Past Events

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

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Public Events
Name Titlesort descending Date
Martin Klein Slavery in the Cities of the Slave Trade 14-Mar-2013
Crystal Biruk Soap, Bloodsuckers, and Surveys: Moral Economies of AIDS Survey Research in Malawi 24-Jan-2013
Some Kind of Woman? Gender Politics, Twenty Years Later 26-Aug-2014
Achille Mbembe Southern Theory | Global Humanities -- A Lecture Series on Frantz Fanon 28-May-2012
Speakers: 22-May-2003
Speakers: 21-Aug-2002
Steve Mokwena 18-Sep-2003
Louise Bethlehem Surface Tensions: Bodies, Buildings and Haptic Contagion 23-Sep-2014
Sarah Nuttall Sven Augustijnen's 'Spectres' at WiSER 15-May-2014
Anne Pollock Synthesising Hope: Global Health, Postcolonial Science, and South African Drug Discovery 29-Jul-2015
Sarah Nuttall TAXI POETRY: From Fiction to Reality 29-May-2013
Isabel Hofmeyr Telescopic Modernism: Ulysses, the Stars, and South Africa 14-Nov-2013
Sarah Nuttall Textual Commodities in Empire 10-Jun-2013
Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred 12-Nov-2007
Max Bolt THE 'FAMILY HOUSE': Kinship, Inheritance and the legacies of Township Property Regimes 19-Sep-2017
Kim Gurney The Art of Public Space 19-Aug-2015
The Art(s) of Forensics: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation 06-Aug-2014
Srikant Saranghi The Black/Grey Box of Expertise in Professional Practice 21-Jul-2015
Graham Furniss The British Academy and the Association of Commonwealth Universities on research cultures and the issues surrounding ear 10-Mar-2016
The Credit Crunch: how it came about and can we escape it? 11-Feb-2009
Name Titlesort descending Date
Gabeba Baderoon Slavery, Islam and the Construction of Race and Sex at the Cape 21-May-2008
Paul Pronyk Social Interventions for HIV/AIDS: The Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and gender Equity 08-Oct-2002
Shula Marks Social Justice or Grandiose Scheme? : The 1944 National Health Services Commission (the Gluckman Commission) Revisite 30-Sep-2013
Michelle Williams Socialist Democracy and Generative Politics in Kerala and South Africa 09-Oct-2006
David Monyae South Africa in Africa: Promoting Constitutionalism in Southern Africa, 1994-2006 18-Sep-2006
Luci Abrahams South Africa in the Global Knowledge Economy: Structural irrelevance or successful new missions for development' 13-Mar-2003
Roger Southall South Africa's Fractured Power Elite 13-Feb-2012
Stephen Gelb South Africa's role in Africa and for the development of the African Agenda 12-Sep-2002
Jonathan Klaaren South African Citizenship: Past Present and Future 07-Aug-2006
Alan Mabin Southern theory and cities of the South 03-Jun-2013
Mehita Iqani Spectacles or Publics? Billboards, magazine covers, and ‘selfies’ as spaces of appearance 11-Nov-2013
Bruce Murray Sports Boycott and Cricket: South Africa's Exclusion from Test Match Cricket, 1970-1971 12-Aug-2002
Ran Greenstein State, Civil Society and the Reconfiguration of Power in Post-Apartheid South Africa 28-Aug-2003
Bernd Grewe Strings of Gold: Men, Mines and Markets in the World Economy 15-Oct-2007
Alan Mabin Suburbs on the veld, modern and postmodern 21-May-2007
Chris Lee Suzerainty or Empire: U.S. Military Intervention in the Indian Ocean, 1963-1970 07-Oct-2013
Detlev Krige Sweet dreams, diamond ladies and golden money: An ethnography of numbers running in Soweto 11-Oct-2004
Ato Quayson Symbolisation Compulsions: Freud, African Literature and South Africa's process of Truth and Reconciliation 05-Sep-2002
Stephen Donovan Tarzan in Jakarta: Barack Obama and the Comic Book 16-Mar-2011
Deborah James Tenure reformed: Policy and practice in the case of South Africa's landless people 28-Oct-2002
Michael Titlestad The Acoustics of Memory: Historiography and Alterity in Representations of 1950s Township Jazz 27-May-2002
Abebe Zegeye The Anatomy of Discrimation 29-Jul-2002
Tom Lodge The ANC and the development of party politics in modern South Africa' 08-May-2003
Andrew Macdonald The Beggar Chiefs of St. Zaia: Nestorian 'Great Deceivers' in South Africa and the Benevolent Empire, 1860s-19 11-Mar-2013
Irma du Pless The Body in Fiction: Afrikaner nationalism and children's literature in the 1940s 15-Oct-2002
Arjun Appadurai The Capacity to Aspire 29-Aug-2002
