Past Events

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Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Grieve Chelwa Does economics have an ‘Africa Problem’? Some data and preliminary thoughts 12-Jun-2017
Does Hypocrisy Matter? The Case of US foreign Policy 30-Jul-2003
Renee van der Wiel Doing research that does something: The trope of the exceptional knowledge-producing medical doctor 09-Apr-2018
Kate Chandler Drone Publics? 28-Mar-2017 African Futures
Early history of the African National Congress (ANC) Underground: From the M-Plan to Rivonia 14-Aug-2003
Kirk Sides Ecologies of Relation: Post-Slavery, Post-Apartheid and Rethinking Race Across the Atlantic 20-Apr-2015
Edgy City Serials: Forms, Institutions and Built Environments in Post Apartheid Television Drama 23-Jul-2007
Editing Herman Charles Bosman 12-May-2003
Embodied History: Uniqueness and Exemplarity of South African AIDS 12-Apr-2002
end of the underground 19-Apr-2006
Entertainment, Entrepreneurships and Politics in South African Football in the 1950s 04-Aug-2003
Ethno-Scepticism: On the necessity of rethinking race in Brazil 26-Aug-2003
Ethnographies of the Post Colonial State 14-Nov-2001
Khumisho Moguerane Everyday identities, formal schooling and the practice of nationalism in Bechuanaland in the early twentieth century 05-Sep-2016
Joshua Walker Face Values: Trust and Suspicion in Democratic Republic of Congo 29-Feb-2016
Terry Kurgan Family Affairs: Acts of Memory and Imagination 14-May-2015 African Futures
Nigel Gibson Fanon in Tunis: Politics and Psychiatry 06-Oct-2015 African Futures
Carina Truyts Fishfinger stew and peach tarts: from hunger to nourishment in the Dwars River Valley 30-Jul-2018
Susan Levine Flashes, Fragments, and the Sound Bite in Writing Ethnography 14-Jun-2017 Medical Humanities in Africa
Flows of 'sexual substance' and representation of the body in South Africa 11-Mar-2003
Richard Pithouse Forging New Political Identities in the Shanty Towns of Durban, South Africa 22-Oct-2018
Manon Denoun Forms across the Global Village Exposures and Exhibition For and From Makwacha (Democratic Republic of Congo) 05-Oct-2015 Curating the Afropolitan City, African Futures
Francophone African literature and the critical appraisal of South African literature in France 31-Jul-2008
Francophone African literature: the language issue. 24-Jul-2006
Lumkile Mondi From proprietorship, public companies to pyramid ownership and control: The evolution of the Financialisation 07-Nov-2016
Eric Allina From 'New Man' to Superman: The politics of work and socialism, from Maputo to Karl-Marx-Stadt, c. 1982 09-May-2016
From Hubris to Chaos: The Makings of the Bewysburo and the end of Documentary Government 20-May-2002
From Sojourners to Settlers: Early Constructions of Chinese Identity in South Africa, 1870-1948 09-May-2005
Functional' and 'Dysfunctional' Communities: A View on the State from the Vantage of 'Development 01-Aug-2002
Achille Mbembe Future Knowledges 29-May-2017
Gendered Endings: Narratives of Sexuality and Suicide in the South African Lowveld 01-Oct-2002
Kirk B. Sides Geographies of Creolization: Thomas Mofolo’s Chaka and the 'Forgotten' Canon of African Literature 24-Jul-2014 Law and personhood
German Intellectuals and Nineteenth/early Twentieth Century South Africa 14-Nov-2006
Keith Breckenridge Getting Started with Zotero 01-Jun-2017 Digital Humanities
Getting the nation talking about sex': Reflections on the politics of sexuality and nation-building in post aparthe 25-Feb-2003
Global Finance and the Prospects for Democracy in the Emerging World Order 17-Jun-2002
Global Nets, Textual Webs, or, what isn't new about Empire 04-Feb-2003
Globalisation and new social identities: A jig-saw puzzle from Johannesburg 25-Apr-2005
Globalisation and the African City: Touba, Abidjan, Durban 20-Sep-2004
Globalizing Bestsellers: the Case of Marie Corelli 27-Mar-2002
Julia Stephens Governing Islam: Law, Empire, and Secularism in South Asia 16-Jul-2018
Grounding 'globalisation from below': 'Global citizens' in local spaces' 10-Apr-2003
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Daryl Glaser Does Hypocrisy Matter? The Case of US foreign Policy 30-Jul-2003
Dilip Menon Doing the Intellectual History of Colonial India 23-Apr-2012
Raymond Suttner Early history of the African National Congress (ANC) Underground: From the M-Plan to Rivonia 14-Aug-2003
Loren Kruger Edgy City Serials: Forms, Institutions and Built Environments in Post Apartheid Television Drama 23-Jul-2007
Craig McKenzie Editing Herman Charles Bosman 12-May-2003
Peter Alegi Entertainment, Entrepreneurships and Politics in South Arfican Football in the 1950s 04-Aug-2003
Livio Sansone Ethno-Scepticism: On the necessity of rethinking race in Brazil 26-Aug-2003
