculinity: Struggles with Change 05-Sep-2004
Townships Now 09-Jun-2004
Ritualisation of the State: Neo-popular State Rituals in Mozambique and South Africa 03-Jun-2004
The Promise of Freedom and its Practice: Global Perspectives on South Africa's Decade of Democracy 17-May-2004
Class Acts: is the Concept of Class Still Alive in the Social Sciences? 28-Mar-2004
Ricoeur on the Subject & Truth 19-Mar-2004
Ricoeur on the Subject & Truth 18-Mar-2004
Phenomenology, Sartre and the Subject 17-Mar-2004
Husserl: the Crisis of European Science 12-Mar-2004
Subject, History, Knowledge: The problem of the Unconscious 11-Mar-2004
The body in mind or 'Civilization and its Discontents' 10-Mar-2004
From Nietzsche to Freud: recasting the subject 08-Mar-2004
Risk, Rationality and City Life 01-Feb-2004
Weber on Rationalization, Power & Politics 11-Nov-2003
Weber’s Method: Science, Values & History 10-Nov-2003
(...continued) Modernity and European Nihilism 06-Nov-2003
Modernity and European Nihilism 05-Nov-2003
Marx and Revolution – Communism: Fantasy or Freedom 04-Nov-2003
Historical Materialism: Marx on Science, Truth & History 03-Nov-2003
Wits Workshop on Law and Society 25-Sep-2003
New Acoustic Regimes: Rethinking Music & Sound 30-Aug-2003
Public Events
Name Title Datesort ascending
Is there a struggle between the Constitution & 'Things African'? 09-Sep-2004
Reparations: International, Social, Legal, Economic Dimensions 06-Jul-2004
Townships, Urban Renewal, Representation 11-Jun-2004
Waiting to Happen: HIV/AIDS in South Africa 31-Mar-2004
Translation-Transnation' 1994-2004, 10 years of literary exchangeSouth Africa - France - Netherlands 29-Mar-2004
Cheryl Carolus 25-Feb-2004
PRESENTATION: 21-Oct-2003
Steve Mokwena 18-Sep-2003
Mark Gevisser 17-Sep-2003
Rhoda Kadalie 10-Sep-2003

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