Past Events

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

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Collaborations
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Karin Barber Audiences and publics in Africa 08-Apr-2014
Barthes: The Rise & Development of Semiotics 03-Nov-2004
Biography 31-May-2003
Catherine Burns Body Knowledge: Medicine and the Humanities in Conversation 15-Mar-2013
Sarah Nuttall Call for applications to 2014 annual JWTC session 21-Mar-2014
Keith Breckenridge Call for Proposals : Intellectual and Cultural Life under Conditions of Austerity 10-Feb-2018 Knowledge Futures, Sugarman
Shireen Hassim Chantal Mouffe in Conversation 10-Mar-2016 African Futures
City and Terror 07-Feb-2003
Class Acts: is the Concept of Class Still Alive in the Social Sciences? 28-Mar-2004
Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Keith Breckenridge Automating reading with Zotero, Zotfile and the Google Scholar extension 14-Nov-2017 Digital Humanities, Knowledge Futures
Saarah Jappie Baas of the Kramat: Muslim place and belonging in 19th and 20th century Cape Town 19-Feb-2018
Noah Tamarkin Becoming Genetic Jews: Lemba Political Histories of Racial, Religious, and Cultural Difference in Twentieth-Century Sout 04-Aug-2016
Before Communism: Rethinking the Early Left in South Africa 31-Mar-2003
Being a Writer of the World: Lewis Nkosi and the South African Literary Tradition 31-Jul-2006
Beyond 'third term' politics: constitutionalism, constitu-tional reforms and democratic governance in Uganda 28-Feb-2005
Biometric Government in the New South Africa 10-Oct-2002
Carolyn Dinshaw Black Skin, Green Masks: Medieval Foliate Heads, Racial Trauma, and Queer World-making. 29-Aug-2016
Rita Kesselring Bodies of Truth: Law, Memory and Emancipation in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Book discussion and launch 27-Feb-2017
Bodiographies: Writing the Body and the Self 20-Aug-2002
Body and Voice in South Sotho Rape Testimonies 10-Sep-2002
James Fowkes Building the Constitution 19-Apr-2017 African Futures
Allen Isaacman Cahora Bassa : Extending South Africa's Tentacles of Empire 1965-2010 16-Feb-2015
Achille Mbembe CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: New Ethnographies of Johannesburg 15-Jun-2014
Rimli Bhattacharya Cancelled | Transnational perspectives in juvenile literature: Gay-Neck (1927) and Dariyalal (1938) 04-Jul-2018 Oceanic Humanities
Nicole Fleetwood Carceral Aesthetics: Prison Art and Public Culture 14-Apr-2016 African Futures
Andreas Kalyvas Carl Schmitt's Postcolonial Imagination 06-Mar-2017
Challenges the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Presents to the Modern Discipline of History 05-Aug-2002
Changing Contexts, Shifting Identities: Identity Formation Through the eyes of learners at a South African High School  06-Oct-2003
Chieftainship and Local Government: A Study of Local Attitudes in Five Chieftainships in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Northwe 06-May-2002
Child Soldiers in African Fiction 19-May-2008
Madhumita Lahiri Children of the Sun: W.E.B. Du Bois, Jessie Redmon Fauset, and The Brownies’ Book (1920-21) 05-Jul-2016 Law and personhood, Digital Humanities
Ellison Tjirera City as a Creature of Law – Revisiting Windhoek’s Legal Architecture 25-Apr-2016
City Forms and Writing the 'Now' 'in South Africa 25-Aug-2003
Public Events
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Neo Muyanga Bard College: A Study in Sound and Image 10-Nov-2014 Curating the Afropolitan City
Peter Danchin Between Rationality and Reason: Can There Be a Unified Theory of Religious Freedom? 25-May-2015 African Futures
Keith Breckenridge Beyond Governmentality and Developmentalism: The Infrastructure of Citizenship 07-Jul-2012
Monica Popescu Beyond the Black Atlantic: Angola, The Eastern Bloc and the Cold War 15-Apr-2014
Birds of Heaven 21-Jun-2006
Black Intellectual Traditions and Democratic Thought 12-Sep-2007
Black Nationalism and the Limits of Racial Freedom 25-Apr-2006
Bo-Tsotsi: Youth Gangs of Soweto,  17-May-2002
Catherine Burns Body Knowledge: Medicine and the Humanities in Conversation 02-Sep-2013
Ebrahim Deen Boko Haram : Nigeria's Militancy Problem 05-Apr-2016 Public Positions on History and Politics
Jacob Dlamini Book Discussion - Jacob Dlamini's Askari 29-Oct-2014 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood
Keith Breckenridge Book Discussion -- Saving Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa 06-Dec-2012
Book Launch and Conversation 10-May-2010
Liz Gunner Book Launch of Radio in Africa: Publics, Cultures, Communities 22-Mar-2012
Caroline Jeannerat Book launch: Embroiled - Jeannerat, Morier-Genoud and Péclard 26-Jul-2012
Boubacar Boris Diop 16-Sep-2009
Bronx-Barbes 20-Jun-2006
Bush of Ghosts 14-Oct-2010
Bush Wars', Citizens and Healing: Mediations of Violence in South Africa and Rwanda 21-Oct-2010
Sarah Nuttall Call for Papers: On Suspicion and the Contemporary - deadline 15 December 2017 01-Mar-2018 Public Positions on History and Politics
Victoria Hume Can music help us understand delirium in hospital? 15-Apr-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
Ruha Benjamin Can the Subaltern Genome Code? Rethinking Race, Science, and Subjectivity 30-Jun-2014 African Futures
