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
26 Apr 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Steffen
  • Jensen
Security and Violence on the Frontier of the State
23 Mar 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Stephen
  • Donovan
Colonialism, Limited: The Imperial Chartered Company in British Culture'
19 Mar 2004 - 3:00pm
  • Johannes
  • Fabian
Memory and Counter-memory'
18 Mar 2004 - 3:00pm
  • Fred
  • Cooper
A Parting of the Ways: Colonial Africa and South Africa, 1946-48'
17 Mar 2004 - 3:00pm
  • Fred
  • Cooper
Deracializing Imperialism?: Citizenship and Conflict in French Africa after World War II
15 Mar 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Terence
  • Ranger
Nationalist: Historiography, Patriotic History and the History of the Nation: the struggle over the past in Zimbabwe
8 Mar 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Tawana
  • Kupe
Transformation of the Media - Reflections of 10 Years of Freedom
23 Feb 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Jonathan
  • Stadler
The Healthy Brothel: the context of clinical services for sex workers in Hillbrow, South Africa
16 Feb 2004 - 6:00pm
  • Jeff
  • Guy
IMIFANEKISO: Photographic portraits from mid-nineteenth century in Natal: the work of Dr R.J. Mann
27 Oct 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Abebe
  • Zegeye
Narrative Discourse, Social Crisis and the Contsruction of the Beta Israel Identity
22 Oct 2003 - 3:15pm
  • Karen
  • Brown
"To save South Africa you must dam it": Progressivism, Science, and Natural Resource Conservation in the early 20th Century Cape
20 Oct 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Isabel
  • Hofmeyr
The Globe in the Text: Notes towards a Transnational History of the Book
20 Oct 2003 - 3:15pm
  • Christopher
  • Norris
Deconstruction: Philosophy or literary theory?
13 Oct 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Albert
  • Grundlingh
Reframing remembrance: The politics of the centenary commemorations of South African War of 1899-1902
6 Oct 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Marcelle
  • Dawson
Changing Contexts, Shifting Identities: Identity Formation Through the eyesof learners at a South African High School
23 Sep 2003 - 3:15pm
  • Birgit
  • Meyer
Impossible Representations: Pentecostalism, Video and Video Technology in Ghana
22 Sep 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Louise
  • Bethlehem
Transferential Zionism? Manfred Nathan's Sarie Marais: A Romance of the Anglo-Boer War
15 Sep 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Tlou
  • Makhura
Missionary and African perspectives on the Politics of Witchcraft among the Xhosa and Zulu Communities in the 19th Century Cape and Natal / Zululand
11 Sep 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Michael
  • Neocosmos
Thinking the Impossible: Elements of a Critique of Political Liberalism in Southern Africa
11 Sep 2003 - 3:15pm
  • Cathy
  • Campbell
Power, 'Partnerships and Social Change: Creating contexts that enable HIV prevention
8 Sep 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Raymond
  • Suttner
It is your mother who is the enemy now! An account of the imprint of African National Congress (ANC) underground activity in the "lull" after Rivonia
28 Aug 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Ran
  • Greenstein
State, Civil Society and the Reconfiguration of Power in Post-Apartheid South Africa
28 Aug 2003 - 3:15pm
  • Eyal
  • Weizman
The Politics of Verticality: Architecture and Occupation in the West Bank
26 Aug 2003 - 3:15pm
  • Livio
  • Sansone
Ethno-Scepticism: On the necessity of rethinking race in Brazil
25 Aug 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Sarah
  • Nuttall
City Forms and Writing the 'Now' in South Africa
18 Aug 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Gabrielle
  • Hecht
Rapture Talk in the Nuclear Age: Conjugating Colonial Power in Africa
15 Aug 2003 - 3:15pm
  • Dennis
  • Altman
Queer Centres and Peripheries
14 Aug 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Raymond
  • Suttner
Early history of the African National Congress (ANC) Underground: From the M-Plan to Rivonia
11 Aug 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Paul N.
  • Edwards
Infrastructure and Modernity: Scales of Force, Time and Social Organisation in the History of Sociotechnical Systems
8 Aug 2003 - 3:15pm
  • Shula
  • Marks
The silent scourge? Silicosis, respiratory disease and gold-ming in South Africa
4 Aug 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Peter
  • Alegi
Entertainment, Entrepreneurships and Politics in South Arfican Football in the 1950s
30 Jul 2003 - 3:15pm
  • Daryl
  • Glaser
Does Hypocrisy Matter? The Case of US foreign Policy
29 Jul 2003 - 3:15pm
  • David Philemona
  • Goldberg Essed
Cloning Cultures: The Reproduction of Sameness and Race Critical Theory
28 Jul 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Lesley-Ann
  • Katz
Psychology and Perceptions of Justice: An Exploration of Socio - Biographical Indicators
21 Jul 2003 - 6:00pm
  • John
  • Matshikiza
The Road to Queenstown: A Chapter from a Biography of Todd Matshikiza
19 Jun 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Isabel
  • Hofmeyr
Thinking the relevance of the state - A literary view?'
10 Jun 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Susan
  • Van Zyl
The genes talk back: biological versus psychoanalytical accounts of the origins of homosexuality
5 Jun 2003 - 3:15pm
  • Marcia
  • Wright
Public Health, among the Lineaments of the Colonial State in Natal, 1901-1909
26 May 2003 - 6:00pm
  • David
  • Fig
The Decision of the Zambian Government to Refuse GM Food Aid
22 May 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Kealeboga
  • Maphunye
Unethical Conduct, 'Maladministration/Mismanagement in South Africa's Contemporary Civil Service: Daunting Challenges to Management
20 May 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Tina
  • Sideris
Non-violent men in violent communities: Negotiating the head and the neck
19 May 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Ivor
  • Chipkin
The New Futurists. The Political Meaning of Transformation
15 May 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Patrick
  • Fitzgerald
Periodization of a hundred years of South African Public Administration'
12 May 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Craig
  • McKenzie
Editing Herman Charles Bosman
8 May 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Tom
  • Lodge
The ANC and the development of party politics in modern South Africa'
8 May 2003 - 12:30pm
  • Rita
  • Barnard
After Urgency: Ramphele, Tlali and the Politics of Space
6 May 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Nicole
  • Ridgeway
Culture, Contamination and Contagion: or, I If I touch you will I get what you got'
15 Apr 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Lorainne
  • Sherr
HIV and Parenthood - Mothers overwhelmed, Fathers overlooked
14 Apr 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Tom
  • Odhiambo
Love and troubled marriage in Kenyan popular fiction
10 Apr 2003 - 6:00pm
  • Steven
  • Robins
Grounding "globalisation from below": "Global citizens" in local spaces'

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