Past Events

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

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Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Ananya Kabir Between bioscape and sensorium: Creolized dance as Indian Ocean memory 15-Mar-2018 Oceanic Humanities
Sarah Nuttall Fugitive/Narrative: Unhomed Texts, Human Rights, and the Broken Road 01-Feb-2018 African Futures
Danny Herwitz Post-Postcolonial: Figaro South of the Zambesi 01-Oct-2015 Curating the Afropolitan City
Keith Breckenridge WISER Interrogating Political Economy Seminar : Brautigam on China in Africa 28-Sep-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood, African Futures
Yasmina Martin "Now I am not scared": Transnational HIV/AIDS Activism through the lens of Simon Nkoli 04-Apr-2016
Shaun Franklin "Worse than Apartheid?" Measuring educational progress since democracy 12-Sep-2016
Cynthia, and John Kros, Wright "You can write and remember but we are simply izithunguthu'" 22-May-2017
David Johnson 'Left imperialism, or workers of the world unite? The colonial origins of South African socialism 15-Mar-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics
Adrien Delmas 20 Years into Democracy: South Africa and Social Sciences 15-Apr-2014
Véronique Tadjo A City’s Memory: Kigali 22 Years after the Rwandan Genocide 11-Oct-2016 African Futures
Amy Niang A Community out of Empire: the French Union (1946-58) as a postcolonial experiment in multinational polity 16-Mar-2015
Neo Lekgotla laga Ramoupi A Critique of the Discourse on Africanization of Knowledge In the Universities in Africa: The Whys and How Far in Camero 11-Apr-2016
Siphiwe Ignatius Dube A Foray into (Study of?) African Political Theology 21-May-2018
A History of the Word 'Hungochani' (homosexulaity) 19-Jul-2002
Nancy Rose Hunt A Nervous State 19-Sep-2016
A Parting of the Ways: Colonial Africa and South Africa, 1946-48' 18-Mar-2004
A Scottish socialist reads Carlyle in Johannesburg Prison, June 1900: Reflections on the literary culture of the imperia 15-Jul-2002
A Sign Prophetic?': Black Loyalism and the 1947 Royal Tour of South Africa 17-Apr-2009
Melanie Boehi A South African social garden: People, plants and multispecies histories in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden 15-Oct-2018
Keith Breckenridge Aadhaar and the superindex : India's UID and the politics of database normalization 05-Sep-2016
Above the Laws: Practices of Sovereignty in Surrey Estates, Cape Town 07-Oct-2002
Samantha Vice Aesthetic Injustice 22-Feb-2016
Monica Popescu Aesthetic Systems and the Cold War: Rethinking African Literary History 28-Jun-2016 African Futures
Juan Obarrio Africa in Theory 22-Aug-2016 African Futures
Daniel Magaziner African Architecture, Education and Possibility in the 1960s 15-May-2017
African Bodies, European Texts: Picturing The Pilgrim's Progress in Africa 29-Apr-2002
Nompumelelo Zinhle Manzini African Conceptions of Person as Gendered, Ableist and Anti-queer 13-Mar-2017
African Modes of Self-Writing: A Critique of Political Economy and Nativism 05-Feb-2002
African National Congress (ANC) as dominant organization: impact of the attainment of power and phases of post liberatio 02-Oct-2006
After Urgency: Ramphele, Tlali and the Politics of Space 08-May-2003
Lynn Thomas Agency in African history 23-Mar-2015
AIDS, Sex and Culture: memory and power in contemporary South Africa 09-Feb-2010
Benedict Carton 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
Gregory Dowd AMfecaneRICA, 1650-1850: What can Historians of Native America Learn from Southern Africanists? 10-Apr-2017
Jamie Miller An African Volk: The Apartheid Regime and its Search for Survival 03-Oct-2016
An Ethnography of faith 06-Nov-2007
An Imaginary Ocean: Carnival in Cape Town and the Black Atlantic 28-Sep-2004
Apathy and agency in Damon Galgut's The Good Doctor 30-Jul-2007
Euclides Goncalves Arquivo Morto: notes on institutional memory in postcolonial Mozambique 10-Sep-2018
Dilip Menon At the End of Time: Thinking with Water 29-Aug-2018 Oceanic Humanities
Book Launches
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Achille Mbembe Book Launch, Accented Futures: Language Activism and the Ending of Apartheid 29-Jul-2013
Ricardo Soares de Oliviera Angola Since the Civil War: Oil, Reconstruction and Illiberal Statebuilding 13-Aug-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Hennie van Vuuren Apartheid Guns and Profit 15-May-2017 African Futures
Saul Dubow Apartheid. A Book Launch and discussion 12-Sep-2014 Law and personhood
Public Events
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Sarah Nuttall What's at stake in the Reeva Steenkamp murder trial? 18-Apr-2013
Sarah Nuttall "After Mandela": A Roundtable Colloquium at Stellenbosch University 18-Jul-2018 Public Positions on History and Politics, Locations of African Critical Theory, African Futures
Keith Breckenridge 4th seminar in the Mellon 30th Anniversary Seminar Series | Mapping African Futures on the topic of Consumption | 3 Oct 03-Oct-2018 African Futures
A Glass Brimming Over: The Failed Rural White Rebellion of 1914 in Rustenburg and Marico 24-Mar-2010
