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Monday, 14 June, 2021 - 16:00

Mark Hunter

A considerable amount of research shows that drugs in colonial settings drew groups into relations of dependence—that is, they acted as ‘labour inducers’ and ‘labour enhancers’ in the words of Jankowiak and Bradburd. Southern Africa’s more

Monday, 21 June, 2021 - 16:00
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Edward Higgs

Artificial intelligence systems are being developed to identify known ‘criminals’ through facial recognition profiling, and also to identify criminal physiognomies of those considered to be potential criminals. Such systems are being more

Monday, 21 June, 2021 - 18:00
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Keith Breckenridge

WISER welcomes you to a panel discussion of the launch of the new book by William Beinart and Saul Dubow :  Scientific Imagination in South Africa : 1700 to the Present (Cambridge, 2021) The authors will be in discussion with Jacob more

Friday, 16 July, 2021 - 18:00
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Keith Breckenridge

WISER and SWOP invite you to join us for a public discussion of Yuen Yuen Ang's China's Gilded Age :  The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption (Cambridge, 2020). More information about this book (which we think has powerful more

Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 - 18:00
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Keith Breckenridge

WISER invites you to a discussion of Wahbie Long's Nation on the Couch : Inside South Africa's Mind (Melinda Ferguson Books, 2021). The author will be in conversation with Achille Mbembe, Hlonipha Mokoena and Garth Stevens. Please more