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
29 Jun 2011 - 3:15pm
  • Stephane
  • Robolin
Keorapetse Kgositsile's Imaginative Geographies
14 Apr 2011 - 3:15pm
  • Paul
  • Gready
Aftermaths: South Africa after Transitional Justice
29 Mar 2011 - 3:15pm
  • Kerry
  • Bystrom
Reading the South Atlantic: Chile, the Cold War, and the Smell of Apples
16 Mar 2011 - 3:15pm
  • Stephen
  • Donovan
Tarzan in Jakarta: Barack Obama and the Comic Book
15 Mar 2011 - 3:15pm
  • Ilana
  • Feldman
Life Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Effects, Political Claims and Palestinian RefugeeCommunity
14 Mar 2011 - 3:15pm
  • Dunbar
  • Moodie
Confessing Remorse about the Evils of Apartheid: the Dutch Reformed Church in the Nineteen-Eighties
4 Nov 2010 - 3:15pm
  • Jeremy
  • Prestholdt
Locating the Indian Ocean: Thoughts on the Historical Reconstitution of Space
25 Aug 2010 - 3:15pm
  • Bram
  • Buscher
Prosuming Conservation: Producing/Consuming Nature and the Material Base of Speculative Capitalism
19 Feb 2010 - 3:15pm
  • Dereje
  • Wordofa
Conflict transformation through dialogue in Africa
9 Feb 2010 - 3:15pm
  • Ida
  • Susser
AIDS, Sex and Culture: memory and power in contemporary South Africa
29 Sep 2009 - 3:15pm
  • Louise
  • Bethlehem
The Contagion of Witness: between Postcolonialism and Holocaust Memory
11 Aug 2009 - 3:15pm
  • Bibi
  • Bakare_Yusuf
Nudity and Morality: Legislating Women's Bodies and Dress in Nigeria
21 Jul 2009 - 3:15pm
  • Catherine
  • Cole
Mediating Testimony: Broadcasting South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission
20 Jul 2009 - 3:15pm
  • Susann
  • Baller
The Politics of Football: Neighbourhood clubs, youth politics and urban control in Senegal
17 Jul 2009 - 3:15pm
  • Tiffany
  • Willoughby_Herard
When the "Deserving Poor" were White and the Blacks were "Cheap African Labor": Racializing Poverty and Manufacturing Vulnerable White People
3 Jun 2009 - 6:30pm
  • Ania
  • Loomba
Cosmopolitan Legacies
1 Jun 2009 - 6:30pm
  • Suvir
  • Kaul
Three literary mediations on Hindu-Muslim violence in postcolonial India
18 May 2009 - 6:30pm
  • Sunil
  • Amrith
Indians Overseas? Governing Tamil Migration to Malaya, 1870-1941
17 Apr 2009 - 3:15pm
  • Hilary
  • Sapire
"A Sign Prophetic?": Black Loyalism and the 1947 Royal Tour of South Africa
2 Mar 2009 - 7:00pm
  • Mattijs
  • van de Port
"Poor Men's White: Turning the Popular into Cultural Heritage in Salvador, Bahia
31 Jul 2008 - 3:15pm
  • Bernard
  • Magnier
Francophone African literature and the critical appraisal of South African literature in France
23 Jul 2008 - 3:00pm
  • Daniel
  • Magaziner
Keeping the Faith with the Black Messiah: Suffering, Hope and the Cost of the Future
14 Jul 2008 - 3:00pm
  • Jeff
  • Opland
Where can you find Xhosa Lierature?
4 Jun 2008 - 3:00pm
  • Padraic
  • Kenney
The Moment of 1989: Democratic Revolution in a global perspective
21 May 2008 - 3:15pm
  • Gabeba
  • Baderoon
Slavery, Islam and the Construction of Race and Sex at the Cape
19 May 2008 - 3:00pm
  • Mark
  • Sanders
Child Soldiers in African Fiction
15 Nov 2007 - 4:00pm
  • George
  • Shire
On Zimbabwe: the arrogance of good imperialists
29 Oct 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Ruth
  • Simbao
Performing Cultural Guardianship: Chieftainess Nkomeshya's Political Revival of the Chakwela Makumbi Ceremony, Zambia
22 Oct 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Bruce
  • Janz
Imagining and Imaging Place: Exhaustion and Creation at the Edges of Place-Making
15 Oct 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Bernd
  • Grewe
Strings of Gold: Men, Mines and Markets in the World Economy
8 Oct 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Krige
  • Detlev
Deep but dicey play: The meanings of money in Soweto's popular economies
27 Aug 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Samadia
  • Sadouni
Inter-faith dialogue in Africa: A new optimism in International Relations?
20 Aug 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Julia
  • Hornberger
Ma-slaan-pa dockets': Policing domestic violence
16 Aug 2007 - 3:00pm
  • Moishe
  • Postone
Theorizing the Contemporary World: Robert Brenner, Giovani Arrighi, David Harvey
13 Aug 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Eric
  • Worby
Love in the time of conviction
6 Aug 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Raymond
  • Suttner
The Jacob Zuma Rape Trial: Power and ANC masculinities
30 Jul 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Michael
  • Titlestad
Apathy and agency in Damon Galgut's The Good Doctor
23 Jul 2007 - 3:00pm
  • Loren
  • Kruger
Edgy City Serials: Forms, Institutions and Built Environments in Post Apartheid Television Drama
21 May 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Alan
  • Mabin
Suburbs on the veld, modern and postmodern
11 May 2007 - 3:00pm
  • Leah
  • Price
The Circulation of Paper in Victorian London
7 May 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Tu
  • Huyhn
Digging deep. Reaching far. Binding identities: Racial formations through the prism of Chinese gold minders in South Africa, 1900-1910
2 May 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Jane
  • Carruthers
Science, conservation and apartheid: South Africa's national parks, c.1948-1960
16 Apr 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Keith
  • Hart
Money in the making of world society
26 Mar 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Shireen
  • Ally
Maid' Subject: Democratic Statecraft and Domestic Workers in Post- Apartheid South Africa
19 Mar 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Hillel
  • Braude
Patient Trouble: Reflections on a South African Medical Ethics
11 Mar 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Kelly
  • Gillespie
Moralising security: 'corrections' and the post-apartheid prison
8 Mar 2007 - 3:00pm
  • Heribert Kogila
  • Adam Moodley
Lessons from South Africa for Israel/Palestine
5 Mar 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Daryl
  • Glaser
Is There any Reason why an Egalitarian should support Black Economic Empowerment?
26 Feb 2007 - 6:00pm
  • Phil
  • Bonner
Decompartmentalizing South African History, 1902-1925
23 Oct 2006 - 6:00pm
  • Kgamadi
  • Kometsi
The Hurting Race: Cotton Pub (Hillbrow), Nunos (Melville) and Psychology (Wits)

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