Past Events

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

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Public Events
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Nuruddin Farah Hiding in Plain Sight 27-Mar-2015 African Futures
David Theo Goldberg Histories of Anti-Racism: Commemorating Stuart Hall 30-Jun-2014 African Futures
Achille Mbembe History of Non-Racialism in South Africa: Ahmed Kathrada in Conversation with Achille Mbembe 29-Jun-2014 Law and personhood
Housing and Hope 27-Aug-2008
Bruce Janz How Do We Speak Of Our Place? Achille Mbembe's World 22-May-2018 Locations of African Critical Theory, African Futures
Catherine Burns How do we theorize rape? 11-Apr-2013
Daniela Goeller Impilo Mapantsula : The role of imagination, narrative and story-telling in IsiPantsula culture and dance 22-May-2014
Keith Breckenridge Inaugural Lecture : Biometric capitalism and the future of History 16-May-2017 African Futures
Catherine Burns Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Clare Loveday (composer) and Nandipha Mntambo (artist) 07-Feb-2014
Internal Democracy in the ANC - William Gumede will speak about his new book on Thabo Mbeki. Comments by Tom Lodge 19-Apr-2005
Intertextuality, Violence and Memory in Yizo Yizo Youth Drama 06-May-2010
Keith Breckenridge Introduction to Zotero -- Keith Breckenridge 05-Apr-2012
Achille Mbembe Invitation | The Culture of Maize : A Bridge Between Mexico and Africa | 9 November | 4pm - 6:15pm 09-Nov-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics
Nolwazi Mkhwanazi Invitation | Two events focused on Sex and Sexuality in the Lives of Young South Africans 08-Mar-2018 Medical Humanities in Africa
Nolwazi Mkhwanazi Invitation | WellSexuality Projects | Tuesday 31 July 5-7pm 31-Jul-2018 Medical Humanities in Africa
Sarah Nuttall Invite : Book Discussion : EVERYONE IS PRESENT by Terry Kurgan | 14 Feb | 1pm 14-Feb-2019 Governing Intimacies
Shireen Hassim Invite : Book Discussion : SORRY, NOT SORRY by Haji Mohamed Dawjee | 18 Sept | 5pm 18-Sep-2018 Governing Intimacies
Achille Mbembe Invite : Lunch time seminar by Alicia Girón | 12 Feb | 1pm 12-Feb-2019 African Futures
Ina Kerner Is it all Intersectional? Conceptualizing the Relation of Racism and Sexism 22-Mar-2012
Is there a struggle between the Constitution & 'Things African'? 09-Sep-2004
Ran Greenstein Israeli Elections: Will Anything Change? 14-Apr-2015 African Futures
Ivan Vladislavić in conversation with Stefan Helgesson 14-Oct-2014 African Futures
J.M. Coetzee’s Summertime 17-May-2010
Achille Mbembe JCPZ Public Dialogue 05-Aug-2015 Curating the Afropolitan City
Collaborations
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Historical Materialism: Marx on Science, Truth & History 03-Nov-2003
Stephen Sparks History after E.P. Thompson 12-Nov-2015 Sugarman
Stephen Sparks History after EP Thompson 16-Nov-2015 Digital Humanities
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Husserl: the Crisis of European Science 12-Mar-2004
In the Presence of Faith 24-Feb-2010
Indian and South African Writers in Conversation: A one-day colloquium 27-Aug-2007
Department of Trade and Industry Innovation and Intellectual Property in South Africa 15-May-2018 Knowledge Futures, African Futures
Keith Breckenridge Intellectual and Cultural Life under Conditions of Austerity 04-Jun-2018 Sugarman
International Doctoral Summer School 01-Mar-2009
Keith Breckenridge Johannesburg Colloquium on the Future of Legal Identity 14-Feb-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood
Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Darja Djordjevic Historicizing Public Oncology in Rwanda: From Geographies of Incidence to Onco-Nationhood (1915-2015) 02-Oct-2017
History and Social Memory: Some Problems in their Relationship 02-Sep-2004
Jim Campbell History, Memory, and the Mississippi Freedom Movement 28-Aug-2017
HIV and Parenthood - Mothers overwhelmed, Fathers overlooked 15-Apr-2003
Homosexuality and the South Africa Left: The Ambiguities of Exile 27-Aug-2002
Peter Geschiere Homosexuality, Witchcraft, Freemasonry - Postcolonial Obsessions in Cameroon and elsewhere 26-Sep-2016
How to be a 'real' gay: contested identities in small-town South Africa 02-Aug-2007
Hulle dra nog die Panties': Exploring masculinity in a Women's Prison 06-Aug-2002
Sarah Nuttall Humanitarian/Consumer? 16-Sep-2015 African Futures
Humanities Graduate Centre Keywords/Keythinkers Series 2010 25-Mar-2010
Hydra's Heads: Revisiting PAGAD Five Years On 07-Mar-2005
Drew Thompson ID'ing Mozambique's Post-Independence Development and History from 1975 to 1993 08-Aug-2016
Imagining and Imaging Place: Exhaustion and Creation at the Edges of Place-Making 22-Oct-2007
IMIFANEKISO: Photographic portraits from mid-nineteenth century in Natal : the work of Dr R.J. Mann 16-Feb-2004
M. Neelika Jayawardane Immobilised by Immigration 26-Jun-2014
Impossible Representations: Pentecostalism, Video and Video Technology in Ghana 11-Sep-2003
Dilip Menon Indian Ocean Energies 25-Jul-2015 African Futures
Indians Overseas? Governing Tamil Migration to Malaya, 1870-1941 18-May-2009
Cindy Morillas Individualization versus Democratization? Conditions and forms of student activism in authoritarian situation (Cameroon, 16-Apr-2018
Inequality, Wage Labor and Social Citizenship in the Making of South Africa's Post-Apartheid Democracy 03-Apr-2006
Infrastructure and Modernity: Scales of Force, Time and Social Organisation in the History of Sociotechnical Systems  11-Aug-2003
Bodhi Kar Infrastructure of Indigeneity : The League of Nations and the Archival Cut of “Unfree Labour” 09-Oct-2017
