Announcements

Monday, 24 June, 2024 - 16:00

Gala Rexer

In this exploratory paper, I invite you to visit the Edmonton Waste Incinerator in North London. Since 2020, climate justice and Black Lives Matter activists have been campaigning against the expansion of this already polluting more

Monday, 24 June, 2024 - 16:00

Gala Rexer

WiSER and the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) at the University of London UCL warmly invite you to the next seminar in our online series:   Breathing In: Air and Atmospheres   Gala Rexer will speak on more

Monday, 1 July, 2024 - 16:00

Matthew Gandy


Monday, 1 July, 2024 - 16:00

Sarah Nuttall

Dear participants   Our final five sessions in the Breathing In series are below for ease of diarizing. We look forward to seeing you there.  May 6: Euclides Goncalves: Revisiting the Dead Archive more

Friday, 12 July, 2024 - 17:00

Keith Breckenridge

Short programme | Full programme, with abstracts Amsterdam Thursday, Jul 11, 2024:  Day 1  9:00 to 9:30 : Introductions  9:30 - 11:30 : Historical practices and their afterlives 1 Gulshan Banas Partial more

Monday, 22 July, 2024 - 16:00

Tunde Okunoye

Nigeria commenced enrolment to its national identity program in 2007, and enrolment numbers as of July 2023 stands at 101.6 million. National identity programs have proliferated across Africa in the past decade, and as with Nigeria’s more

Thursday, 25 July, 2024 - 17:00

Yousseff Mnaili

24th & 25th July 2024 WiSER, Johannesburg Call for Papers Delegation – or indirect rule - is ubiquitous. Leaders at the state level rely on a network of actors, including local and national bureaucrats, judges, central bankers more

Thursday, 1 August, 2024 - 12:00

Sarah Nuttall

A new seminar series running from February to June 2024 Recent work on infrastructures, atmospheres and the biospheric shifts associated with conditions of the Anthropocene have relied on rendering newly vivid those aspects of the social more

Tuesday, 17 September, 2024 - 18:00

Laura Phillips

Thirty years since the end of apartheid the public mood in South Africa is pessimistic. Loadshedding, crime and corruption dominate headlines, while opinion makers wring their hands about opportunities lost and paths not taken. But more

Wednesday, 30 October, 2024 - 12:00

Achille Mbembe

Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research and the Innovation Foundation for Democracy On October 30 and 31, 2024, WISER and the Foundation will be hosting a public forum in Johannesburg, South Africa to consider the problems more

Thursday, 1 October, 2026 - 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