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
14 Mar 2016 - 3:00pm
  • Julie
  • Parle
‘A drug, like a scalpel, in an unskilled hand is a dangerous weapon…’ : South African struggles over pharmaceutical regulatory authority, 1930s to 1960s
7 Mar 2016 - 3:00pm
  • Claudia
  • Gastrow
Musseque Nation: Uncivil Citizens and Urban Space in Luanda, Angola
29 Feb 2016 - 3:00pm
  • Joshua
  • Walker
Face Values: Trust and Suspicion in Democratic Republic of Congo
22 Feb 2016 - 3:00pm
  • Samantha
  • Vice
Aesthetic Injustice
1 Jun 2015 - 3:00pm
  • Emery
  • Kalema
The Mulele rebellion (D.R. Congo) and the production of suffering
25 May 2015 - 3:00pm
  • Belinda
  • Bozzoli
The Weberian state, civility and explanations of rape
18 May 2015 - 3:00pm
  • Dilip
  • Menon
The Great Flood and Modern Times: colonial history and abbreviated time
11 May 2015 - 3:00pm
  • David
  • Dickinson
Protecting Unprotected Strikes: Casual Workers and New Technologies of Struggle in the South African Post Office
4 May 2015 - 3:00pm
  • Thembisa
  • Waetjen
Poppies and Gold: 'Transit' Labour and Narcopolitics on the Witwatersrand, 1904-1910
20 Apr 2015 - 3:00pm
  • Kirk
  • Sides
Ecologies of Relation: Post-Slavery, Post-Apartheid and Rethinking Race Across the Atlantic
13 Apr 2015 - 3:00pm
  • Antina
  • von Schnitzler
Late Apartheid Techno-Politics and Temporalities of Transition
30 Mar 2015 - 3:00pm
  • Liz
  • Thornberry
Sexual Consent and Political Legitimacy in the 19th Century Eastern Cape
23 Mar 2015 - 3:00pm
  • Lynn
  • Thomas
Agency in African history
16 Mar 2015 - 3:00pm
  • Amy
  • Niang
A Community out of Empire: the French Union (1946-58) as a postcolonial experiment in multinational polity
9 Mar 2015 - 3:00pm
  • Danai
  • Mupotsa
Proper Sex: Making Tea, Pure Romance and the Lazy Man
2 Mar 2015 - 3:00pm
  • Keith
  • Breckenridge
To Think Better than the State will Allow : the short history of the South African Humanities
23 Feb 2015 - 3:00pm
  • Rosa
  • Williams
Morbid Circulations: Labour Migration, Alcohol and the Colonial Politics of Life in Early 20C Mozambique
16 Feb 2015 - 3:00pm
  • Allen
  • Isaacman
Cahora Bassa : Extending South Africa's Tentacles of Empire 1965-2010
23 Jun 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Jonathan
  • Klaaren
Regulating the South African Judiciary: 2012-2013
9 Jun 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Dilip
  • Menon
Degeneration and satyagraha: Hind Swaraj and the crisis of liberal democracy
2 Jun 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Catherine
  • Burns
Race, Sex, Birth and Blood in South African History : “Rhesus sensitization in the Bantu” in South Africa, 1940 to 1970
26 May 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Aurelia
  • Segatti
“Mobutu’s Ghost”: Mobilising against foreign retailers in Kinshasa (DRC). Indigenization, autochthony and emerging urban subjectivities
19 May 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Paige
  • Sweet
Unquoting the Past: Authorship and Appropriation in Zakes Mda’s The Heart of Redness
12 May 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Ruth
  • Sacks
Looking for the Congo in Congo Style: Dreamscapes in Belgian Art Nouveau and the nightmare of the African colony
5 May 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Antonio
  • Tomas
Skin of the city: Luanda or the dialectics of spatial transformation
22 Apr 2014 - 1:00pm
  • Stefan
  • Helgesson
Radicalising Temporal Difference: Anthropology, Postcolonial Theory and the Question of Time
14 Apr 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Jon
  • Soske
Unfinished Debates: Settler Liberalism, East Africa, and the Origins of Non-Racialism
7 Apr 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Luise
  • White
Other People's Sons: Conscription in the Rhodesian Army 1972-80
24 Mar 2014 - 3:00pm
  • David
  • Johnson
Print culture and imagining the Union of South Africa
17 Mar 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Lisa
  • Vetten
Daughters of the Revolution: Spectacle and narrative in S v Zuma
10 Mar 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Laura
  • Phillips
Principals, chiefs and school committees:The development of local school administration in rural lebowa, 1972 – 1990
3 Mar 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Amy
  • Niang
Deferred reciprocity: ransoming and the ethics of compensatory justice
24 Feb 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Ivor
  • Chipkin
Can the People Govern? Popular Sovereignty and the Sovereignty of Ordinary People
17 Feb 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Paul
  • Landau
The Unstable Terrain of (Auto)Biography in <i>The Struggle</i>
10 Feb 2014 - 3:00pm
  • Roger
  • Southall
Black and Middle Class in South Africa
18 Nov 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Keith
  • Breckenridge
Science of Empire: The South African Origins of Galton's Eugenics
11 Nov 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Mehita
  • Iqani
Spectacles or Publics? Billboards, magazine covers, and ‘selfies’ as spaces of appearance
4 Nov 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Stephen
  • Sparks
Dependence, discipline and the morality of consumption: an intellectual history of the SASOL project
28 Oct 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Marijke
  • du Toit
“Anginayo ngisho indibilishi!” (I don’t have a penny!) The gender politics of “Native Welfare” in Durban, 1930-1939.
14 Oct 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Roger
  • Southall
Black and Middle Class in South Africa, 1910 – 1994
7 Oct 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Chris
  • Lee
Suzerainty or Empire: U.S. Military Intervention in the Indian Ocean, 1963-1970
30 Sep 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Shula
  • Marks
Social Justice or Grandiose Scheme? : The 1944 National Health Services Commission (the Gluckman Commission) Revisited
16 Sep 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Thembisa
  • Goolam
  • Waetjen
  • Vahed
Passages of Ink: Decoding the Natal Indentured Records into the Digital Age
9 Sep 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Bernard
  • Dubbeld
How social security becomes social insecurity: fluid households, crisis talk and the value of grants in a KwaZulu-Natal village
26 Aug 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Gustav
  • Peebles
Rehabilitating the hoard: the social dynamics of unbanking in Africa and beyond
19 Aug 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Keith
  • Hart
Manifesto for a Human Economy
12 Aug 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Pier
  • Larson
Literacy and Power in Madagascar
5 Aug 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Meghan
  • Healy-Clancy
‘Marching Forward’: Rethinking African Nationalist Public Culture from the Women’s Pages of the Bantu World, 1935-1948
29 Jul 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Ran
  • Greenstein
The Palestinian national movement and the anti-colonial struggle
22 Jul 2013 - 3:00pm
  • Hlonipha
  • Mokoena
Anonymity and the Zulu Policeman: An Economy of Portraiture

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