Inter-faith dialogue in Africa: A new optimism in International Relations? 27-Aug-2007
Keith Breckenridge Interrogating Political Economy seminar on Catherine Boone's Property and political order in Africa: land rights an 20-Aug-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics
Keith Breckenridge Interrogating Political Economy seminar on Fred Cooper's Africa in the World: Capitalism, Empire, Nation-State (Har 25-Feb-2016 African Futures
Keith Breckenridge Interrogating Political Economy seminar on Jim Ferguson's Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Dis 17-Sep-2015 African Futures
Keith Breckenridge Interrogating Political Economy seminar on Seekings and Nattrass -- Policy, Politics and Poverty in South Africa (Palgra 22-Oct-2015 African Futures
Shireen Hassim Intimacies of Care 13-Jun-2017 Governing Intimacies, Medical Humanities in Africa
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 Law and personhood
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 Law and personhood
J. Daniel Elam Is the “global” in “global literature” the same as the “global” in “global climate change”? 11-Apr-2017 African Futures
Is there any Reason why an Egalitarian should support Black Economic Empowerment? 05-Mar-2007
It is your mother who is the enemy now!' An account of the imprint of African National Congress (ANC) underground a 08-Sep-2003
J.M. Coetzee, The Cape and the Question of History 16-Aug-2004
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Chris Wickham History and Social Memory: Some Problems in their Relatiosnhip 02-Sep-2004
Lorainne Sherr HIV and Parenthood - Mothers overwhelmed, Fathers overlooked 15-Apr-2003
Gerald Kraak Homosexuality and the South Africa Left: The Ambiguities of Exile 27-Aug-2002
Loren Landau Hospitality without hosts: Mobility and communities of convenience in Africa's Urban estuaries 19-Mar-2012
Bernard Dubbeld How social security becomes social insecurity: fluid households, crisis talk and the value of grants in a KwaZulu-Natal 09-Sep-2013
Teresa Dirsuweit Hulle dra nog die Panties': Exploring masculinity in a Women's Prison 06-Aug-2002
Sindre Bangstad Hydra's Heads: Revisiting PAGAD Five Years On 07-Mar-2003
Bruce Janz Imagining and Imaging Place: Exhaustion and Creation at the Edges of Place-Making 22-Oct-2007
Jeff Guy IMIFANEKISO: Photographic portraits from mid-nineteenth century in Natal: the work of Dr R.J. Mann 16-Feb-2004
Keith Breckenridge Imperial biometric laboratory 04-Oct-2012
Lynn Thomas Imported Cosmetics and Colonial Crucibles: Pre-histories to the Twentieth-century Use of Commercial Skin Lighteners 23-Jul-2012
Birgit Meyer Impossible Representations: Pentecostalism, Video and Video Technology in Ghana 23-Sep-2003
Sunil Amrith Indians Overseas? Governing Tamil Migration to Malaya, 1870-1941 18-May-2009
Franco Barchiesi Inequality, Wage Labor and Social Citizenship in the Making of South Africa's Post-Apartheid Democracy 03-Apr-2006
Paul N. Edwards Infrastructure and Modernity: Scales of Force, Time and Social Organisation in the History of Sociotechnical Systems 11-Aug-2003
Malose, Karl Langa, von Holdt Insurgent citizenship, class formation and the dual nature of community protest: a case study of Kungcatsha 27-Aug-2012
Samadia Sadouni Inter-faith dialogue in Africa: A new optimism in International Relations? 27-Aug-2007
Daryl Glaser Is There any Reason why an Egalitarian should support Black Economic Empowerment? 05-Mar-2007
Ran Greenstein Israel/Palestine and the apartheid analogy: theoretical and methodological considerations 13-Aug-2012
Raymond Suttner It is your mother who is the enemy now! An account of the imprint of African National Congress (ANC) underground activi 08-Sep-2003
Kai Easton J.M. Coetzee, The Cape and the Question of History 16-Aug-2004
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Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Najibha Deshmukh Internal Appointment of Wits University research secondments 30-Nov-2014 Medical Humanities in Africa
Public Positions
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Keith Breckenridge Interrogating South African Political Economy : Fine and Rustomjee's Minerals-Energy Complex 16-Jul-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Khadija Patel Intersectional Writing in Times of Protest 17-Feb-2016 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Book Launches
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Keith Breckenridge Invitation to a Book Launch 29-Oct-2012
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 Curating the Afropolitan City, African Futures
Sarah Nuttall Invitation | Book launch and discussion | Homophobic Violence in Armed Conflict and Political Transition | 16 Nov | 1pm 16-Nov-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics
Sarah Nuttall Invitation | Book Launch: Healing the Exposed Being - A South African Ngoma Tradition | 31 Oct | 1pm 23-Nov-2017 Medical Humanities in Africa
Achille Mbembe Invite - The Politics of Custom: Chiefship, Capital and the State in Contemporary Africa | 15 Aug | 6pm 15-Aug-2018 Public Positions on History and Politics, Knowledge Futures, Locations of African Critical Theory
Sarah Nuttall Invite : JOHANNESBURG LAUNCH | EVERYONE IS PRESENT BY TERRY KURGAN 14-Nov-2018 Curating the Afropolitan City
Jonathan Klaaren Invite : Seminar by Prof Theunis Roux on his recent book The Politico-Legal Dynamics of Judicial Review: a Comparative A 14-Feb-2019 Law and personhood

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