Past Events

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

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Keith Breckenridge Intellectual and Cultural Life under Conditions of Austerity 04-Jun-2018
Department of Trade and Industry Innovation and Intellectual Property in South Africa 15-May-2018
Keith Breckenridge Call for Proposals : Intellectual and Cultural Life under Conditions of Austerity 10-Feb-2018
Andreas Kalyvas Democracy and the Poor 03-Aug-2017
Achille Mbembe Sarah Nuttall The Truth about Crime 20-Jul-2017
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Charne, & Meg Lavery, Samuelson The Oceanic South 28-May-2018
Siphiwe Ignatius Dube A Foray into (Study of?) African Political Theology 21-May-2018
Jim Mills Cocaine and Colonialism? The origins of Asian markets for modern pharmaceuticals, c. 1900-1945 15-May-2018
Rogers, Joshua Orock, Walker Suspicious Times? 14-May-2018
Isabel Hofmeyr Object-oriented Reading: The View from the Customs House 07-May-2018
David Johnson Literature against Stalinism: South Africa's left opposition, 1930-1960 23-Apr-2018
Cindy Morillas Individualization versus Democratization? Conditions and forms of student activism in authoritarian situation (Cameroon, 16-Apr-2018
Renee van der Wiel Doing research that does something: The trope of the exceptional knowledge-producing medical doctor 09-Apr-2018
Claudia Gastrow The Discomforts of Home: Infrastructure, Rehousing and Class in Luanda 19-Mar-2018
Ananya Kabir Between bioscape and sensorium: Creolized dance as Indian Ocean memory 15-Mar-2018
Sarah Wild The lifecast cast: an ethico-legal inquiry 12-Mar-2018
Keith Breckenridge What happened to the theory of African capitalism? 05-Mar-2018
Antonio Tomas Urban Nostalgia: Colonial traces in the postcolonial city of Luanda 26-Feb-2018
Elizabeth Hjorth Responsibility in Place: Marlene van Niekerk’s Memorandum: A Story With Paintings 20-Feb-2018
Saarah Jappie Baas of the Kramat: Muslim place and belonging in 19th and 20th century Cape Town 19-Feb-2018
Simamkele Dlakavu “Say No, Black Woman”: The Giant is Falling and the erasure of Black women in South Africa 12-Feb-2018
Benedict Carton Albert Luthuli, the ANC Moses: religious prophecy and the turn to armed struggle 02-Feb-2018
Sarah Nuttall Fugitive/Narrative: Unhomed Texts, Human Rights, and the Broken Road 01-Feb-2018
Keith Breckenridge WISER Interrogating Political Economy Seminar : Intellectual histories of neo-liberalism 07-Dec-2017
Keith Breckenridge Automating reading with Zotero, Zotfile and the Google Scholar extension 14-Nov-2017
Keith Breckenridge Zotero Workshop : Basics 01-Nov-2017
Jonathan Klaaren Invitation: Seminar by Jackie Dugard “Is South Africa’s property clause (Section 25) an obstacle or engine for Socio-Eco 24-Oct-2017
Srila Roy Queer activism as governmentality: regulating lesbian lives in India 23-Oct-2017
Thato Masiangoako The shaping of legal consciousness through the experience of short-term incarceration 16-Oct-2017
Darja Djordjevic Historicizing Public Oncology in Rwanda: From Geographies of Incidence to Onco-Nationhood (1915-2015) 02-Oct-2017
Keith Breckenridge WISER Interrogating Political Economy Seminar : Brautigam on China in Africa 28-Sep-2017
Mazibuko Jara Seminar on "Law and Society: Property and Rights in Land in South Africa" - 27 Sept - 1pm 27-Sep-2017
Héloïse Pillayre The Avenues of Compensation of Sufferers of Asbestos-Derived Illnesses. Choice of Mechanisms, Implication in Victims’ Or 21-Sep-2017
Faeeza Ballim Neoliberalism and the techno-politics of Apartheid 18-Sep-2017
Jon Klaaren Seminar by Lionel Zevounou on the concept of Assimilation in French Law: A post-colonial approach - 13 Sept at 1pm 13-Sep-2017
Sarah Nuttall Symposium : Medical Memoirs 06-Sep-2017
Benson A Mulemi Popular Theorizing on albinism and the human in Eastern Africa: Exploration of Tanzanian experience. 04-Sep-2017
Mekonnen Ayano Invite - Seminar by Mazibuko Jara on“Law and Society: Property and Rights in Land in South Africa”- 27 Sept - 1pm 01-Sep-2017
Keith Breckenridge WISER Interrogating Political Economy Seminar : Central Bankers' Rhetoric 31-Aug-2017
Crispian Garth Olver PhD Proposal Presentation : The political economy of rent seeking in South African cities 30-Aug-2017
Jim Campbell History, Memory, and the Mississippi Freedom Movement 28-Aug-2017
Srimati Basu Cures and Side Effects: Feminist Reform and Law in India 23-Aug-2017
Isabel Hofmeyr Sound on Water 18-Aug-2017
Juan Obarrio private/public government of communities 14-Aug-2017
William Mpofu Decoloniality as Travelling Theory: Or What Decoloniality is not 07-Aug-2017
Keith Breckenridge The single source of truth about Kenyans : collateral mysteries, credit information and Safaricom 31-Jul-2017
Jean Comaroff John Comaroff The Politics of Dread 26-Jul-2017
Susan Levine Flashes, Fragments, and the Sound Bite in Writing Ethnography 14-Jun-2017
Shireen Hassim Intimacies of Care 13-Jun-2017
Grieve Chelwa Does economics have an ‘Africa Problem’? Some data and preliminary thoughts 12-Jun-2017
