Past Events

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

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Seminars
Title Datesort descending WISER Research Theme
Fugitive/Narrative: Unhomed Texts, Human Rights, and the Broken Road 01-Feb-2018 African Futures
Albert Luthuli, the ANC Moses: religious prophecy and the turn to armed struggle 02-Feb-2018 Public Positions on History and Politics, Locations of African Critical Theory
“Say No, Black Woman”: The Giant is Falling and the erasure of Black women in South Africa 12-Feb-2018
Baas of the Kramat: Muslim place and belonging in 19th and 20th century Cape Town 19-Feb-2018
Responsibility in Place: Marlene van Niekerk’s Memorandum: A Story With Paintings 20-Feb-2018 Medical Humanities in Africa
Urban Nostalgia: Colonial traces in the postcolonial city of Luanda 26-Feb-2018
What happened to the theory of African capitalism? 05-Mar-2018
The lifecast cast: an ethico-legal inquiry 12-Mar-2018
Between bioscape and sensorium: Creolized dance as Indian Ocean memory 15-Mar-2018 Oceanic Humanities
The Discomforts of Home: Infrastructure, Rehousing and Class in Luanda 19-Mar-2018
Doing research that does something: The trope of the exceptional knowledge-producing medical doctor 09-Apr-2018
Individualization versus Democratization? Conditions and forms of student activism in authoritarian situation (Cameroon, 16-Apr-2018
Literature against Stalinism: South Africa's left opposition, 1930-1960 23-Apr-2018
Object-oriented Reading: The View from the Customs House 07-May-2018
Suspicious Times? 14-May-2018
Cocaine and Colonialism? The origins of Asian markets for modern pharmaceuticals, c. 1900-1945 15-May-2018 Medical Humanities in Africa
A Foray into (Study of?) African Political Theology 21-May-2018
The Oceanic South 28-May-2018
Cancelled | Transnational perspectives in juvenile literature: Gay-Neck (1927) and Dariyalal (1938) 04-Jul-2018 Oceanic Humanities
Ruinous Foundations of Progressive Segregation: The Birth of Biopolitical Struggle (1920s-1950s) 11-Jul-2018 Curating the Afropolitan City, Locations of African Critical Theory
Governing Islam: Law, Empire, and Secularism in South Asia 16-Jul-2018
POLS4033 & POLS7036 The State in Africa 17-Jul-2018 African Futures
The Family House Position Paper 23-Jul-2018 Law and personhood
On Principals and Agency: Reassembling Trust in Indian Ocean Commerce 23-Jul-2018
Fishfinger stew and peach tarts: from hunger to nourishment in the Dwars River Valley 30-Jul-2018
WISER Invitation -- Heroin Coast: the political economy of the heroin trade along the Indian Ocean seaboard 02-Aug-2018 Oceanic Humanities
The City Speaks for Itself: Notes on approaching architecture in Kinshasa 06-Aug-2018
Social History comes to Warwick 08-Aug-2018 Governing Intimacies
The politics of social exclusion : Transformation in Cricket South Africa 13-Aug-2018
Democratic Competition: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 15-Aug-2018 Governing Intimacies, Public Positions on History and Politics
Literary Ecologies of the Indian Ocean World: Mauritian and Southern African Intersections 16-Aug-2018 Oceanic Humanities
Money Talks: International Law and the Governance of International Finance 20-Aug-2018
“One of the most dangerous documents ever produced”: the United Nations, the Global South and the politics of race in th 27-Aug-2018
At the End of Time: Thinking with Water 29-Aug-2018 Oceanic Humanities
Arquivo Morto: notes on institutional memory in postcolonial Mozambique 10-Sep-2018
Psychedelic Birth: Bodies, Boundaries, and the Perception of Pain in the 1970s 17-Sep-2018
Rationalizing injustice: surprising reinforcement of legal hegemony in South Africa 01-Oct-2018
The Dynamic of Captivity and the American Imagination 04-Oct-2018
Seminar by Johan Lagae : “Sorry Congo !?” On the positionality of architectural history in dealing with Congo’s colonial 08-Oct-2018 Curating the Afropolitan City
Political Modernity in the Postcolony: Some Reflections of India's Bhil Heartland 08-Oct-2018
A South African social garden: People, plants and multispecies histories in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden 15-Oct-2018
Forging New Political Identities in the Shanty Towns of Durban, South Africa 22-Oct-2018
Confessing remorse about the evils of Apartheid: the Dutch Reformed Church in the Nineteen-Eighties 29-Oct-2018
Collaborations
Title Datesort descending WISER Research Theme
Call for Proposals : Intellectual and Cultural Life under Conditions of Austerity 10-Feb-2018 Knowledge Futures, Sugarman
Innovation and Intellectual Property in South Africa 15-May-2018 Knowledge Futures, African Futures
Intellectual and Cultural Life under Conditions of Austerity 04-Jun-2018 Sugarman
The Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory 2018 Summer School: The Human in Question | Application deadline 9 25-Jun-2018 Knowledge Futures, African Futures
