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Monday, 27 August, 2018 - 15:00
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Caio Simoes

In 1952, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) agreed to establish a commission to study the “racial situation” in South Africa, a topic that had been raised in the organization since 1946, when India first brought the “treatment more

Monday, 10 September, 2018 - 15:00
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Euclides Goncalves


Monday, 17 September, 2018 - 15:00
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Wendy Kline

How was pain understood in the 1970s? ... As this article will demonstrate, gender plays a key role.  Current studies show that women both experience and tend to report more pain than men.  Yet they are “more likely to be less well treated more

Thursday, 20 September, 2018 - 15:00
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Naranjo Rodrigo

Under the emergence of modernity, captivity, or more precisely, its dynamic traces a living experience of the new; the production or invention of the americas as the new. Today, captivity is one of the major forms of the global (prisons, more

Monday, 1 October, 2018 - 15:00
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Thato Masiangoako

South Africa’s legal system maintains its legitimacy despite the commonplace experiences of injustice that take place at the hands of the criminal justice system. This paper looks at the experiences of migrants, community activists and more

Monday, 8 October, 2018 - 15:00
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Alf Gunvald

One of the foundational mythologies of sociological Eurocentrism pivots on the proposition that political modernity originated in the West. On this reading, the democratic nation-state, and institutions such as citizenship and civil more

Monday, 15 October, 2018 - 15:00
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Melanie Boehi

This paper argues that botanical garden should be reframed as social gardens. As such, they provide a suitable starting point for reimagining multispecies relationships which enable us to “stay with the trouble” (Haraway 2016) of our time more

Monday, 22 October, 2018 - 13:00
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Michael Neocosmos

If, as has been pointed out, there is a close subjective connection between liberalism as a political philosophy (of freedom) and colonialism, could it not also be suggested that there is, correspondingly, a close connection between more

Monday, 29 October, 2018 - 15:00
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T. Dunbar Moodie

The transition in South Africa from apartheid to a constitutional democracy with equal rights for all has been described and celebrated in innumerable accounts. The best overview is probably Patti Waldmeir’s, Anatomy of a Miracle. What is more

Tuesday, 1 January, 2019 - 09:00
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Sarah Nuttall

WiSER is delighted and honoured to announce that Professor Richard Rottenburg will join the Institute as Distinguished Professor of Science and Technology Studies from January 2019. Professor Rottenburg has been awarded one of Wits more