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
Robin Kelley Over the Rainbow: Black Studies, Black Struggle, and the Neoliberal Turn 27-Jun-2017 African Futures
Overcoming Apartheid in Palestine 08-Feb-2010
Keith Breckenridge Panel Discussion of Open Access Publishing 04-Jul-2013
Panel discussion to mark the launch of Steffen Jensen’s new book, Gangs, politics and dignity in Cape Town 22-Jul-2008
Panel discussion to mark the publication of Elleke Boehmer’s Nelson Mandela. 18-Jun-2008
PANEL DISCUSSION: 20-Aug-2003
Lucy Allais Philosophy Debate on Ubuntu: Lucy Allais (Wits) and Thad Metz (UJ), chaired by Eusebius McKaiser 07-Aug-2014 Law and personhood
Poetry in Motion: 100 Years of Zanzibar's Nadi Ikhwan Safa 22-Oct-2010
Duncan Green Political Economy of Citizenship: which matters more, poverty or inequality? 13-Mar-2013
Politics of Space and Affectivity in Hong Kong Chinese Cinema 11-Feb-2010
Dominique Malaquais Politics of the Punch: A Zaire Chronicle 14-Aug-2013
Sarah Maddison Postcolonial guilt and national identity: Historical injustice and the Australian settler state 23-Feb-2012
Anne Allison Precarious Japan 27-Mar-2014
PRESENTATION: 21-Oct-2003
Professor Lewis Nkosi in conversation with Achille Mbembe 10-Feb-2005
Jonathan Klaaren Public event | The emotional toll of social justice work in medicine and law | Adler Museum 14-Aug-2018 Medical Humanities in Africa, Law and personhood
Achille Mbembe Public Events at the JWTC 29-Jun-2015 Medical Humanities in Africa, African Futures
PUBLIC FORUM: 19-Mar-2003
PUBLIC FORUM: 26-Mar-2003
Keith Breckenridge Public Lecture by Arvind Panagariya on ‘India’s Growth Explosion: Its Roots and Impact on the Poor’ 07-Jun-2013
Claudia Gastrow Public Space: Infrastructure and Informality in the Splintering City 07-May-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, Curating the Afropolitan City
David Theo Goldberg Public Symposium on New Directions In Critical Race Theory 08-Feb-2013
Siba Grovugui Race to Commonwealth: Universalism in International Law 01-Jul-2014 African Futures
Federico Navarrete Race, Violence and Death in Post-National Mexico 17-Sep-2015 Law and personhood
Achille Mbembe Raceless Futures in Critical Black Thought 30-Jun-2014 African Futures
Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Jendele Hungbo Participation and Imagined Citizenship in Nigerian Talk Radio: The Case of Rock City FM’s ‘The Daybreak Show 10-Sep-2013
Patient Trouble: Reflections on a South African Medical Ethics 19-Mar-2007
Performing Cultural Guardianship: Chieftainess Nkomeshya’s Political Revival of the Chakwela Makumbi Ceremony, Zambia 29-Oct-2007
Performing Selves: Women's Auto/Biography and Modernity in India 15-Mar-2005
Periodization of a hundred years of South African Public Administration' 15-May-2003
Keith Breckenridge PhD Presentation Lumkile Mondi 05-Feb-2016 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Zen Marie PhD Proposal Presentation : Site Specific Art in Johannesburg - Aesthetic Practice, Political Contestation and the Urba 30-Mar-2017 Curating the Afropolitan City
Crispian Garth Olver PhD Proposal Presentation : The political economy of rent seeking in South African cities 30-Aug-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics
Grant Farred Philosophy: Uncommon Sense 10-Oct-2016 Law and personhood
Stuart Whipps Photography and Archive 02-Oct-2015 Curating the Afropolitan City
Keith Breckenridge Political Economy Seminar on Hirschman's Exit Voice and Loyalty 05-May-2016 African Futures
Keith Breckenridge Political Economy seminar on Mackenzie's Material Markets (OUP, 2008) 22-Mar-2016 African Futures
Alf Gunvald Political Modernity in the Postcolony: Some Reflections of India's Bhil Heartland 08-Oct-2018
Political Theology: Recent Debate 23-Aug-2007
Keith Breckenridge POLS4033 & POLS7036 The State in Africa 17-Jul-2018 African Futures
Thembisa Waetjen Poppies and Gold: 'Transit' Labour and Narcopolitics on the Witwatersrand, 1904-1910 04-May-2015
Benson A Mulemi Popular Theorizing on albinism and the human in Eastern Africa: Exploration of Tanzanian experience. 04-Sep-2017
Portuguese Maritime Exploration and the African in-Between 02-May-2006
Post-Colonial Workplace Regimes in the Engineering Industries of South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe 23-Aug-2004
Power, 'Partnerships' & Social Change: Creating contexts that enable HIV prevention 11-Sep-2003
Precarious Conditions: Counter-Insurgency in Africa after 1945 03-Aug-2004
Juan Obarrio private/public government of communities 14-Aug-2017
Danai Mupotsa Proper Sex: Making Tea, Pure Romance and the Lazy Man 09-Mar-2015
Prosuming Conservation: Producing / Consuming Nature and the Material Base of Speculative Capitalism 25-Aug-2010
David Dickinson Protecting Unprotected Strikes: Casual Workers and New Technologies of Struggle in the South African Post Office 11-May-2015
Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi Provincializing Slavery: Abolition, Law, Slave Subjects 30-May-2016
Wendy Kline Psychedelic Birth: Bodies, Boundaries, and the Perception of Pain in the 1970s 17-Sep-2018
Psychology and Perceptions of Justice: An Exploration of Socio-Biographical Indicators 28-Jul-2003
Public Health among the Lineaments of the Colonial State in natal, 1901-1909 05-Jun-2003
