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
Adam Hanieh Class, State and the crisis of legitimacy in the Arab World 23-May-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics
David Johnson Clements Kadalie and the language of freedom 26-May-2016 Public Positions on History and Politics
Cloning Cultures: The Reproduction of Sameness and Race Critical Theory 29-Jul-2003
Jim Mills Cocaine and Colonialism? The origins of Asian markets for modern pharmaceuticals, c. 1900-1945 15-May-2018 Medical Humanities in Africa
Colonialism, Limited: The Imperial Chartered Company in British Culture' 23-Mar-2004
Common Illnesses: Anthropology of Health in Everyday Life in Maasina (Mali) 18-Mar-2002
Complex emergencies and development: When the state breaks down' 06-Mar-2003
Achille Mbembe Concerning Violence: Reading Beyond Sartre 05-Oct-2015 African Futures
T. Dunbar Moodie Confessing remorse about the evils of Apartheid: the Dutch Reformed Church in the Nineteen-Eighties 29-Oct-2018
Conflict transformation through dialogue in Africa 19-Feb-2010
Lisa Vetten Consent, Rights and the Regulation of Childhood and Adolescent Sexuality in South Africa 15-Jul-2015 Medical Humanities in Africa
Constituting Democracy: A Sociological Study of Constitution-making in South Africa in the 1990s 20-May-2002
Cosmopolitan Legacies 03-Jun-2009
Crime, Conflict and Politics: Politicised Violence on the Rand, 1984-1994 03-May-2004
Criminal Obsessions: Imagining Order After Apartheid 22-Aug-2002
Sarah Nuttall Cultural Solidarities 06-Apr-2017 African Futures
Culture(s) of the African National Congress of South Africa - exile and prison experiences 15-Aug-2002
Culture, Contamination and Contagion: or, 'If I touch you will I get what you have got' 06-May-2003
Curating Africa 23-Mar-2005
Curating the Afropolitan City: New Ethnographies of Johannesburg 13-Aug-2014 Curating the Afropolitan City
Srimati Basu Cures and Side Effects: Feminist Reform and Law in India 23-Aug-2017 Law and personhood, Medical Humanities in Africa
Saleem Badat Deciphering the Meanings of the South African Higher Education Student Protests 17-Mar-2016 African Futures
William Mpofu Decoloniality as Travelling Theory: Or What Decoloniality is not 07-Aug-2017
Anthony Bogues Decolonisation and Beyond: Three Lectures on Sylvia Wynter 24-Aug-2016 African Futures
Decompartmentalizing South African History, 1902-1925 26-Feb-2007
Deconstruction: Philosophy or literary theory? 20-Oct-2003
Deep but dicey play: The meanings of money in Soweto's popular economies 08-Oct-2007
Democracy and its discontent: Vigilantism, sovereignity and human rights in South Africa 24-Apr-2006
Ian Shapiro Democratic Competition: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 15-Aug-2018 Governing Intimacies, Public Positions on History and Politics
Deracializing Imperialism?: Citizenship and Conflict in French Africa after World War II' 17-Mar-2004
Developing the Information Infrastructure for South Africa's Information Society: How Markets and Regulation are Sh 27-Mar-2003
Digging deep. Reaching far. Binding identities: Racial formations through the prism of Chinese gold miners in South Afri 07-May-2007
Disabling Globalisation: Places of Power in Post-Apartheid South Africa 25-Sep-2002
Richard Rottenburg Discussion -- Far fetched facts : A parable of development aid 22-Feb-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Dissenting white writings on Johannesburg in the 1980s 19-Oct-2006
Does China have an apartheid pass system? 16-Sep-2002
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
David Philemona Goldberg Essed Cloning Cultures: The Reproduction of Sameness and Race Critical Theory 29-Jul-2003
Imraan Coovadia Coetzee: In and Out of Cape Town 27-May-2013
Stephen Donovan Colonialism, Limited: The Imperial Chartered Company in British Culture' 23-Mar-2004
Frederic Le Marcis Common Illnesses: Anthropology of Health in Everyday Life in Maasina (Mali) 18-Mar-2002
Barry Munslow Complex emergencies and development: When the State breaks down' 06-Mar-2003
Dunbar Moodie Confessing Remorse about the Evils of Apartheid: the Dutch Reformed Church in the Nineteen-Eighties 14-Mar-2011
Dereje Wordofa Conflict transformation through dialogue in Africa 19-Feb-2010
Jeff Guy Continuities, contexts and concepts: making sense of Shepstone 22-Oct-2012
Ania Loomba Cosmopolitan Legacies 03-Jun-2009
Gary Kynoch Crime, Conflict and Politics: Politicised Violence on the Rand, 1984-1994 03-May-2004
Raymond Suttner Culture(s) of the African National Congress of South Africa - exile and prison experiences 15-Aug-2002
Nicole Ridgeway Culture, Contamination and Contagion: or, I If I touch you will I get what you got' 06-May-2003
Simon Njami Curating Africa 23-Mar-2005
Lisa Vetten Daughters of the Revolution: Spectacle and narrative in S v Zuma 17-Mar-2014
Phil Bonner Decompartmentalizing South African History, 1902-1925 26-Feb-2007
Christopher Norris Deconstruction: Philosophy or literary theory? 20-Oct-2003
