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
Manhood and Masculinity: Struggles with Change 05-Sep-2004
Mapping a Contact-Zone: The Southern Indian Ocean  24-Jun-2002
STS Africa Mapping Science and Technology in Africa: Traveling Technologies and Global Dis\orders 13-Feb-2014
Faeeza Ballim Mapping Science and Technology in Africa: Traveling technologies and global dis\orders 12-Feb-2014
Marx and Revolution – Communism: Fantasy or Freedom 04-Nov-2003
Men, Masculinity and Meaning 01-Aug-2007
Methodologies of Household Surveying 03-Jun-2002
Modernity and European Nihilism 05-Nov-2003
Muslim Cultures 03-Sep-2007
Nadine Gordimer Lecture Series 21-Apr-2007
Necropolitics 06-Feb-2003
New Acoustic Regimes: Rethinking Music & Sound 30-Aug-2003
New Perspectives on Law, Crime and the Moral Logics of Everyday Life 07-May-2002
Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Richard Pithouse Manichean Delirium (In the Time of Jacob Zuma) 03-Apr-2017
Mapiko: Dancing Masks and Socialism in Mozambique 09-Sep-2009
Market Integration through Peasantization: The Economic Transformation of Africa, the Caribbean and India under Modern C 18-Feb-2002
Maternity Matters: The Politics of Hospitalized Childbirth in South Africa, 1900 to 1960 13-May-2002
Mediating Testimony: Broadcasting South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission 21-Jul-2009
Memory and Counter-memory' 19-Mar-2004
Memory, Justice, Inclusion 19-Jun-2002
Military Slaves and the Making of Ethnic Identity: The Case of Chikunda 21-May-2002
Mariusz Lukasiewicz Mines, Information and Imperialism: The making of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the Chamber of Mines. 1886-1889 27-Aug-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Missionary and African perspectives on the Politics of Witchcraft among the Xhosa and Zulu Communities in the 19th Centu 15-Sep-2003
Money in the making of world society 16-Apr-2007
Danny Bradlow Money Talks: International Law and the Governance of International Finance 20-Aug-2018
Moral Panic and Cultural Mobilisation: Responses to the crises of AIDS, crime and transition in a KwaZulu-Natal slum 21-Oct-2002
Moralising security: 'corrections' and the post-apartheid prison 12-Mar-2007
Rosa Williams Morbid Circulations: Labour Migration, Alcohol and the Colonial Politics of Life in Early 20C Mozambique 23-Feb-2015
Mounting Queen Victoria: Curating Cultural Change 25-Aug-2009
Mourning and Memory in Congo 28-Sep-2001
Bettina Malcomess Moving Image as chronotope of the Colonial Imagination 20-Mar-2017
Nick Matlin Moving Past the Original Crime: The Freedom Charter and its Fantasies 24-Oct-2013
Claudia Gastrow Musseque Nation: Uncivil Citizens and Urban Space in Luanda, Angola 07-Mar-2016
Tim Wright Mutant City: On Partial Transformations in Three Johannesburg Narratives 21-May-2015 Curating the Afropolitan City
Narrative Discourse, Social Crisis and the Construction of the Beta Israel Identity 27-Oct-2003
Nationalism and Democracy in South Africa 22-Apr-2002
Nationalist Historiography, Patriotic History and the History of the Nation: the struggle over the past in Zimbabwe 15-Mar-2004
Negotiating identity in contested space: African encounters, with Germans, Boers and Britons in late nineteenth century 17-Mar-2003
Negotiating Spaces: The role of women in South Africa's transition 25-Mar-2002
Faeeza Ballim Neoliberalism and the techno-politics of Apartheid 18-Sep-2017
Non-violent men in violent communities: Negotiating the head and the neck 20-May-2003
Not By Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution 12-Oct-2006
Now You See It, Now You Don't: Josephine Baker's Films of the 1930's and the Problem of Color 23-May-2007
Nudity and Morality: Legislating Women’s Bodies and Dress in Nigeria 11-Aug-2009
Ruth Sacks Object Agencies: Congolese artifacts as exhibition organisms 06-Jun-2016
Isabel Hofmeyr Object-oriented Reading: The View from the Customs House 07-May-2018
On Becoming a Citizen and Staying There: Ideas on social psychology, psychoanalysis and the state 26-Sep-2002
Johan Mathew On Principals and Agency: Reassembling Trust in Indian Ocean Commerce 23-Jul-2018
On Zimbabwe: the arrogance of good imperialists 15-Nov-2007
Victoria Collis-Buthelezi Other Universals: India, Africa, the Caribbean and Un-national Thought of the Southern Hemisphere 31-Oct-2016
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Keith Hart Manifesto for a Human Economy 19-Aug-2013
Ralph Austen Market Integration through Peasantization: The Economic Transformation of Africa, the Carribean and India under Modern C 04-Mar-2002
Catherine Burns Maternity Matters: The Politics of Hospitalized Childbirth in South Africa, 1900-1960 13-May-2002
Ute Holl Media, Ethnology and Cybernetics 20-Feb-2012
Catherine Cole Mediating Testimony: Broadcasting South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission 21-Jul-2009
Johannes Fabian Memory and Counter-memory' 19-Mar-2004
