Past Events

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

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The WISH Seminar can be downloaded as a spreadsheet here.

# Date Title Event Type WISER Research Theme
97 Nov 12 UNSETTLEMENT: ‘Insecure Zones.’ Reflections from Africa and the Indian Ocean Advertisements Oceanic Humanities
96 Nov 11 WIPES | Property and Hierarchy | Wednesday, November 11, 4pm WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
95 Nov 10 Invitation | Book Launch | Dreaming of Freedom in South Africa by David Johnson | 4pm November 10 Book Launches Public Positions on History and Politics, Knowledge Futures, Law and personhood
94 Nov 4 Post-Imperial Oceanics Advertisements Oceanic Humanities
93 Nov 2 Ibn Rushd’s _The Decisive Treatise_: A Text for Political Reform Seminars
92 Nov 2 The WISER Podcast | Season 02 Advertisements Knowledge Futures
91 Nov 2 The WISER Podcast | Season 02 Advertisements Knowledge Futures
90 Nov 1 Breath Symposium Advertisements Medical Humanities in Africa
89 Nov 1 Applications to the School of Social Science 2021-22 - Political Mobilizations and Social Movements Advertisements Knowledge Futures
88 Oct 28 Book discussion | ANXIOUS JOBURG - The Inner Lives of a Global South City Edited by Nicky Advertisements Knowledge Futures
87 Oct 26 Rethinking the University in the Age of COVID-19 Public Events Knowledge Futures
86 Oct 26 Landscapes of peripheral and displaced urbanisms Seminars
85 Oct 23 The WISER Podcast | Season 2 | Episode 8 by Charne Lavery Advertisements Oceanic Humanities, Knowledge Futures
84 Oct 20 Invite | Opening of the virtual symposium Breath: Inspire/Expire Advertisements Medical Humanities in Africa
83 Oct 19 Living Together: The ANC, the Soviet Union, and the National Question. Seminars
82 Oct 19 BREATH: INSPIRE/EXPIRE Advertisements Governing Intimacies, Knowledge Futures
81 Oct 15 Public Positions | Dipesh Chakrabarty on the Planetary Age | 15 Oct | 4pm Public Positions Knowledge Futures
80 Oct 15 The WISER Podcast | Season 2 | Episode 7 by Keith Breckenridge Advertisements Digital Humanities, Knowledge Futures
79 Oct 14 WIPES : Political Settlements Theory WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood, Locations of African Critical Theory, African Futures
78 Oct 12 Situating 'the Local' in South Africa's Transition to Democracy: a view from Mokopane Seminars
77 Oct 12 Critically Engaged Sociology at SWOP : Four decades of South/North concept formation Seminars
76 Oct 9 The WISER Podcast | Season 2 | Episode 6 by Sarah Nuttall Public Events Knowledge Futures
75 Oct 5 South Africa and the Neoliberals Seminars
74 Sep 30 WIPES | Tooze on the (German) making of modern economics WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES Knowledge Futures, Locations of African Critical Theory, African Futures
73 Sep 28 Chiefship Pty unLTD: reflections on un/accountability, past and present Seminars
72 Sep 25 The WISER Podcast | Season 2 | Episode 4 by Shireen Hassim and Sisonke Msimang Advertisements Knowledge Futures
71 Sep 22 Book Launch and Discussion of Lynn M. Thomas’s Beneath the Surface: A Transnational History of Skin Lighteners | 22 Sept Book Launches Governing Intimacies, Law and personhood, Locations of African Critical Theory, African Futures
70 Sep 22 Book Launch and Discussion of Lynn M. Thomas’s Beneath the Surface: A Transnational History of Skin Lighteners | 22 Sept Advertisements Knowledge Futures
69 Sep 21 Metabolic drift? food, fertiliser and the biology of history in Malawi Seminars
68 Sep 17 The WISER Podcast | Season 2 | Episode 3 by Sakiru Adebayo Advertisements Knowledge Futures
67 Sep 16 Programme in African Digital Humanities : Zoom Workshops Collaborations Digital Humanities
66 Sep 14 Rereading Stuart Hall on Race Seminars