Sarah Nuttall A new series of WiSER and Wits Press book talks: Early Black Intellectuals 24-Apr-2013
Nithaya Chetty Academic Freedom in South Africa : A public discussion of two books 25-Sep-2014 Public Positions on History and Politics
Achille Mbembe (WISER) presents three lectures on 01-Mar-2005
Achille Mbembe Advanced Study Seminar on Violence, Non-Violence, and the Future of Democracy 30-May-2016 African Futures
Africa Present(s): Art Commentaries 22-Aug-2007
African Development in the 20th Century 09-May-2007
African Development in the 21st Century 16-May-2007
Michelle Leon African Studies -- New Online Resources for Teaching and Research 30-Mar-2017 Digital Humanities
Derek Peterson African Studies in the Digital Age 10-Nov-2014 Sugarman, Digital Humanities
Sarah Nuttall Africans In War: A Conversation between Paul Gilroy and William Kentridge 23-Feb-2018 Locations of African Critical Theory
Afternoon Panel on the fiction of Amitav Ghosh 26-Jul-2007
Catherine Burns Age and the Body: Cultures and Conversations 27-Jun-2014 Medical Humanities in Africa
Achille Mbembe Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Annual Lecture 21-Nov-2015 African Futures
Matt Cook AIDS and Archives of Emotion in the UK 13-Sep-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
Angola Today: disillusion, diamonds & fear 05-Aug-2008
Sharad Chari Antipode Foundation's 5th Institute for Geographies of Justice, 21-25 June 2015 22-Jun-2015 African Futures
Arrival City: Redesigning Park Station and the Precinct 07-Oct-2014 Curating the Afropolitan City
At RISK: Writing On and Over the Edge of South Africa 28-Aug-2007
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Hilary Sapire "A Sign Prophetic?": Black Loyalism and the 1947 Royal Tour of South Africa 17-Apr-2009
Deborah Posel "Getting the nation talking about sex": Reflections on the ploitics of sexuality and nation-building in post a 25-Feb-2003
Mattijs van de Port "Poor Men's White: Turning the Popular into Cultural Heritage in Salvador, Bahia 02-Mar-2009
Karen Brown "To save South Africa you must dam it": Progressivism, Science, and Natural Resource Conservation in the early 22-Oct-2003
Jane Taylor "why do you tear me from myself": Torture, truth and the arts of the Counter-Reformation 22-May-2006
Jon Hyslop 'Ghostlike' Seafarers and Sailing Ship Nostalgia: The Steamship Lascar in the British Imagination c.1880-1960 27-Feb-2012
Prinisha Badassy 'This sinister business in babies' - The perils of baby-farming scandals and Infant Life Protection Legislatio 05-Mar-2012
Fred Cooper A Parting of the Ways: Colonial Africa and South Africa, 1946-48' 18-Mar-2004
Vukile Khumalo A post-apartheid (rural) citizen, 1986 – 1991: Provisional Notes on Rural Transformation Association 08-Oct-2012
Jonathan Hyslop A Scottish socialist reads Carlyle in Johannesburg Prison, June 1900: Reflections on the literary culture of the imperi 15-Jul-2002
Steffen Jensen Above the Laws: Practices of Sovereignty in Surrey Estates, Cape Town 07-Oct-2002
Achille Mbembe Africa in Theory 08-Apr-2013
Isabel Hofmeyr African Bodies, European Texts: Picturing The Pilgrim's Progress in Africa 29-Apr-2002
Achille Mbembe African Modes of Self-Writing: A Critique of Political Economy and Nativism 18-Feb-2002
Raymond Suttner African National Congress (ANC) as dominant organization: impact of the attainment of power and phases of post liberatio 02-Oct-2006
Rita Barnard After Urgency: Ramphele, Tlali and the Politics of Space 08-May-2003
Paul Gready Aftermaths: South Africa after Transitional Justice 14-Apr-2011
Ida Susser AIDS, Sex and Culture: memory and power in contemporary South Africa 09-Feb-2010
Denis-Constant Martin An Imaginary Ocean: Carnival in Cape Town and the Black Atlantic 28-Sep-2004
Hlonipha Mokoena Anonymity and the Zulu Policeman: An Economy of Portraiture 22-Jul-2013
Michael Titlestad Apathy and agency in Damon Galgut's The Good Doctor 30-Jul-2007
Keith Shear At War with the Pass Laws? Administrative Reform and the Policing of White Supremacy in 1940s South Africa 16-Jul-2012
Collaborations
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
(...continued) Modernity and European Nihilism 06-Nov-2003
2010 and the Life of the City 04-Sep-2006
2010: Alternative Voices 07-Nov-2007
Achille Mbembe (WISER) 19-Jul-2005
Achille Mbembe (WISER) presents three lectures on 01-Mar-2005
Achille Mbembe (WISER), Sue van Zyl (Wits) 31-May-2005
AIDS, Science and Citizenship After Apartheid 06-Feb-2003
ANOTHER TRY 02-Sep-2008
Anthropology of Violence: Gangs in Latin America 09-May-2002
Advertisements
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Advertisement: WISER Directorship 31-Mar-2012
Didier Fassin An International and Interdisciplinary Initiative for Early-Career Scholars from the Global South funded by the Andrew 14-Sep-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics
WISH Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Peter Limb African Associational Life and Journalism in Central Johannesburg of the 1910s 11-Jun-2012

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