Tlou Makhura Missionary and African perspectives on the Politics of Witchcraft among the Xhosa and Zulu Communities in the 19th Cent 15-Sep-2003
Keith Hart Money in the making of world society 16-Apr-2007
Preben Kaarsholm Moral Panic and Cultural Mobilisation: Responses to the crises of AIDS, crime and transition in a KwaZulu-Natal slum 21-Oct-2002
Kelly Gillespie Moralising security: 'corrections' and the post-apartheid prison 11-Mar-2007
Bogumil Jewsiewicki Mourning and Memory in Congo 28-Sep-2001
Jacob Dlamini My traitors' narratives: Betrayal in South African history 18-Mar-2013
Abebe Zegeye Narrative Discourse, Social Crisis and the Contsruction of the Beta Israel Identity 27-Oct-2003
Ivor Chipkin Nationalism and Democracy in South Africa 22-Apr-2002
Terence Ranger Nationalist: Historiography, Patriotic History and the History of the Nation: the struggle over the past in Zimbabwe 15-Mar-2004
Stacey Sommerdyk Negotiating Cross-Cultural Trade in the Eighteenth Century: From the Atlantic Coast Markets to the Congo River Basin 05-Nov-2012
Lize Kriel Negotiating identity in contested space: African encounters, with Germans, Boers and Britons in late nineteenth century 17-Mar-2003
Shireen Hassim Negotiating Spaces: The role of women in South Africa's transition 25-Mar-2002
Tina Sideris Non-violent men in violent communities: Negotiating the head and the neck 20-May-2003
Peter J. Richerson Not By Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Juman Evolution 12-Oct-2006
Bibi Bakare_Yusuf Nudity and Morality: Legislating Women's Bodies and Dress in Nigeria 11-Aug-2009
Susan Van Zyl On Becoming a Citizen and Staying There: Ideas on social psychology, psychoanalysis and the state 26-Sep-2002
Lucy Allais On Freedom and Forgiveness 22-Apr-2013
George Shire On Zimbabwe: the arrogance of good imperialists 15-Nov-2007
Luise White Other People's Sons: Conscription in the Rhodesian Army 1972-80 07-Apr-2014
Public Events
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Mark Gevisser 17-Sep-2003
Eva Riedke Material participation and the notion of ‘doing one’s share’: re-considering engagements in present-day virginity testin 13-Apr-2017 Medical Humanities in Africa, African Futures
Shireen Hassim Medical Memoirs : CANCER A LOVE STORY - a conversation with Lauren Segal 29-Aug-2017 Medical Humanities in Africa
Sarah Nuttall Medical memoirs: Exploring writing about illness, death, recovery 06-Sep-2017 Law and personhood, Medical Humanities in Africa
Catherine Burns Migrancy and Health 04-Jun-2014 Medical Humanities in Africa
Moeletsi Mbheki Moeletsi Mbeki: What has the ANC achieved in nearly two decades? 24-May-2012
Sarah Nuttall Multi Crisis - Global South literary humanities in an era of global crises | 30-31 Oct 30-Oct-2018 Curating the Afropolitan City, Knowledge Futures, African Futures
Liz McGregor NELSON MANDELA: RUGBY, SOCCER AND THE FUTURE OF THE NATION 15-Aug-2013
Neo Muyanga in Concert 07-Aug-2014 Law and personhood
Kavita Sivaramakrishnan New Pathologies and Old Susceptibilities: Aging and Chronic Disease in India and South Africa (1940-50s) 27-Jun-2014 Medical Humanities in Africa
Keith Breckenridge New technologies and strategies in Digital History 03-Sep-2015 Sugarman, Digital Humanities
Non-Racialism and the Idea of a Transformed University 10-May-2006
Notes on Human Rights in Africa: A Public Presentation and Conversation 05-Aug-2014 Law and personhood
Sarah Nuttall On Suspicion and the Contemporary 18-Apr-2018 Public Positions on History and Politics, Knowledge Futures, African Futures
Achille Mbembe On the Postcolony 11-Jun-2015 African Futures
Ondjaki 15-Sep-2008
Achille Mbembe Opening of 1:1 by Alinka Echeverría 09-Aug-2015 African Futures
WISH Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Ariana, Maria Lissoni, Suriano Married to the ANC: the life histories of Tanzanian women and their entanglement in South Africa’s liberation struggle 01-Oct-2012
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Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Najibha Deshmukh Masters by thesis scholarship on Xenophobia Made and Unmade through Language Encounters and Language Usage: A Study Base 17-Apr-2012
Masters by thesis scholarship to begin 2012 and end June 2013 31-May-2012
Medical Humanities Doctoral Fellowships 15-Dec-2014 Medical Humanities in Africa
Sarah Nuttall New people at WISER in 2016 01-Mar-2016 Curating the Afropolitan City, Law and personhood, Digital Humanities, African Futures
Book Launches
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Catherine Burns Men & Violence: Launch of Special Edition of Agenda, No 95 22-Aug-2013
Deborah James Money from Nothing 15-Apr-2015 African Futures
Achille Mbembe NEW DATE | Invitation | Launch of Franz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics | Tuesday 30 July | 1pm 30-Jul-2018 Medical Humanities in Africa, African Futures

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