WISER INVITATION : Telling Lives - Truth Lies History | 6 Aug | Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study 06-Aug-2018 Governing Intimacies
The Filmic and Photographic: African Visual Cultures 25-Nov-2018 Locations of African Critical Theory, Sugarman
Public Events
Title Datesort descending WISER Research Theme
Entanglements and Aftermaths: Reflections on Memory and Political Time 22-Feb-2018 Public Positions on History and Politics, Knowledge Futures, Locations of African Critical Theory, African Futures
WiSER in 2018 22-Feb-2018 Governing Intimacies, Oceanic Humanities, Public Positions on History and Politics, Medical Humanities in Africa, Digital Humanities, Curating the Afropolitan City, Knowledge Futures, Law and personhood, Locations of African Critical Theory, Sugarman, African Futures
Africans In War: A Conversation between Paul Gilroy and William Kentridge 23-Feb-2018 Locations of African Critical Theory
Call for Papers: On Suspicion and the Contemporary - deadline 15 December 2017 01-Mar-2018 Public Positions on History and Politics
Invitation | Two events focused on Sex and Sexuality in the Lives of Young South Africans 08-Mar-2018 Medical Humanities in Africa
On Suspicion and the Contemporary 18-Apr-2018 Public Positions on History and Politics, Knowledge Futures, African Futures
How Do We Speak Of Our Place? Achille Mbembe's World 22-May-2018 Locations of African Critical Theory, African Futures
Goethe-Institut and WiSER Invitation: Wits School of Arts DIVA Talk: Special edition with Wolfgang Tillmans 29-Jun-2018 Curating the Afropolitan City
"After Mandela": A Roundtable Colloquium at Stellenbosch University 18-Jul-2018 Public Positions on History and Politics, Locations of African Critical Theory, African Futures
The State against Mandela and the Others | Film & Debate | 23 July 2018 5.30pm 23-Jul-2018 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Toward the Global South Novel: Africa, China, and Bofane's Congo Inc. 25-Jul-2018 Oceanic Humanities, African Futures
Invitation | WellSexuality Projects | Tuesday 31 July 5-7pm 31-Jul-2018 Medical Humanities in Africa
WISER and Governing Intimacies Invitation : Discussion of Sisonke Msimang's Always Another Country 07-Aug-2018 Governing Intimacies
The emotional toll of social justice work in medicine and law 14-Aug-2018 Medical Humanities in Africa
Public event | The emotional toll of social justice work in medicine and law | Adler Museum 14-Aug-2018 Medical Humanities in Africa, Law and personhood
Digital Imaginaries: Premonition 06-Sep-2018 Digital Humanities, Curating the Afropolitan City, Locations of African Critical Theory
Divinatory computation : the politics of Artificial Intelligence 11-Sep-2018 Digital Humanities, Knowledge Futures
Yvette Christiansë events at WiSER | 13 & 14 Sept 13-Sep-2018 Oceanic Humanities
Invite : Book Discussion : SORRY, NOT SORRY by Haji Mohamed Dawjee | 18 Sept | 5pm 18-Sep-2018 Governing Intimacies
4th seminar in the Mellon 30th Anniversary Seminar Series | Mapping African Futures on the topic of Consumption | 3 Oct 03-Oct-2018 African Futures
Symposium on Telegraph to the Sky - Towards Afrofuturism 3.0. | 17-18 Oct 17-Oct-2018 Curating the Afropolitan City, African Futures
Multi Crisis - Global South literary humanities in an era of global crises | 30-31 Oct 30-Oct-2018 Curating the Afropolitan City, Knowledge Futures, African Futures
Book Launches
Title Datesort descending WISER Research Theme
Invitation | "Suturing the City": Discussion with Filip de Boeck and Sammy Baloji | 1 March 2018 | 12:00 01-Mar-2018 Curating the Afropolitan City, African Futures
Book discussion : Rights to Land 08-Mar-2018 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
NEW DATE | Invitation | Launch of Franz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics | Tuesday 30 July | 1pm 30-Jul-2018 Medical Humanities in Africa, African Futures
Invite - The Politics of Custom: Chiefship, Capital and the State in Contemporary Africa | 15 Aug | 6pm 15-Aug-2018 Public Positions on History and Politics, Knowledge Futures, Locations of African Critical Theory
WiSER and African Literature invite you to the launch of Mapule Mohulatsi's book Mizz President 30-Aug-2018 Oceanic Humanities, Locations of African Critical Theory
Book Launch : Anne Mager & Phiko Velelo -- House of Tshatshu | 18 Oct | 12:30 pm 18-Oct-2018 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood
Book talk by Thomas F. McDow Buying Time: Debt and Mobility in the Western Indian Ocean 18-Oct-2018 Oceanic Humanities
Book Discussion : Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama | 25 Oct | 6pm 25-Oct-2018 Governing Intimacies, Curating the Afropolitan City
Invite : JOHANNESBURG LAUNCH | EVERYONE IS PRESENT BY TERRY KURGAN 14-Nov-2018 Curating the Afropolitan City