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
10 Apr 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Steven
  • Robins
Grounding "globalisation from below": "Global citizens" in local spaces'
7 Apr 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Shireen Katie Paul
  • Ally Mooney Stewart
The State-Sponsored and Centralised Institutionalisation of an Academic Discipline: Sociology in South Africa, 1920-1970
31 Mar 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Lucien
  • van de Walt
Before Communism: Rethinking the Early Left in South Africa
27 Mar 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Bill
  • Melody
Developing the Information Infrastructure for South Africa's Information Society: How Markets and Regulation are Shaping Network Development and Access Opportunities'
25 Mar 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Nicole
  • Ulrich
The origins of FOSATU: the Trade Union Advisory Council, and the creation of a new trade union tradition, 1974-1979
17 Mar 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Lize
  • Kriel
Negotiating identity in contested space: African encounters, with Germans, Boers and Britons in late nineteenth century Transvaal
13 Mar 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Luci
  • Abrahams
South Africa in the Global Knowledge Economy: Structural irrelevance or successful new missions for development'
11 Mar 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Robert
  • Thornton
Flows of 'sexual substance' and representation of the body in South Africa
10 Mar 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Stanley
  • Trapido
The origins of the South African War: Reflections on the political economy
7 Mar 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Sindre
  • Bangstad
Hydra's Heads: Revisiting PAGAD Five Years On
6 Mar 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Barry
  • Munslow
Complex emergencies and development: When the State breaks down'
27 Feb 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Oscar
  • Monteiro
Traditional Weberian Bureaucracy and New Public Management: Exclusive or Complementray'
25 Feb 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Deborah
  • Posel
"Getting the nation talking about sex": Reflections on the ploitics of sexuality and nation-building in post apartheid South Africa
24 Feb 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Liz
  • Gunner
Writing the City: Four Post-Apartheid texts
4 Feb 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Elleke
  • Boehmer
Global Nets, Textual Webs, or, what isnt new about Empire
15 Nov 2002 - 2:30pm
  • Jim
  • Martin
Making Peace: Evaluation and Reconciliation
5 Nov 2002 - 3:00pm
  • Suzanne
  • Klausen
The uncertain future of white supremacy and the politics of fertility, 1920-1939
28 Oct 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Deborah
  • James
Tenure reformed: Policy and practice in the case of South Africa's landless people
21 Oct 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Preben
  • Kaarsholm
Moral Panic and Cultural Mobilisation: Responses to the crises of AIDS, crime and transition in a KwaZulu-Natal slum
15 Oct 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Irma
  • du Pless
The Body in Fiction: Afrikaner nationalism and children's literature in the 1940s
10 Oct 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Keith
  • Breckenridge
Biometric Government in the New South Africa
8 Oct 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Paul
  • Pronyk
Social Interventions for HIV/AIDS: The Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and gender Equity
7 Oct 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Steffen
  • Jensen
Above the Laws: Practices of Sovereignty in Surrey Estates, Cape Town
1 Oct 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Isak
  • Niehaus
Gendered Endings: Narratives of Sexuality and Suicide in the South African Lowveld
26 Sep 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Susan
  • Van Zyl
On Becoming a Citizen and Staying There: Ideas on social psychology, psychoanalysis and the state
25 Sep 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Gillian
  • Hart
Disabling Globalisation: Places of Power in Post-Apartheid South Africa
17 Sep 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Matshilo
  • Motsei
Reviewing Menstruation: On being Feminist and Feminine
16 Sep 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Peter Anita
  • Alexander Chan
Does China have an apartheid pass system?
12 Sep 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Stephen
  • Gelb
South Africa's role in Africa and for the development of the African Agenda
10 Sep 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Puleng
  • Hanong
Body and Voice in South Sotho Rape Testimonials
5 Sep 2002 - 3:15pm
  • Ato
  • Quayson
Symbolisation Compulsions: Freud, African Literature and South Africa's process of Truth and Reconciliation
29 Aug 2002 - 8:00pm
  • Arjun
  • Appadurai
The Capacity to Aspire
29 Aug 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Shireen
  • Hassim
The Gender Pact and Democratic Consolidation: Institutionalising Gender Equality in the South African State
27 Aug 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Gerald
  • Kraak
Homosexuality and the South Africa Left: The Ambiguities of Exile
20 Aug 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Sarah
  • Nuttall
Bodiographies: Writing the Body and the Self
19 Aug 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Chris
  • Landsberg
The International Politics of South Africa's Triple Transition
15 Aug 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Raymond
  • Suttner
Culture(s) of the African National Congress of South Africa - exile and prison experiences
12 Aug 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Bruce
  • Murray
Sports Boycott and Cricket: South Africa's Exclusion from Test Match Cricket, 1970-1971
6 Aug 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Teresa
  • Dirsuweit
Hulle dra nog die Panties': Exploring masculinity in a Women's Prison
5 Aug 2002 - 6:00pm
  • David
  • Thelen
Challenges the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Presents to the Modern Discipline of History
1 Aug 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Ivor
  • Chipkin
Functional' and 'Dysfunctional' Communities: A View on the State from the Vantage of 'Development'
29 Jul 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Abebe
  • Zegeye
The Anatomy of Discrimation
22 Jul 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Elisabeth
  • Deliry-Antheaumep
School Walls, Walls as Schools in South Africa: An Outside View of educational Institutions
15 Jul 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Jonathan
  • Hyslop
A Scottish socialist reads Carlyle in Johannesburg Prison, June 1900: Reflections on the literary culture of the imperial working class
27 May 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Michael
  • Titlestad
The Acoustics of Memory: Historiography and Alterity in Representations of 1950s Township Jazz
20 May 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Keith
  • Breckenridge
From Hubris to Chaos: The Makings of the Bewysburo and the end of Documentary Government
13 May 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Catherine
  • Burns
Maternity Matters: The Politics of Hospitalized Childbirth in South Africa, 1900-1960
6 May 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Robert
  • Thornton
Chieftainship and Local Government: A Study of Local Attitude in Five Chieftainships in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Northwest Provinces
29 Apr 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Isabel
  • Hofmeyr
African Bodies, European Texts: Picturing The Pilgrim's Progress in Africa
22 Apr 2002 - 6:00pm
  • Ivor
  • Chipkin
Nationalism and Democracy in South Africa

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