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Monday, 19 April, 2021 - 16:00
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Efthimios Karayiannides

Orlando Patterson’s sociological and historical studies of slavery have had an enormous impact on the humanities and social sciences since the publication of his seminal Slavery and Social Death in 1982. The concept of “social death”, in more

Wednesday, 21 April, 2021 - 18:00
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Achille Mbembe

WISER PUBLIC POSITIONS SERIES 2021 FANON AFTER FANON  From February to October of 2021, WiSER’s PUBLIC POSITIONS Series will present ten public thematic dialogues on the new generation of Fanon studies. Particular emphasis will be placed more

Friday, 30 April, 2021 - 17:00
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Najibha Deshmukh

Call for Papers   Hinterlands A Project in the Rural, Literary and Environmental Humanities Hosted by the ASCA Amsterdam and WISER, 3-4 June 2021, online The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) and WISER are co-convening an more

Wednesday, 5 May, 2021 - 17:30
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Noah Tamarkin

WISER invites you to the launch of Noah Tamarkin's Genetic Afterlives  Zoom Event The author will be in discussion with Nolwazi MKhwanazi,  Achille Mbembe and Kaushik Sunder Rajan. In 1997, M. E. R. Mathivha, an elder of the black more

Monday, 10 May, 2021 - 16:00
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Janeke Thumbran

This paper examines how the ‘coloured question’ was initially formulated through the biological essence that underpinned this racial category. The paper makes two arguments: first that the essence of this category – represented through more

Monday, 17 May, 2021 - 16:00
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Stephen Sparks


Monday, 24 May, 2021 - 16:00
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Lindelwa Dalamba

Presented by Lindelwa Dalamba, Philip Burnett, Roe-Min Kok and Yvonne Liao Recent years have seen intensive critical engagement across the humanities with questions of decoloniality (e.g. Quijano 2000, Mignolo 2011, Mignolo and Walsh 2018 more

Monday, 31 May, 2021 - 16:00
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Rachel Sandwell

In the late 1990s, as the hearings of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) began, stories of past abuse, including sexual violence, within the exiled camps of the African National Congress (ANC) emerged. Despite women more

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