Krige Detlev Deep but dicey play: The meanings of money in Soweto's popular economies 08-Oct-2007
Mustafa Barghouti Defeating occupation: The role of Palestine civil society and the internationalsolidarity movement 23-Aug-2011
Amy Niang Deferred reciprocity: ransoming and the ethics of compensatory justice 03-Mar-2014
Lars Buur Democracy and its discontent: Vigilantism, soverignity and human rights in South Africa 24-Apr-2006
Stephen Sparks Dependence, discipline and the morality of consumption: an intellectual history of the SASOL project 04-Nov-2013
Fred Cooper Deracializing Imperialism?: Citizenship and Conflict in French Africa after World War II 17-Mar-2004
Bill Melody Developing the Information Infrastructure for South Africa's Information Society: How Markets and Regulation are Sh 27-Mar-2003
Jimmy Pieterse Dictionaries and Discourses of Deviance 17-Sep-2012
Tu Huyhn Digging deep. Reaching far. Binding identities: Racial formations through the prism of Chinese gold minders in South Afr 07-May-2007
Bheki Peterson Dignity, memory and the future under siege: reconciliation and nation-building in post-apartheid South Africa 10-Sep-2012
Gillian Hart Disabling Globalisation: Places of Power in Post-Apartheid South Africa 25-Sep-2002
Doctoral Fellowships 2012 12-Jan-2012
Public Events
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Marissa Mika Cobalt Blues: The Half Life of Radiotherapy in Uganda 29-Mar-2017 Medical Humanities in Africa
Colloquium on Medical Male Circumcision 02-Sep-2014
Jacklyn Cock Complex Relations of Marxism and Feminism : Democratic Marxism 19-Sep-2016 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood, African Futures
Concepts of Transformation and the Social Structure of South Africa 26-Apr-2006
Reinhart Kössler Consequences of a Genocide: Politics of Apology between Namibia and Germany 22-Mar-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics
Crime in our time 25-Jul-2007
Catherine Burns Debating the ANC "Second Transition" Policy Documents 30-May-2012
Achille Mbembe Decolonizing the University Now: Five New Directions 22-Apr-2015 African Futures
Deconstructing invisibility: Race and Politics of Visual Culture in Brazil 18-Feb-2010
Deborah James Deeper into a hole: borrowing and lending in South Africa 27-Mar-2014
Achille Mbembe Desert studies: more from less than ZERO 02-Feb-2012
Theresa Edlmann Dialogues and Discursive Laagers: Reflections on The Legacies of the Apartheid Wars Project 24-Oct-2012
Dialogues on aftermath: photographing in Angola and Mozambique: An Exhibition and Public Conversation with Jo Ractliffe 24-Mar-2010
Achille Mbembe Difference and repetition: reflections on the current South African moment 14-Mar-2013
Keith Breckenridge Digital Humanities : Zotero and the research databases 11-May-2016 Digital Humanities
Sarah Nuttall Digital Imaginaries: Premonition 06-Sep-2018 Digital Humanities, Curating the Afropolitan City, Locations of African Critical Theory
Bruce Janz Digital Place and Urban Space 13-Mar-2014
Achille Mbembe Discussion of 'Critique of Black Reason' 19-Jun-2017 African Futures
Kaushik Sunder Rajan Discussion of 'Pharmocracy: Value, Politics, and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine' 02-Aug-2017 Medical Humanities in Africa
Keith Breckenridge Discussion of Sujit Sivasundaram's Islanded 11-Feb-2014
DISTRICT 9 27-May-2010
Keith Breckenridge Divinatory computation : the politics of Artificial Intelligence 11-Sep-2018 Digital Humanities, Knowledge Futures
Keith Breckenridge DM Public Panel: Complex Relationships of Feminism and Marxism 10-Oct-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics
Collaborations
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Colloquium on the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s seminal book, Hind Swaraj 25-Nov-2011
Constituting Democracy 09-Sep-2004
Contemporary Mozambique: Histories of the Present 01-Mar-2009
Crime Stories 01-Jun-2009
Critical Ethnographies of Globalisation  27-Sep-2002
Cultural Politics of Blackness 26-May-2003
Death and Modernity 07-Feb-2003
Andreas Kalyvas Democracy and the Poor 03-Aug-2017 African Futures
Book Launches
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Christa Kuljian De-Colonizing Science? The Case of Human Origins Research 17-May-2017 African Futures
Jason Hickel Democracy as Death: The Moral Order of Anti-Liberal Politics in South Africa 01-Jun-2015 African Futures
Chabani Manganyi Discussion of 'Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist' 24-Aug-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
WISH Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Dilip Menon Degeneration and satyagraha: Hind Swaraj and the crisis of liberal democracy 09-Jun-2014
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Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Catherine Burns Doctoral Fellowships 05-Mar-2013

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