Robyn Bloch The apartheid historian’s struggle: black betrayal and its effects 05-Jun-2017
Keith Breckenridge Getting Started with Zotero 01-Jun-2017
Achille Mbembe Future Knowledges 29-May-2017
Tafadzwa Zvobgo The Role of Women in Election Violence 25-May-2017
Adam Hanieh Class, State and the crisis of legitimacy in the Arab World 23-May-2017
Cynthia, and John Kros, Wright "You can write and remember but we are simply izithunguthu'" 22-May-2017
Daniel Magaziner African Architecture, Education and Possibility in the 1960s 15-May-2017
Lucy Allais ‘Is there Western Philosophy?’ a discussion with Lucy Allais and Eusebius McKaiser 08-May-2017
Public Events
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Bruce Janz How Do We Speak Of Our Place? Achille Mbembe's World 22-May-2018
Sarah Nuttall On Suspicion and the Contemporary 18-Apr-2018
Nolwazi Mkhwanazi Invitation | Two events focused on Sex and Sexuality in the Lives of Young South Africans 08-Mar-2018
Sarah Nuttall Call for Papers: On Suspicion and the Contemporary - deadline 15 December 2017 01-Mar-2018
Sarah Nuttall Africans In War: A Conversation between Paul Gilroy and William Kentridge 23-Feb-2018
Sarah Nuttall Entanglements and Aftermaths: Reflections on Memory and Political Time 22-Feb-2018
Sarah Nuttall WiSER in 2018 22-Feb-2018
Achille Mbembe Invitation | The Culture of Maize : A Bridge Between Mexico and Africa | 9 November | 4pm - 6:15pm 09-Nov-2017
Keith Breckenridge DM Public Panel: Complex Relationships of Feminism and Marxism 10-Oct-2017
Max Bolt THE 'FAMILY HOUSE': Kinship, Inheritance and the legacies of Township Property Regimes 19-Sep-2017
Sarah Nuttall Fiston Mwanza Mujila in conversation with Hugo Canham, Dilip Menon, and Joshua Walker | 12 September | 1pm 12-Sep-2017
Sarah Nuttall Medical memoirs: Exploring writing about illness, death, recovery 06-Sep-2017
Shireen Hassim Medical Memoirs : CANCER A LOVE STORY - a conversation with Lauren Segal 29-Aug-2017
Sarah Nuttall WiSER Winter Programme in Critical Thought 15-Aug-2017
Kaushik Sunder Rajan Discussion of 'Pharmocracy: Value, Politics, and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine' 02-Aug-2017
Achille Mbembe The Violence of Borders 01-Aug-2017
Robin Kelley Searching for Africa in America: Some Preliminary Reflections 06-Jul-2017
Robin Kelley Over the Rainbow: Black Studies, Black Struggle, and the Neoliberal Turn 27-Jun-2017
Achille Mbembe Discussion of 'Critique of Black Reason' 19-Jun-2017
Keith Breckenridge Zotero : Things to get right capturing and sharing records 08-Jun-2017
Keith Breckenridge Inaugural Lecture : Biometric capitalism and the future of History 16-May-2017
Book Launches
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Keith Breckenridge Book discussion : Rights to Land 08-Mar-2018
Sammy Baloji & Filip de Boeck Invitation | "Suturing the City": Discussion with Filip de Boeck and Sammy Baloji | 1 March 2018 | 12:00 01-Mar-2018
Keith Breckenridge Book discussion : Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade 27-Nov-2017
Pamila Gupta WISER Book Discussion | A Luta Continua, 40 Anos Depois: Histόrias Entrelaçadas Da África Austral | 27 November | 4pm 27-Nov-2017
Sarah Nuttall Invitation | Book Launch: Healing the Exposed Being - A South African Ngoma Tradition | 31 Oct | 1pm 23-Nov-2017
Sarah Nuttall Invitation | Book launch and discussion | Homophobic Violence in Armed Conflict and Political Transition | 16 Nov | 1pm 16-Nov-2017
Pamila Gupta Book Launch of the State of Secularism - Religion, Tradition & Democracy in South Africa by Dhammamegha Annie Leatt 11-Oct-2017
Shireen Hassim Book Launch : The Unresolved National Question -- Left Thought Under Apartheid 21-Sep-2017
Nicky Falkof Book launch : Remains of the Social Desiring the Post-Apartheid 17-Aug-2017
Jean Comaroff John Comaroff Launch of 'The Truth about Crime' 27-Jul-2017
Achille Mbembe Cape Town Launch of Critique of Black Reason 20-Jul-2017
Achille Mbembe Launch of Critique of Black Reason 06-Jun-2017
Christa Kuljian De-Colonizing Science? The Case of Human Origins Research 17-May-2017
Hennie van Vuuren Apartheid Guns and Profit 15-May-2017
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Didier Fassin An International and Interdisciplinary Initiative for Early-Career Scholars from the Global South funded by the Andrew 14-Sep-2017
Keith Breckenridge CFA: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Medical Humanities 01-Aug-2017
Collaborations, Seminars
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Sarah Nuttall Urban Anxieties in the Global South 16-Aug-2017
Sarah Nuttall Urban Anxieties in the Global South 16-Aug-2017
Sarah Nuttall Locations of African and African Diaspora Critical Thought 14-Aug-2017
Sarah Nuttall Locations of African and African Diaspora Critical Thought 14-Aug-2017
WISH Seminars
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Kerry Chance Sacrifice After Mandela: Debts of Liberation Among South Africa’s First Post-Apartheid Generation 24-Jul-2017