Monday, 1 January, 2024 - 00:00

Keith Breckenridge

Over the last twenty years WiSER has established itself as the leading interdisciplinary research institute in the Humanities and Social Sciences on the African continent. From 2023, with generous support from Standard Bank, the more

Thursday, 30 March, 2023 - 18:00

Isabel Hofmeyr

WiSER’s online seminar series Heated Conversations Thanks to all who participated in our very successful opening session of Heated Conversations last night.   Upcoming sessions for our first semester are:  19th April more

Monday, 3 April, 2023 - 16:00

Christian Lund

Land rights are uneven in Indonesia as they favor government over citizens as rights subjects. Moreover, legal complexity and social inequality make legal knowledge about land rights rather inaccessible to small-scale farmers and the urban more

Wednesday, 5 April, 2023 - 13:00

Makhosazana Xaba

WiSER invites you to a book discussion   NONI JABAVU A Stranger at Home    Introduced by Makhosazana Xaba & Athambile Masola   Noni Jabavu was the first black South African woman to publish books on her life more

Monday, 17 April, 2023 - 10:00

Janet Roitman

Please note the unusual start time for this seminar. Platform economies are depicted as the foundation for a new era of economic production. This transpires through the incorporation of digital technologies and algorithmic operations into more

Monday, 24 April, 2023 - 16:00

Clovis Bergere

This paper examines digital media contents created by young Guineans on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube which all foreground literacy as a site of generational contention and struggle. Recognizing that to be part of a generation is more

Monday, 8 May, 2023 - 16:00

Keren , Radha Weitzberg, Upadhyaya

This paper charts the rise of digital credit in Kenya. It highlights the data on evidence on the problems of digital credit, including the high cost of credit, overindebtedness, and unfair blacklisting. The paper shows that the many of the more

Monday, 15 May, 2023 - 16:00

Polly Pallister-Wilkins

This paper explores how processes of white supremacy and racialisation coalesce in governing differential im/mobilities in mid-Twentieth Century African Trusts administered by the British under the League of Nations Mandate System and more

Monday, 22 May, 2023 - 16:00

Joel Pearson

This article considers the changing role of a local municipality in the political economy of the Waterberg region of Limpopo. It considers the effects that centre-led processes of municipal fiscal reform over the course of the 1980s and more

Monday, 29 May, 2023 - 16:00

Tara Weinberg

In the early 20th century, groups of black land buyers purchased land in the Transvaal with the intention of farming on a large scale. Three of those farms include: Daggakraal and Driefontein in the Wakkerstroom district, purchased by more

Monday, 5 June, 2023 - 16:00

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

Tuesday, 31 October, 2023 - 18:00

Sarah Nuttall

Heated Conversations  a new seminar series  convened by Isabel Hofmeyr and Sarah Nuttall  As global warming produces rising seas, falling dam levels and excessive droughts, generating new levels of multi-crisis in the more