Past Events

These are the events hosted at WISER. Other events and press notices are here.

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# Date Title Event Type WISER Research Theme
31 May 10 “A ghost has rights too. The paradox of Dambudzo Marechera’s post-death legacy” Book Launches Knowledge Futures
30 May 10 The Formulation of the 'Coloured Question' (1932-1950) Seminars
29 May 10 The Long Road to Compensation for Silicosis Sufferers in South Africa Seminars
28 May 6 The WISER Podcast | Season 3 | Lost Books: Narratives Of Absent Texts Public Events Knowledge Futures
27 May 5 Public Positions: Fanon After Fanon I Session 5 by Azeen Khan and Carolyn Urena | 5 May | 6pm (SA Time) Public Positions Public Positions on History and Politics, Knowledge Futures, Locations of African Critical Theory
26 May 4 WISER invites you to the launch of Noah Tamarkin's Genetic Afterlives : Black Jewish Indigeneity in South Africa Book Launches Public Positions on History and Politics, Medical Humanities in Africa
25 May 4 INVITE | Book Launch and Discussion | GENETIC AFTERLIVES - Black Jewish Indigeneity in South Africa by Noah Tamarkin | 4 Book Launches Knowledge Futures
24 Apr 30 Call for Papers | Hinterlands - A Project in the Rural, Literary and Environmental Humanities Advertisements Knowledge Futures
23 Apr 29 The WISER Podcast | The Futures of the Constitution | Part 2 Advertisements Knowledge Futures
22 Apr 28 The Planetary Library | Achille Mbembe and Homi Bhabha in conversation | 28 April | 6pm (SA Time) Advertisements Knowledge Futures
21 Apr 22 Today we release Part One of The WISER Podcast’s next mini-series, The Futures of the Constitution. It draws on research Advertisements Knowledge Futures
20 Apr 21 Invite | Public Positions: Fanon After Fanon I Session 4 by Camille Robcis | 21 April | 6pm (SA Time) Public Positions Public Positions on History and Politics, Knowledge Futures
19 Apr 19 Orlando Patterson’s analyses of slavery as an intervention into debates around the political economy of the “Third World Seminars
18 Apr 15 The WISER Podcast | Travelling Technology | Big infrastructures, small devices | Part 2 Advertisements Knowledge Futures
17 Apr 12 The New Religious Political Right in South Africa Seminars
16 Apr 8 The WISER Podcast | Travelling Technology | Big infrastructures, small devices | Part 1 Public Events Knowledge Futures
15 Apr 8 Public Positions: Fanon After Fanon I Session 3 by Achille Mbembe | 7 April | 6pm (SA Time) Public Positions Public Positions on History and Politics
14 Apr 5 INVITE | Public Positions: Fanon After Fanon I Session 5 by Azeen Khan and Carolyn Urena | 5 May | 6pm (SA Time) Public Positions Public Positions on History and Politics
13 Mar 31 The WISER Podcast | Eight ways to think Unsettlement Part 2 Public Events Knowledge Futures
12 Mar 29 What we can learn from the data about metropolitan political economies? Seminars
11 Mar 25 The WISER Podcast | Eight ways to think Unsettlement Public Events Knowledge Futures
10 Mar 23 Freedom, Property and Markets Seminars
9 Mar 18 Public Positions: Fanon After Fanon I Session 2 by Gavin Arnall and Robyn Marasco | 17 March | 6pm (SA Time) Public Positions Public Positions on History and Politics
8 Mar 15 Potential History - Unlearning Imperialism Seminars
7 Mar 8 Book discussion of The Fixer : Visa Lottery Chronicles Seminars
6 Mar 5 Invite | Eight Ways of Thinking Unsettlement | 4 March | 5pm Collaborations Locations of African Critical Theory
5 Mar 4 WIPES | Property and Political Order | March WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES African Futures
4 Mar 1 Funding of the Vaccine and the general implications of budget 2021 for inclusive growth and reduction of poverty Seminars
3 Feb 26 They Called You Dambudzo Virtual Launch with Tinashe Mushakavanhu Public Events Knowledge Futures
2 Feb 25 Public Positions | 2021- FANON AFTER FANON | Session 1 Young & Khalfa Public Positions Public Positions on History and Politics
1 Feb 17 Book Launch and Discussion of Lesley Green's Rock | Water | Life - Ecology and humanities for a decolonial South Af Book Launches Knowledge Futures