Chairperson: 03-Oct-2002
Cheryl Carolus 25-Feb-2004
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Lucien van de Walt Before Communism: Rethinking the Early Left in South Africa 31-Mar-2003
Liz Gunner Being a Writer of the World: Lewis Nkosi and The South African Literary Tradition 31-Jul-2006
Juma Okuku Beyond "third term" politics: constitutionalism, constitu-tional reforms and democratic governance in Uganda 28-Feb-2005
Keith Breckenridge Biometric Government in the New South Africa 10-Oct-2002
Roger Southall Black and Middle Class in South Africa 10-Feb-2014
Roger Southall Black and Middle Class in South Africa, 1910 – 1994 14-Oct-2013
Sarah Nuttall Bodiographies: Writing the Body and the Self 20-Aug-2002
Puleng Hanong Body and Voice in South Sotho Rape Testimonials 10-Sep-2002
Cameroon - The Golden Days of the Kingdom 08-Feb-2012
Ivor Chipkin Can the People Govern? Popular Sovereignty and the Sovereignty of Ordinary People 24-Feb-2014
Ivor Chipkin Capitalism, City, Apartheid in the Twenty First Century 25-Mar-2013
David Thelen Challenges the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Presents to the Modern Discipline of History 05-Aug-2002
Marcelle Dawson Changing Contexts, Shifting Identities: Identity Formation Through the eyesof learners at a South African High School 06-Oct-2003
Robert Thornton Chieftainship and Local Government: A Study of Local Attitude in Five Chieftainships in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Northwe 06-May-2002
Mark Sanders Child Soldiers in African Fiction 19-May-2008
Mark Hunter Circuits of Schooling and the Production of Space: the Household, Education, and Symbolic Struggles after Apartheid 20-Aug-2012
Rory, Carolyn, Litheko Bester, Hamilton, Modisane Circulation, Visual Forms and the Public Life of Ideas 26-Mar-2012
Sarah Nuttall City Forms and Writing the 'Now' in South Africa 25-Aug-2003
Book Launches
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Keith Breckenridge Book discussion : Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade 27-Nov-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood, African Futures
Keith Breckenridge Book discussion : Rights to Land 08-Mar-2018 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Zanele Muholi Book Discussion : Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama | 25 Oct | 6pm 25-Oct-2018 Governing Intimacies, Curating the Afropolitan City
Meghan Healy - Clancy Book Launch -- A World of their Own: A History of South African Women's Education by Meghan Healy-Clancy 05-Aug-2013
Sarah Nuttall Book Launch -- CATEGORIES OF PERSONS Rethinking Ourselves and Others by Megan Jones and Jacob Dlamini 10-Oct-2013
Gill Hart Book Launch -- Rethinking the South African Crisis: Nationalism, Populism, Hegemony by Gill Hart 12-Aug-2013
Catherine Burns Book Launch -- Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle by Silvia Federici 17-Sep-2013
Sarah Nuttall Book Launch -- Richard Rive : a partial biography by Shaun Viljoen 23-Oct-2013
Zoe Groves Book Launch -- The Hard Road to Reform: The Politics of Zimbabwe's Global Political Agreement, edited by Brian Raft 18-Apr-2013
Keith Breckenridge Book Launch : Bill Freund's Twentieth-Century South Africa - A Developmental History 21-Feb-2019 Public Positions on History and Politics
Nicky Falkof Book launch : Remains of the Social Desiring the Post-Apartheid 17-Aug-2017 Law and personhood, African Futures
Keith Breckenridge 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
Jonny Steinberg Book Launch : Jonny Steinberg's A Man of Good Hope 26-Sep-2014 Law and personhood
Shireen Hassim Book Launch : The Unresolved National Question -- Left Thought Under Apartheid 21-Sep-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Pamila Gupta Book Launch of the State of Secularism - Religion, Tradition & Democracy in South Africa by Dhammamegha Annie Leatt 11-Oct-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics
Ran Greenstein Book Launch: Pretending democracy: Israel, an ethnocratic state 19-Feb-2013
Achille Mbembe Book Launch: The Future as Cultural Fact by Arjun Appadurai 24-Jun-2013
Keith Breckenridge Book Launch: Jeff Guy's Theophilus Shepstone and the Forging of Natal 01-Oct-2013
Catherine Burns Book Launch: Justin Pearce's Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola, 1975–2002 08-Sep-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Achille Mbembe Book Lounge Launch of On The Postcolony 06-Aug-2015 African Futures
Isabel Hofmeyr Book talk by Thomas F. McDow Buying Time: Debt and Mobility in the Western Indian Ocean 18-Oct-2018 Oceanic Humanities
Achille Mbembe Cape Town Launch of Critique of Black Reason 20-Jul-2017 African Futures
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Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Sarah Emily Duff Call for Nominations: Fass-Sandin Article Prize for 2016 17-Apr-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
Keith Breckenridge CFA: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Medical Humanities 01-Aug-2017 Medical Humanities in Africa
Corinne Kratz CFP African Critical Inquiry Programme 01-May-2015 African Futures

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