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Tuesday, 4 May, 2021 - 18:00
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Noah Tamarkin

WISER invites you to the launch of Noah Tamarkin's Genetic Afterlives  Zoom Event The author will be in discussion with Nolwazi MKhwanazi,  Achille Mbembe and Kaushik Sunder Rajan. In 1997, M. E. R. Mathivha, an elder of the black more

Monday, 10 May, 2021 - 16:00
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Janeke Thumbran

This paper examines how the ‘coloured question’ was initially formulated through the biological essence that underpinned this racial category. The paper makes two arguments: first that the essence of this category – represented through more

Monday, 17 May, 2021 - 16:00
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Stephen Sparks


Monday, 24 May, 2021 - 16:00
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Lindelwa Dalamba

Presented by Lindelwa Dalamba, Philip Burnett, Roe-Min Kok and Yvonne Liao Recent years have seen intensive critical engagement across the humanities with questions of decoloniality (e.g. Quijano 2000, Mignolo 2011, Mignolo and Walsh 2018 more

Monday, 31 May, 2021 - 16:00
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Rachel Sandwell

In the late 1990s, as the hearings of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) began, stories of past abuse, including sexual violence, within the exiled camps of the African National Congress (ANC) emerged. Despite women more

Monday, 14 June, 2021 - 16:00
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Mark Hunter

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

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