65 Sep 9 WIPES : Ostrom on Polycentric Governance WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES Public Positions on History and Politics, Knowledge Futures, African Futures
64 Sep 8 Regions2050: Mobile spaces, porous borders, and pathways of regionalization. Advertisements Knowledge Futures
63 Sep 7 Just Health? : Law, Constitutionalism and Postcolonial Dis-ease Seminars
62 Sep 4 Call for Researchers | MOBILE SPACES, POROUS BORDERS, AND PATHWAYS OF REGIONALIZATION Advertisements Knowledge Futures
61 Sep 3 The WISER Podcast | Season 2 | Episode 2 by Terry Kurgan Advertisements Knowledge Futures
60 Aug 31 WiSER Call for Two-Year Postdoctoral Positions (2020-2022) Advertisements Knowledge Futures
59 Aug 25 #BlackLivesMatter Race and Racism in Science Public Events Knowledge Futures
58 Aug 24 After Labor Seminars
57 Aug 20 Public Positions| The Pink Line by Mark Gevisser | 20 August | 4pm Public Events, Public Positions Public Positions on History and Politics
56 Aug 20 The WISER Podcast | Season 2 | Episode 1 by Johannes Machinya Advertisements Knowledge Futures
55 Aug 19 Speakers: Grace A. Musila & Shireen Hassim on Writing Women Public Events Governing Intimacies
54 Aug 17 Building National Universities and Making Human Resources in Southeastern Africa Seminars
53 Aug 14 The WISER Podcast | Season 01 Public Events Governing Intimacies, Oceanic Humanities, Knowledge Futures
52 Aug 12 WIPES | Seminar with Adam Tooze on Political economy of anthropocene: Climate crisis v. Covid-19 | Wednesday, August 1 WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
51 Aug 6 The WISER Podcast | Episode 13 by Melanie Boehi Advertisements Knowledge Futures
50 Aug 3 Spouse in the house: Household structures and roles, gender, and quality of life in the Gauteng City-Region,South Africa Seminars
49 Jul 29 WIPES | Talk by Adam Tooze on the Political economy of anthropocene: Climate crisis v. Covid-19 | Wednesday, July 29 : WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES African Futures
48 Jul 27 From the Plantation to the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Other Economic Geographies Seminars
47 Jul 27 #Rabida - Parenthesis in conversation with Celeste Fortes - hosted by Mpho Matsipa Advertisements Knowledge Futures
46 Jul 23 The WISER Podcast | Episode 12 with Makhosazana Xaba Public Events Knowledge Futures
45 Jul 20 Panel discussion of Crashed Seminars
44 Jul 16 Public Positions | The Politics of the Pandemic by Professor Simukai Chigudu | 16 July | 4pm Public Positions Public Positions on History and Politics
43 Jul 16 The WISER Podcast | Episode 11 with Ruth Sacks Advertisements Knowledge Futures
42 Jul 9 African Digital Humanities Programme Second Digitisation Workshop July 9 – 11, 2020 : Zoom details will be available o Collaborations, Seminars Digital Humanities
41 Jul 9 The WiSER Podcast | Episode 10 by Confidence Joseph, Ryan Poinasamy, Meghan Judge and Mapule Mohulatsi Public Events Knowledge Futures
40 Jul 8 WIPES | Tooze -- Crashed, Part 4 WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES African Futures
39 Jul 2 The WISER Podcast | Episode 9 with Pamila Gupta Public Events Knowledge Futures
38 Jun 25 The WISER Podcast | Episode 8 with Hlonipha Mokoena Public Events Knowledge Futures
37 Jun 24 WIPES : Tooze's Crashed, part 3 WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES African Futures
36 Jun 11 Public Positions | Rights to Life: Debating a Universal Income Income Grant Public Positions Public Positions on History and Politics
35 Jun 11 The WISER Podcast | Episode 7 with Nolwazi Mkhwanazi Public Events Knowledge Futures
34 Jun 4 The WISER Podcast | Episode 6 with Tinashe Mushakavanhu Public Events Knowledge Futures