Thomas Blom Hansen Ethnographies of the Post Colonial State 14-Nov-2001
Robert Thornton Flows of 'sexual substance' and representation of the body in South Africa 11-Mar-2003
Bernard Magnier Francophone African literature and the critical appraisal of South African literature in France 31-Jul-2008
Veronique Tadjo Francophone African literature: the language issue 24-Jul-2006
Julia Hornberger From Drug Safety to Drug Security 16-Apr-2012
Alex Lichtenstein From Durban to Wiehahn: Black Workers, Employers, and the State in South Africa during the 1970s 25-Feb-2013
Keith Breckenridge From Hubris to Chaos: The Makings of the Bewysburo and the end of Documentary Government 20-May-2002
Yoon Park From Sojourners to Settlers: Early Constructions of Chinese Identity in South Africa, 1870-1948 09-May-2005
Ivor Chipkin Functional' and 'Dysfunctional' Communities: A View on the State from the Vantage of 'Development 01-Aug-2002
Isak Niehaus Gendered Endings: Narratives of Sexuality and Suicide in the South African Lowveld 01-Oct-2002
Elleke Boehmer Global Nets, Textual Webs, or, what isnt new about Empire 04-Feb-2003
Peter Alexander Globalisation and new social identities: A jigsaw puzzle from Johannesburg 25-Apr-2005
Bill Freund Globalisation and the African City: Touba, Abidjan, Durban 20-Sep-2004
Steven Robins Grounding "globalisation from below": "Global citizens" in local spaces' 10-Apr-2003
Lindelwa Dalamba Gwigwi Mrwebi, Ghetto Musicians, and the Jazz Imperative: the Social and Musical Dynamics of South African Jazz in 1960s 15-Oct-2012
Public Events
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Does the TRC Still Matter? Living on in the Long Afterlife of Apartheid 10-Jun-2008
Khadija Patel Duke University: Re-inventing Suburbia in Johannesburg 06-Nov-2014 Curating the Afropolitan City
entanglement 01-Apr-2009
Sarah Nuttall 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
Equal Protection, Racial Redress and Non-Discrimination: Can They Be Reconciled? 17-May-2006
Equity and Development in Higher Education: Two sides of the same coin? 04-May-2006
Equity and Justice in Transforming Society 18-May-2006
David Johnson European utopias of the Indian Ocean from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries: conquest, trade, and heterosexist fanta 03-May-2012
Richard Rottenburg Evidences and Futures 23-Feb-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Penny Siopis Exhibition Opening: Colin Richards, A Fine Line 15-Aug-2013
Facing Up to Race: Equity, Diversity and the Idea of the University 25-Apr-2006
Family Matters: Rethinking Jewish History in South Africa Professor Shula Marks 15-Aug-2006
Fernando Pessoa, Poet of Two Languages and Many Masks 18-Oct-2010
FILM SCREENING: 19-Aug-2003
Keith Breckenridge Finding and Managing Digital Resources: Repositories and Zotero 13-Mar-2013 Digital Humanities
Firoz Cachalia, Boyane Tshehla & Graeme Simpson 02-Mar-2005
Sarah Nuttall Fiston Mwanza Mujila in conversation with Hugo Canham, Dilip Menon, and Joshua Walker | 12 September | 1pm 12-Sep-2017 Curating the Afropolitan City
Sarah Nuttall Forensic Infrastructure: Building the Global South 01-Apr-2015 Curating the Afropolitan City
Howard Stein Formalization, Dispossession and the G8 Land Agenda in Africa 13-Aug-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Wang Hui Four Modernities: Japan, China, Africa, and India 26-Mar-2015 African Futures
Fraught families: four novelists in conversation 08-Oct-2009
Gary Wilder Freedom Time 30-Jun-2015 African Futures
GANDHI IN HIS TIME AND OURS 21-Sep-2006
Gayness and God: Reconciling Orthodox Judaism and Homosexuality 23-Feb-2005
Sarah Nuttall Goethe-Institut and WiSER Invitation: Wits School of Arts DIVA Talk: Special edition with Wolfgang Tillmans 29-Jun-2018 Curating the Afropolitan City
Collaborations
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Ethnographies of Sex  15-Aug-2002
For Reasons of Faith: The Role of Religion in Modern Public Life 17-Oct-2005
From Nietzsche to Freud: recasting the subject 08-Mar-2004
Lisa Vetten Gender Based Violence and Rape Culture on Campus 31-May-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
Habermas’s Communicative Critique of the Frankfurt School 02-Nov-2004
Habermas’s Communicative Critique of the Frankfurt School 09-Nov-2004
Hegel and the Philosophical Project of Modernity 02-Apr-2003
Peter Hudson Hegel and the Philosophical Project of Modernity 31-Mar-2003
Peter Hudson Hegel and the Philosophical Project of Modernity (...continued) 03-Apr-2003
Hegel on Terror and Absolute Freedom 01-Apr-2003
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Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Sarah Nuttall Fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University 01-Nov-2014

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