WISER Seminar Papers

WISER is very pleased to host the Wits Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Humanities. The presentations for the remainder of the current academic semester are listed below. The seminar takes place every Monday during the teaching term at 3:00pm in the WISER Seminar Room. Participants should please note that they are required to read the paper prior to the event.

WISER, and its predecessor institutions the Institute for Advanced Study and the African Studies Institute, have hosted similar seminars that date back to the late 1960s. The archive of those events, and the past papers of the current semester, is available here. A printable version of the seminar schedule for the current year is available here.

Date Author/s Title
Monday, 31 July, 2017 - 15:00
  • Keith
  • Breckenridge
Collateral mysteries : Safaricom and Kenya’s registering state
Monday, 7 August, 2017 - 15:00
  • William
  • Mpofu
Decoloniality as Travelling Theory: Or What Decoloniality is not
Monday, 14 August, 2017 - 15:00
  • Juan
  • Obarrio
private/public government of communities
Monday, 28 August, 2017 - 15:00
  • Jim
  • Campbell
History, Memory, and the Mississippi Freedom Movement
Monday, 4 September, 2017 - 15:00
  • Benson A
  • Mulemi
Popular Theorizing on albinism and the human in Eastern Africa: Exploration of Tanzanian experience.
Monday, 18 September, 2017 - 15:00
  • Faeeza
  • Ballim
Neoliberalism and the techno-politics of Apartheid
Monday, 25 September, 2017 - 15:00
  • Srila
  • Roy
Queer activism as governmentality: regulating lesbian lives in India
Monday, 2 October, 2017 - 15:00
  • Darja
  • Djordjevic
Historicizing Public Oncology in Rwanda: From Geographies of Incidence to Onco-Nationhood (1915-2015)
Monday, 9 October, 2017 - 15:00
  • Bodhi
  • Kar
Infrastructure of Indigeneity : The League of Nations and the Archival Cut of “Unfree Labour”
Monday, 16 October, 2017 - 15:00
  • Thato
  • Masiangoako
The shaping of legal consciousness through the experience of short-term incarceration