WISER Seminar Papers

WISER, and its predecessors the Institute for Advanced Study and the African Studies Institute, have hosted an inter-disciplinary seminar in southern African research for almost half a century. Listed here are the papers for which we have information. Much of the data comes from the Wits Wiredspace project, and the papers are stored on their servers. This list is ordered chronologically, extending back to the middle of the 1960s.

Date
3 Jun 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Alan
  • Mabin
Southern theory and cities of the South
27 May 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Imraan
  • Coovadia
Coetzee: In and Out of Cape Town
20 May 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Sarah
  • Nuttall
Private lives and public cultures in South Africa
13 May 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Maggie
  • Davey
The Okhela Story
6 May 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Cynthia
  • Kros
‘Facing up to the Past’: a comparative venture along the trajectories of two truth commissions – The Independent Commission of Experts (Bergier Commission) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
22 Apr 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Lucy
  • Allais
On Freedom and Forgiveness
8 Apr 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Achille
  • Mbembe
Africa in Theory
25 Mar 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Ivor
  • Chipkin
Capitalism, City, Apartheid in the Twenty First Century
18 Mar 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Jacob
  • Dlamini
My traitors' narratives: Betrayal in South African history
11 Mar 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Andrew
  • Macdonald
The Beggar Chiefs of St. Zaia: Nestorian 'Great Deceivers' in South Africa and the Benevolent Empire, 1860s-1940s
25 Feb 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Alex
  • Lichtenstein
From Durban to Wiehahn: Black Workers, Employers, and the State in South Africa during the 1970s
18 Feb 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Deborah
  • James
Regulating credit: tackling the redistributiveness of neoliberalism
12 Nov 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Zoe
  • Groves
Transnational Migration and Pan-African Solidarity: the Case of the Central African Federation, 1953-1963
5 Nov 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Stacey
  • Sommerdyk
Negotiating Cross-Cultural Trade in the Eighteenth Century: From the Atlantic Coast Markets to the Congo River Basin
29 Oct 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Joel
  • Quirk
Slavery and 'Lesser' Servitudes: Separate and Stratified or Blended Together?
22 Oct 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Jeff
  • Guy
Continuities, contexts and concepts: making sense of Shepstone
15 Oct 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Lindelwa
  • Dalamba
Gwigwi Mrwebi, Ghetto Musicians, and the Jazz Imperative: the Social and Musical Dynamics of South African Jazz in 1960s London
8 Oct 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Vukile
  • Khumalo
A post-apartheid (rural) citizen, 1986 – 1991: Provisional Notes on Rural Transformation Association
4 Oct 2012 - 2:15pm
  • Keith
  • Breckenridge
Imperial biometric laboratory
1 Oct 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Ariana
  • Maria
  • Lissoni
  • Suriano
Married to the ANC: the life histories of Tanzanian women and their entanglement in South Africa’s liberation struggle
17 Sep 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Jimmy
  • Pieterse
Dictionaries and Discourses of Deviance
10 Sep 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Bheki
  • Peterson
Dignity, memory and the future under siege: reconciliation and nation-building in post-apartheid South Africa
27 Aug 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Malose
  • Karl
  • Langa
  • von Holdt
Insurgent citizenship, class formation and the dual nature of community protest: a case study of Kungcatsha
20 Aug 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Mark
  • Hunter
Circuits of Schooling and the Production of Space: the Household, Education, and Symbolic Struggles after Apartheid
13 Aug 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Ran
  • Greenstein
Israel/Palestine and the apartheid analogy: theoretical and methodological considerations
6 Aug 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Catherine
  • Burns
Writing the history of sex in South Africa
30 Jul 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Liz
  • Gunner
K.E.Masinga, Zulu Radio and the Politics of Migrant Aurality
26 Jul 2012 - 2:00pm
  • Luise
  • White
The Lost History of the Rhonasians: Rhodesian Independence and the Place of Race in Decolonization
23 Jul 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Lynn
  • Thomas
Imported Cosmetics and Colonial Crucibles: Pre-histories to the Twentieth-century Use of Commercial Skin Lighteners
23 Jul 2012 - 10:30am
  • Derek
  • Peterson
The Work of Time in Uganda
16 Jul 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Keith
  • Shear
At War with the Pass Laws? Administrative Reform and the Policing of White Supremacy in 1940s South Africa
18 Jun 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Ivor
  • Barbara
  • Chipkin
  • Lipietz
Transforming South Africa’s Racial Bureaucracy: New Public Management and public sector reform in contemporary South Africa
11 Jun 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Peter
  • Limb
African Associational Life and Journalism in Central Johannesburg of the 1910s
4 Jun 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Vashna
  • Jagarnath
The Diary as 'The Mirror of the self.' The daily discipline of diary writing in shaping Gandhi's private ruminations and his public discourse
28 May 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Richard
  • Pithouse
Thought Amidst Waste
21 May 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Alan
  • Mabin
think metropole: memory, citizenship and futures in Paris, São Paolo and Johannesburg
14 May 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Lucy
  • Allais
Kant on giving to beggars
7 May 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Dunbar
  • Moodie
“Cyril’s eyes lit up.” Roelf Meyer, Francois Venter, the Afrikaner Broederbond and the decision to abandon "group rights" in favour of a "regstaat" (constitutional state)
23 Apr 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Dilip
  • Menon
Doing the Intellectual History of Colonial India
16 Apr 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Julia
  • Hornberger
From Drug Safety to Drug Security
26 Mar 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Rory
  • Carolyn
  • Litheko
  • Bester
  • Hamilton
  • Modisane
Circulation, Visual Forms and the Public Life of Ideas
19 Mar 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Loren
  • Landau
Hospitality without hosts: Mobility and communities of convenience in Africa's Urban estuaries
12 Mar 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Isabel
  • Hofmeyr
The Folds of Empire: Gandhi and Print culture in the Indian Ocean world
5 Mar 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Prinisha
  • Badassy
'This sinister business in babies' - The perils of baby-farming scandals and Infant Life Protection Legislation, 1890-1930
27 Feb 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Jon
  • Hyslop
'Ghostlike' Seafarers and Sailing Ship Nostalgia: The Steamship Lascar in the British Imagination c.1880-1960
20 Feb 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Ute
  • Holl
Media, Ethnology and Cybernetics
13 Feb 2012 - 3:00pm
  • Roger
  • Southall
South Africa's Fractured Power Elite
28 Nov 2011 - 3:00pm
  • Eileen
  • Julien
The dead and the territory: a complex relationship
23 Aug 2011 - 3:00pm
  • Mustafa
  • Barghouti
Defeating occupation: The role of Palestine civil society and the internationalsolidarity movement
18 Aug 2011 - 6:00pm
  • Eva
  • Hoffman
Lost and Found in Transition: Contested memories and moving on from difficult pasts

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