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The WISER Podcast | Season 01

Friday, 14 August, 2020 (All day)

Today WISER releases Season One of The WISER Podcast Series. The series launched in April of this year, partly in response to lockdown conditions and has achieved great success since then. The intention has been to profile the work that WISER researchers do, individually and in conversation with each other and with the global academic community. The Institute has grown exponentially over the last several years and covers research themes including Knowledge Futures, Locations of African Critical Theory, Medical Humanities, Oceanic Humanities, STS in Africa, Digital Humanities, Law and Personhood  - and has long pioneered a wide array of public humanities work. We are releasing this first Season to profile our work so far, which has received nearly 6000 listens on the African continent and around the world. Season Two will begin next Thursday and run until the end of the year. In 2021, we will innovate further and produce new formats and different kinds of interventions. We are proud of the range of interdisciplinary and intergenerational work that we do at WISER and we warmly invite you to listen with us and offer us feedback, as we draw the work of the seminar room into the public domain.

The members of the Podcast Group at WISER are Sarah Nuttall, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Isabel Hofmeyr, Bronwyn Kotzen, Mpho Matsipa, Achille Mbembe and Tinashe Mushakavanhu.