Monday, 26 September, 2022 - 16:00

Casey Golomski

This chapter from a creative nonfiction book in progress tells a story of Nelson Mandela’s Robben Island prison nurse in her own words. Mrs. N.Z. was the first sister of rank hired to administer care to prisoners there, including Mr more

Wednesday, 28 September, 2022 - 18:00

Achille Mbembe

 WiSER invites you to an online lecture in our PUBLIC POSITIONS SERIES by Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths, University of London) “Cloud Studies: Atmospheric Violence”  Airborne toxins, like the colored smoke in a wind more

Thursday, 29 September, 2022 - 13:00

Richard Rottenburg

WISER warmly invites you to a discussion on Technicisation and (De)colonisation This session discusses a few questions related to the development of new technologies and their circulation around the world. How are technologies more

Saturday, 1 October, 2022 - 00:00

Cheikh BA

In this episode of The WiSER Podcast, Cheikh BA discusses the Senegal River as an intense node of knowledge making. He discusses how those who live alongside it observe, name and think about its flows, quantities, evolutions, water paths more

Monday, 3 October, 2022 - 16:00

Caio Simoes de Araujo

Gender as a concept has been increasingly engaged in Southern African history. Much of this scholarship has studied the making of gender regimes over time, the ways in which men and women are historically situated as ever-changing more

Monday, 17 October, 2022 - 16:00

Raff Donelson

A natural punishment occurs when an agent commits a wrong, and then, as a result of this wrong, faces a significant harm that is not caused by anyone seeking retribution against the agent for their wrong. When the wrong in question is a more

Thursday, 20 October, 2022 - 12:00

Natasha Erlank

This is partly a paper about Christianity and its influence on black family life in the first half of the twentieth century, but more centrally about the conceptualization of social change in South African history. Migrant labor and the more

Monday, 24 October, 2022 - 16:00

Anooradha Siddiqi

I would like to present material from the introduction to my book manuscript, Architecture of Migration: The Dadaab Refugee Camps and Humanitarian Settlement (to be published by Duke University Press), which analyzes the history, visual more

Monday, 31 October, 2022 - 16:00

Willemien Froneman

Grounded in Aristotle, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Derrida and Peter Sloterdijk’s reflections on the synesthesia of touch, the haptic sense as “corpus,” and the philosophical possibility of the gestation of a bodily apparatus via the ear, this more

Thursday, 3 November, 2022 - 12:00

Samantha Balaton-Chrimes

Presented by Samantha Balaton-Chrimes Abstract:  In Kenya over recent years several small ethnic groups have sought classification as a ‘tribe of Kenya’ through the granting of a ‘code’. These groups aim not more

Monday, 7 November, 2022 - 16:00

Merve Fejzula

This paper employs the history of negritude’s intellectual and institutional expansion across the twentieth century, to argue for a new conceptualization of public spheres. Against conventional Habermasian accounts, I argue that states are more