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
70 Sep 25 The WISER Podcast | Season 2 | Episode 4 by Shireen Hassim and Sisonke Msimang Advertisements Knowledge Futures
69 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
68 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
67 Sep 21 Metabolic drift? food, fertiliser and the biology of history in Malawi Seminars
66 Sep 17 The WISER Podcast | Season 2 | Episode 3 by Sakiru Adebayo Advertisements Knowledge Futures
65 Sep 16 Programme in African Digital Humanities : Zoom Workshops Collaborations Digital Humanities
64 Sep 14 Rereading Stuart Hall on Race Seminars
63 Sep 9 WIPES : Ostrom on Polycentric Governance WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES Public Positions on History and Politics, Knowledge Futures, African Futures
62 Sep 8 Regions2050: Mobile spaces, porous borders, and pathways of regionalization. Advertisements Knowledge Futures
61 Sep 7 Just Health? : Law, Constitutionalism and Postcolonial Dis-ease Seminars
60 Sep 4 Call for Researchers | MOBILE SPACES, POROUS BORDERS, AND PATHWAYS OF REGIONALIZATION Advertisements Knowledge Futures
59 Sep 3 The WISER Podcast | Season 2 | Episode 2 by Terry Kurgan Advertisements Knowledge Futures
58 Aug 31 WiSER Call for Two-Year Postdoctoral Positions (2020-2022) Advertisements Knowledge Futures
57 Aug 25 #BlackLivesMatter Race and Racism in Science Public Events Knowledge Futures
56 Aug 24 After Labor Seminars
55 Aug 20 Public Positions by Mark Gevisser | 20 August | 4pm Public Events Public Positions on History and Politics
54 Aug 20 The WISER Podcast | Season 2 | Episode 1 by Johannes Machinya Advertisements Knowledge Futures
53 Aug 19 Speakers: Grace A. Musila & Shireen Hassim on Writing Women Public Events Governing Intimacies
52 Aug 17 Building National Universities and Making Human Resources in Southeastern Africa Seminars
51 Aug 14 The WISER Podcast | Season 01 Public Events Governing Intimacies, Oceanic Humanities, Knowledge Futures
50 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
49 Aug 6 The WISER Podcast | Episode 13 by Melanie Boehi Advertisements Knowledge Futures
48 Aug 3 Spouse in the house: Household structures and roles, gender, and quality of life in the Gauteng City-Region,South Africa Seminars
47 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
46 Jul 27 From the Plantation to the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Other Economic Geographies Seminars
45 Jul 27 #Rabida - Parenthesis in conversation with Celeste Fortes - hosted by Mpho Matsipa Advertisements Knowledge Futures
44 Jul 23 The WISER Podcast | Episode 12 with Makhosazana Xaba Public Events Knowledge Futures
43 Jul 20 Panel discussion of Crashed Seminars
42 Jul 16 Public Positions | The Politics of the Pandemic by Professor Simukai Chigudu | 16 July | 4pm Public Positions Public Positions on History and Politics
41 Jul 16 The WISER Podcast | Episode 11 with Ruth Sacks Advertisements Knowledge Futures
40 Jul 9 The WiSER Podcast | Episode 10 by Confidence Joseph, Ryan Poinasamy, Meghan Judge and Mapule Mohulatsi Public Events Knowledge Futures
39 Jul 8 WIPES | Tooze -- Crashed, Part 4 WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES African Futures
38 Jul 2 The WISER Podcast | Episode 9 with Pamila Gupta Public Events Knowledge Futures
37 Jun 25 The WISER Podcast | Episode 8 with Hlonipha Mokoena Public Events Knowledge Futures
36 Jun 24 WIPES : Tooze's Crashed, part 3 WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES African Futures
35 Jun 11 Public Positions | Rights to Life: Debating a Universal Income Income Grant Public Positions Public Positions on History and Politics
34 Jun 11 The WISER Podcast | Episode 7 with Nolwazi Mkhwanazi Public Events Knowledge Futures
33 Jun 4 The WISER Podcast | Episode 6 with Tinashe Mushakavanhu Public Events Knowledge Futures
32 May 28 WISER Podcast | Episode 5 with Achille Mbembe and Dilip Menon Advertisements Knowledge Futures
31 May 27 WIPES : Financial Crises of the 2000s WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
30 May 25 Protect the poor but don’t meddle with those who can pay: Debating solidarity in the context of the NHI Seminars
29 May 21 WISER Podcast | Episode 4 with Richard Rottenburg Public Events Knowledge Futures
28 May 18 Contemporary Speculative Fiction in Southern Africa Seminars
27 May 13 WIPES : The history of the state's dependence on management consulting WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES Public Positions on History and Politics
26 May 11 International actors and social protection in Africa, 2000-2020 Seminars
25 May 7 New Podcast Episode: 'Logistics, Blackness and Spatialities' Seminars Knowledge Futures
24 May 4 On Monastic Seclusion: Making knowledge from an African University Seminars
23 Apr 30 WISER Invitation | On-Line Panel Discussion | Politics in the Time of the Pandemic: Debt, Surveillance, Care Public Events Public Positions on History and Politics, Medical Humanities in Africa, Locations of African Critical Theory
22 Apr 30 The WISER Podcast Public Events Knowledge Futures, Locations of African Critical Theory
21 Apr 29 WIPES : East Asian Bureaucratic Traditions WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES Public Positions on History and Politics
20 Apr 20 Responding to African Digital Platform Economies: A Preliminary Regulatory Space Analysis Seminars
19 Apr 15 WIPES : Political Settlements Theory WISER Political Economy Seminar -- WIPES Public Positions on History and Politics
18 Apr 6 The Making of the Lebowa Civil Service: Class Formation and Bantustan Administration Seminars
17 Mar 31 On the Valuation of Art: Re-negotiating universal and particular repertoires of forms. Public Events African Futures
16 Mar 30 Some current transformations in the power of metrologies Seminars
15 Mar 19 Confronting Coronavirus Virality, Moral Panic, Risk, Xenophobia Public Events Knowledge Futures
14 Mar 12 Love Troubles: Emotions and the Politics of Intimacy in South Africa and Brazil Public Events Governing Intimacies, Locations of African Critical Theory
13 Mar 11 On the Valuation of Art: Re-negotiating universal and particular repertoires of forms. Public Events Knowledge Futures
12 Mar 10 Estimating the Distribution of Household Wealth in South Africa Seminars Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood, African Futures
11 Mar 9 Ethnographies of Global Policing Seminars
10 Mar 2 Aesthetic Authoritarianism: The Caring State and the 'New Luanda' Seminars
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 The Restitution of African Art Advertisements 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