Announcements

Monday, 15 August, 2022 - 16:00

Seth Koven

Note to Readers:  Thank you so much for reading this draft in progress. I have written it entirely during our long global lockdown under Covid, which has undoubtedly informed my approach.  I am extremely grateful for this more

Thursday, 18 August, 2022 - 12:00

Asli Telli

What kind of transformation does achieving communal peace and social justice account for? Violent experiences to date, if vertical, are keeping us away from the reality of peace, so what about our renewed positionalities and transitional more

Monday, 22 August, 2022 - 16:00

Steve Davis

The current moment in the digital humanities marks an inflection point as third wave machine learning transforms the legibility of archives. The Bitter Aloe Project is an experimental intervention into new methods of reading archives via more

Monday, 29 August, 2022 - 16:00

Ran Greenstein

Based on a newly-published book, the paper highlights themes drawn from a historical overview of resistance politics in South Africa and Israel/Palestine. It focuses on left-wing and indigenous nationalist perspectives that sought to more

Wednesday, 31 August, 2022 - 12:00

Keith Breckenridge

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2022 The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Population Perspectives and Demographic Methods to Strengthen Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, jointly with Wits Institute for Social and Economic more

Monday, 5 September, 2022 - 16:00

Stephane Robolin

Whereas scholarship has generally cast the narrative of apartheid-era censorship in understandably national terms, this essay asks: What would an international account of apartheid censorship look like? And what are its implications? It more

Monday, 19 September, 2022 - 16:00

Srila Roy

I will present some work in progress on the possibilities and limits of creating new epistemic infrastructures and orientations which are invested in South-South knowledge-production and collaborations. That is, academic investments and more

Monday, 26 September, 2022 - 16:00

Casey Golomski

This chapter from a creative nonfiction book in progress tells a story of Nelson Mandela’s Robben Island prison nurse in her own words. Mrs. N.Z. was the first sister of rank hired to administer care to prisoners there, including Mr. more

Monday, 3 October, 2022 - 16:00

Caio Simoes de Araujo

Gender as a concept has been increasingly engaged in Southern African history. Much of this scholarship has studied the making of gender regimes over time, the ways in which men and women are historically situated as ever-changing more

Monday, 10 October, 2022 - 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

Monday, 17 October, 2022 - 16:00

Raff Donelson

A natural punishment occurs when an agent commits a wrong, and then, as a result of this wrong, faces a significant harm that is not caused by anyone seeking retribution against the agent for their wrong. When the wrong in question is a more

Monday, 24 October, 2022 - 16:00

Anooradha Siddiqi

I would like to present material from the introduction to my book manuscript, Architecture of Migration: The Dadaab Refugee Camps and Humanitarian Settlement (to be published by Duke University Press), which analyzes the history, visual more

Monday, 31 October, 2022 - 16:00

Willemien Froneman

Grounded in Aristotle, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Derrida and Peter Sloterdijk’s reflections on the synesthesia of touch, the haptic sense as “corpus,” and the philosophical possibility of the gestation of a bodily apparatus via the ear, this more

Monday, 7 November, 2022 - 16:00

Merve Fejzula

This paper employs the history of negritude’s intellectual and institutional expansion across the twentieth century, to argue for a new conceptualization of public spheres. Against conventional Habermasian accounts, I argue that states are more