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Thursday, 21 February, 2019 - 16:30
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Keith Breckenridge

WISER invites you to the launch of Bill Freund's Twentieth Century South Africa : A developmental history published by Cambridge University Press Venue :  WISER Seminar Room,  6th Floor Richard Ward Building,  Braamfontein Campus The book more

Monday, 25 February, 2019 - 15:00
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Tinashe Jakwa

This paper seeks to answer the following question: (1) how does the concept of ‘the state’ obfuscate our understandings of the causes of (socio)political instability? The paper critically engages existing literature on ‘the state’ in order more

Tuesday, 26 February, 2019 - 13:00
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Keith Breckenridge

WISER and the Programme of African Digital Humanities invite you to join us for a book talk by Nanjala Nyabola : "What technology can't fix." VENUE :  WISER Seminar Room, 6th Floor, Richard Ward Building, Braamfontein Campus Copies of more

Monday, 4 March, 2019 - 15:00
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Doug Bafford

The global rise of Pentecostalism and other relatively charismatic forms of Christianity has prompted extensive commentary in the social sciences, whether through the lens of syncretic cultural practice, psychological experiences of more

Thursday, 7 March, 2019 - 11:00
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Keith Breckenridge

Please complete this form if you would like to join us for this event.   This workshop takes its focus from the upheaval in popular and scholarly understandings of the intellectual (and political) prospects of the networked planet. A more

Monday, 11 March, 2019 - 15:00
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Wahbie Long

In this talk, I argue that the psychoanalytic concepts of shame and envy—when framed at the societal level—are not only among the principal drivers of violence in South Africa, they are also responses to violence in the broadest sense of more

Monday, 18 March, 2019 - 15:00
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Ufuoma Akpojivi

Social protest is not a new phenomenon in Ghana, as protests have been from pre-independence era as a tool of engagement between the citizens and the state. However, July 1, 2014, marked the rebirth of social protests in Ghana when a group more

Tuesday, 19 March, 2019 (All day)
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Keith Breckenridge

Jesus and St Johns Colleges, Cambridge, March 18 - 21, 2019 Panels will take place on March 19 & 20 only. Summary:  The third biennial workshop of the Bhalisa network takes its focus from an important, new problem for economics, more

Monday, 1 April, 2019 - 15:00
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Keith Breckenridge

This paper reconstructs the history of centralised and automated credit risk assessment systems in South Africa starting in the late 1980s and concluding in 2010.

Monday, 8 April, 2019 - 15:00
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Sizwe Mpofu-Walshe

NWFZs are a firm feature of the global nuclear political landscape, affecting territories from Africa to Latin America, and from the South Pacific to Southeast Asia. Yet traditional and critical scholars alike have under-valued the more

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