Public Poetics in the era of 'Accumulation by Dispossession 23-Aug-2006
Srila Roy Queer activism as governmentality: regulating lesbian lives in India 23-Oct-2017
Queer Centres and Peripheries 15-Aug-2003
Quiet diplomacy in Zimbabwe: a case study of South Africa in Africa 23-May-2005
Rac(e)ing Crime and Poverty into the Present: The State, Colouredness, and Correctional Institutionalization in the Peri 01-Mar-2002
Race and the New Orders of Theory: A Workshop 04-Dec-2014 Law and personhood
Simonne Horwitz Race, gender and the South African ‘blood wars’. 23-May-2016
Saul Dubow Racial Irredentism, Ethnogenesis, and White Supremacy in High-Apartheid South Africa 15-Oct-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood, Medical Humanities in Africa
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Thembisa, Goolam Waetjen, Vahed Passages of Ink: Decoding the Natal Indentured Records into the Digital Age 16-Sep-2013
Hillel Braude Patient Trouble: Reflections on a South African Medical Ethics 19-Mar-2007
Ruth Simbao Performing Cultural Guardianship: Chieftainess Nkomeshya's Political Revival of the Chakwela Makumbi Ceremony, Zamb 29-Oct-2007
Rimli Bhattacharya Performing Selves: Women's Auto/Biography and Modernity in India 15-Mar-2005
Patrick Fitzgerald Periodization of a hundred years of South African Public Administration' 15-May-2003
Josiah Blackmore Portuguese Maritime Exploration and the Africa in-Between 02-May-2006
Andries Bezuidenhout Post-Colonial Workplace Regimes in the Engineering Industries of South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe 23-Aug-2004
Cathy Campbell Power, 'Partnerships and Social Change: Creating contexts that enable HIV prevention 11-Sep-2003
Luise White Precarious Conditions: Counter-Insurgency in Africa after 1945 03-Aug-2004
Laura Phillips Principals, chiefs and school committees:The development of local school administration in rural lebowa, 1972 – 1990 10-Mar-2014
David Johnson Print culture and imagining the Union of South Africa 24-Mar-2014
Sarah Nuttall Private lives and public cultures in South Africa 20-May-2013
Bram Buscher Prosuming Conservation: Producing/Consuming Nature and the Material Base of Speculative Capitalism 25-Aug-2010
Lesley-Ann Katz Psychology and Perceptions of Justice: An Exploration of Socio - Biographical Indicators 28-Jul-2003
Marcia Wright Public Health, among the Lineaments of the Colonial State in Natal, 1901-1909 05-Jun-2003
Mark Nowack Public Poetics in the era of 'Accumulation by Dispossession' 23-Aug-2006
Dennis Altman Queer Centres and Peripheries 15-Aug-2003
Tom Lodge Quiet diplomacy in Zimbabwe: a case study of South Africa in Africa 23-May-2005
Azeem Badroodien Rac(e)ing Crime and Poverty into the Present: The State, Colouredness, and Correctional Institutionalization in the Peri 25-Feb-2002
Stefan Helgesson Radicalising Temporal Difference: Anthropology, Postcolonial Theory and the Question of Time 22-Apr-2014
Collaborations
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Phenomenology, Sartre and the Subject 17-Mar-2004
Political Travel in the Colonial World 18-Aug-2010
Prize Fights: Current Contests in South African Literary Culture 26-Jun-2006
Keith Breckenridge Programme for Workshop 1 : The Global South as an idea and a source of theory 05-May-2014 Sugarman
Provincializing Europe, Globalizing Africa: Can African Studies be Global? 06-May-2002
Psychoanalysis and Punishment 07-Feb-2003
Punishment and Incarceration. 29-Aug-2007
Radio, Publics and Communities in Southern Africa 10-Oct-2007
Public Positions
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Mark Heywood Public and Private Health Systems and the quality of care 01-Sep-2014 Public Positions on History and Politics, Medical Humanities in Africa
Julia Hornberger Public Positions : Police against the People 14-Apr-2014 Public Positions on History and Politics
Aninka Claassens Public Positions : Property, communal land, and traditional leadership 21-Jul-2014 Public Positions on History and Politics
Zweli Jolobe Public Positions : The crisis of democratic representation in local government 26-May-2014 Public Positions on History and Politics, Curating the Afropolitan City
Marie Huchzermeyer Public Positions : The Right to the City 07-Oct-2014 Public Positions on History and Politics, Curating the Afropolitan City, Law and personhood, African Futures
Keith Breckenridge Public positions on History and Politics : Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century 19-May-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics
Shireen Hassim Public positions on History and Politics : Racism, recognition and justice 17-Mar-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics
Jonathan Klaaren Public Positions on History and Politics : The Cost of Justice 24-Mar-2014 Public Positions on History and Politics
Keith Breckenridge Public Positions: The Implications of Anglo's Fall 12-Apr-2016 Public Positions on History and Politics
WISH Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Catherine Burns Race, Sex, Birth and Blood in South African History : “Rhesus sensitization in the Bantu” in South Africa, 1940 to 1970 02-Jun-2014

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