33 May 28 WISER Podcast | Episode 5 with Achille Mbembe and Dilip Menon Advertisements Knowledge Futures
32 May 27 WIPES : Financial Crises of the 2000s WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
31 May 25 Protect the poor but don’t meddle with those who can pay: Debating solidarity in the context of the NHI Seminars
30 May 21 WISER Podcast | Episode 4 with Richard Rottenburg Public Events Knowledge Futures
29 May 18 Contemporary Speculative Fiction in Southern Africa Seminars
28 May 13 WIPES : The history of the state's dependence on management consulting WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES Public Positions on History and Politics
27 May 11 International actors and social protection in Africa, 2000-2020 Seminars
26 May 7 New Podcast Episode: 'Logistics, Blackness and Spatialities' Seminars Knowledge Futures
25 May 4 On Monastic Seclusion: Making knowledge from an African University Seminars
24 Apr 30 Public Positions | On-Line Panel Discussion | Politics in the Time of the Pandemic: Debt, Surveillance, Care Public Positions Public Positions on History and Politics, Medical Humanities in Africa, Locations of African Critical Theory
23 Apr 30 The WISER Podcast Public Events Knowledge Futures, Locations of African Critical Theory
22 Apr 29 WIPES : East Asian Bureaucratic Traditions WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES Public Positions on History and Politics
21 Apr 20 Responding to African Digital Platform Economies: A Preliminary Regulatory Space Analysis Seminars
20 Apr 15 WIPES : Political Settlements Theory WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES Public Positions on History and Politics
19 Apr 6 The Making of the Lebowa Civil Service: Class Formation and Bantustan Administration Seminars
18 Mar 31 On the Valuation of Art: Re-negotiating universal and particular repertoires of forms. Public Events African Futures
17 Mar 30 Some current transformations in the power of metrologies Seminars
16 Mar 19 Confronting Coronavirus Virality, Moral Panic, Risk, Xenophobia Public Events Knowledge Futures
15 Mar 12 Love Troubles: Emotions and the Politics of Intimacy in South Africa and Brazil Public Events Governing Intimacies, Locations of African Critical Theory
14 Mar 11 On the Valuation of Art: Re-negotiating universal and particular repertoires of forms. Public Events Knowledge Futures
13 Mar 10 Estimating the Distribution of Household Wealth in South Africa Seminars Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood, African Futures
12 Mar 9 Ethnographies of Global Policing Seminars
11 Mar 2 Aesthetic Authoritarianism: The Caring State and the 'New Luanda' Seminars
10 Feb 28 Public Positions | Arjun Appadurai on Failure, Digitality, Memory | 28 February 2020 1pm Public Positions Public Positions on History and Politics
9 Feb 27 launch of Alexandra Halligey's new book on Participatory Theatre and the Urban Everday in South Africa Book Launches Knowledge Futures
8 Feb 25 Public Positions | The Restitution of African Art | 25 Feb 2020 | 4pm Public Positions Knowledge Futures
7 Feb 24 Knowledge and technological innovation transfer for economic development – the case of Eskom Seminars
6 Feb 17 Encountering Cameroon’s Garrison State: Checkpoints, Democratic Aspirations, and the Anglophone Revolt Seminars
5 Feb 14 Call for applications for 2020 MA scholarship Advertisements Oceanic Humanities
4 Feb 10 Financialization or Transculturation? Poverty Knowledge in South Africa Seminars
3 Feb 3 Ghana’s Electric Dreams : A film by R. Lane Clark and Stephan F. Miescher Public Events Oceanic Humanities, African Futures
2 Feb 3 Waiting for Light: The Story of Electrification in Rural Ghana Seminars
1 Jan 31 Playing in the dark: A round table in:conversation with Zanele Muholi Public Events African Futures