Leah Price The Circulation of Paper in Victorian London 11-May-2007
Louise Bethlehem The Contagion of Witness: between Postcolonialism and Holocaust Memory 29-Sep-2009
Eileen Julien The dead and the territory: a complex relationship 28-Nov-2011
David Fig The Decision of the Zambian Government to Refuse GM Food Aid 26-May-2003
Vashna Jagarnath The Diary as 'The Mirror of the self.' The daily discipline of diary writing in shaping Gandhi's private 04-Jun-2012
Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date
Slavery, Islam and the Construction of Race and Sex at the Cape 21-May-2008
David Cohen Small matter of truth 24-Mar-2016
Soccer and Social Change 13-Apr-2010
Social Interventions for HIV/AIDS: The Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and gender Equity 08-Oct-2002
PhD Fellows Social Theory Reading Group: The Writings of Stuart Hall 25-Mar-2014
Socialist Democracy and Generative Politics in Kerala and South Africa 09-Oct-2006
Isabel Hofmeyr Sound on Water 18-Aug-2017
South Africa in Africa: Promoting Constitutionalism in Southern Africa, 1994 - 2006 18-Sep-2006
South Africa in the Global Knowledge Economy: Structural irrelevance or successful new missions for development' 13-Mar-2003
South Africa's role in Africa and for the development of the African Agenda 12-Sep-2002
South African Citizenship: Past Present and Future 07-Aug-2006
Split Screen: 'Local' and 'Diasporic' Film in the Anglophone Caribbean 17-Jul-2002
Sports Boycott and Cricket: South Africa's Exclusion from Test Match Cricket, 1970-1971 12-Aug-2002
State, Civil Society and the Reconfiguration of Power in Post-Apartheid South Africa 28-Aug-2003
Strings of Gold: Men, Mines and Markets in the World Economy 15-Oct-2007
Suburbs on the veld, modern and postmodern 21-May-2007
Sweet dreams, diamond ladies and golden money: An ethnography of numbers running in Soweto 11-Oct-2004
Sam Daly Sworn on the Gun: Law and Crime in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970. 25-Jul-2016
Symbolisation Compulsions: Freud, African Literature and South Africa's process of Truth and Reconciliation 05-Sep-2002
Sarah Nuttall Symposium : Medical Memoirs 06-Sep-2017
Tenure reformed: Policy and practice in the case of South Africa's landless people 28-Oct-2002
The Acoustics of Memory: Historiography and Alterity in Representations of 1950s Township Jazz 27-May-2002
The Anatomy of Discrimination 29-Jul-2002
The ANC and the development of party politics in modern South Africa' 08-May-2003
Robyn Bloch The apartheid historian’s struggle: black betrayal and its effects 05-Jun-2017
The Arts of Human Rights: Day One 06-Aug-2014
The Arts of Human Rights: Day Two 07-Aug-2014
Héloïse Pillayre The Avenues of Compensation of Sufferers of Asbestos-Derived Illnesses. Choice of Mechanisms, Implication in Victims’ Or 21-Sep-2017
Ngaka Mosiane The Body and City Space 30-Aug-2016
The Body in Fiction: Afrikaner nationalism and children's literature in the 1940s 15-Oct-2002
The Capacity to Aspire 29-Aug-2002
The Circulation of Paper in Victorian London 30-Mar-2007
Sarah Nuttall The Climate of Race 08-Aug-2016
The Contagion of Witness: between Postcolonialism and Holocaust Memory 29-Sep-2009
The dead and the territory: a complex relationship 11-May-2007
The Decision of the Zambian Government to Refuse GM Food Aid 26-May-2003
Collaborations
Name Titlesort descending Date
South African Literary Studies: A Provocation on the State of the Field 16-Apr-2008
Sovereign Bodies: Citizens, Migrants and States in the Postcolonial World 06-Feb-2003
Sovereign Power and Bare Life with HIV/AIDS 06-Feb-2003
Structure & Subject in Althusser 05-Nov-2004
Subject, History, Knowledge: The problem of the Unconscious 11-Mar-2004
Symosium: 25-Aug-2005
Keith Breckenridge Technology Studies in Africa 10-Jul-2016
Hylton White Temporariness and the Everyday Conversations with Charles Piot and Ann Allison 26-Mar-2014
The body in mind or 'Civilization and its Discontents' 10-Mar-2004
The Burden of Race? 05-Jul-2001
The Enlightenment and the Philosophical Project of Modernity 24-Mar-2003
The Ethics of Immanuel Kant 27-Mar-2003
Book Launches
Name Titlesort descending Date
Isabel Hofmeyr Ten Books that Shaped the British Empire: Creating an Imperial Commons 28-May-2015

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