Past Events

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

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Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Stefan Helgesson Radicalising Temporal Difference: Anthropology, Postcolonial Theory and the Question of Time 22-Apr-2014
Gabrielle Hecht Rapture Talk in the Nuclear Age: Conjugating Colonial Power in Africa 18-Aug-2003
Kerry Bystrom Reading the South Atlantic: Chile, the Cold War, and the Smell of Apples 29-Mar-2011
Dan Connell Redeeming the Failed Promise of Democracy in Eritrea: From Liberation to Repression 19-May-2005
Albert Grundlingh Reframing remembrance: The politics of the centenary commemorations of South African War of 1899-1902 13-Oct-2003
Deborah James Regulating credit: tackling the redistributiveness of neoliberalism 18-Feb-2013
Dunbar Moodie Religion and Migrant Labour 19-May-2005
Paula Treichler Research with Human Subjects: The Evolution of Ethical Concepts and Guidelines 17-Sep-2004
Matshilo Motsei Reviewing Menstruation: On being Feminist and Feminine 17-Sep-2002
William Beinart Rewriting Twentieth-Century South Africa: General History in a Post-Apartheid Era 20-Nov-2001
Kirsten McKenzie Scandal in the Colonies: Sydney and Cape Town, 1820-1850 14-Mar-2005
Elisabeth Deliry-Antheaumep School Walls, Walls as Schools in South Africa: An Outside View of educational Institutions 22-Jul-2002
Keith Breckenridge Science of Empire: The South African Origins of Galton's Eugenics 18-Nov-2013
Jane Carruthers Science, conservation and apartheid: South Africa's national parks, c.1948-1960 02-May-2007
Clapperton Mavhunga Scoundrels, Crocodiles, and Border-Jumpers: Journeys, Men, Migration and 'Urbanisation-in-Rural-Areas'-Southea 25-Oct-2004
Steffen Jensen Security and Violence on the Frontier of the State 26-Apr-2004
Antonio Tomas Skin of the city: Luanda or the dialectics of spatial transformation 05-May-2014
Joel Quirk Slavery and 'Lesser' Servitudes: Separate and Stratified or Blended Together? 29-Oct-2012
Gabeba Baderoon Slavery, Islam and the Construction of Race and Sex at the Cape 21-May-2008
Paul Pronyk Social Interventions for HIV/AIDS: The Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and gender Equity 08-Oct-2002
Shula Marks Social Justice or Grandiose Scheme? : The 1944 National Health Services Commission (the Gluckman Commission) Revisite 30-Sep-2013
Michelle Williams Socialist Democracy and Generative Politics in Kerala and South Africa 09-Oct-2006
David Monyae South Africa in Africa: Promoting Constitutionalism in Southern Africa, 1994-2006 18-Sep-2006
Luci Abrahams South Africa in the Global Knowledge Economy: Structural irrelevance or successful new missions for development' 13-Mar-2003
Roger Southall South Africa's Fractured Power Elite 13-Feb-2012
Stephen Gelb South Africa's role in Africa and for the development of the African Agenda 12-Sep-2002
Jonathan Klaaren South African Citizenship: Past Present and Future 07-Aug-2006
Collaborations
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Radio, Publics and Communities in Southern Africa 10-Oct-2007
Sarah Nuttall Reading the Booker: Reflections from Southern Africa 11-Mar-2015 African Futures
Religious Lives of Migrants: Local and Transnational Perspectives 05-May-2008
Joshua Walker Report from DRC Conference: "Post-Extractive Futures: Living Without and Beyond Diamonds in Mbujimayi" 21-Oct-2015 African Futures
Ricoeur on the Subject & Truth 18-Mar-2004
Ricoeur on the Subject & Truth 19-Mar-2004
Risk, Rationality and City Life 01-Feb-2004
Ritualisation of the State: Neo-popular State Rituals in Mozambique and South Africa 03-Jun-2004
Settler Modernity 19-Jun-2002
Catherine Burns Silicosis: Past, Present, and Future 09-Jun-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
South African Literary Studies: A Provocation on the State of the Field 16-Apr-2008
Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Thato Masiangoako Rationalizing injustice: surprising reinforcement of legal hegemony in South Africa 01-Oct-2018
Laura Foster Re-Inventing Hoodia: Patentability, Materiality, and the Making of Belonging in South Africa 09-Mar-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
Re-membering/Re-visioning/Re-connecting: Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Ayi Kwei Armah come to Nairobi 13-Apr-2005
Redeeming the Failed Promise of Democracy in Eritrea: From Liberation to Repression 19-May-2005
Reframing remembrance: The politics of the centenary commemorations of the South African War of 1899-1902 13-Oct-2003
Religion and Migrant Labour 19-May-2005
Religion’s place in the various Academic Disciplines 10-May-2007
Research with Human Subjects: The Evolution of Ethical Concepts & Guidelines 17-Sep-2004
Elizabeth Hjorth Responsibility in Place: Marlene van Niekerk’s Memorandum: A Story With Paintings 20-Feb-2018 Medical Humanities in Africa
Reviewing Menstruation: On being Feminist and Feminine 17-Sep-2002
Rewriting Twentieth-Century South Africa: General History in a Post-Apartheid Era 20-Nov-2001
Sharad Chari Ruinous Foundations of Progressive Segregation: The Birth of Biopolitical Struggle (1920s-1950s) 11-Jul-2018 Curating the Afropolitan City, Locations of African Critical Theory
Rupture Talk in the Nuclear Age: Conjugating Colonial Power in Africa 18-Aug-2003
Christa Kuljian Sanctuary: How an Inner City Church Spilled onto a Sidewalk 21-Aug-2014 Curating the Afropolitan City
Scandal in the Colonies: Sydney and Cape Town, 1820-1850 14-Mar-2005
School Walls, Walls as Schools in South Africa: An Outside View of educational Institutions 22-Jul-2002
Science, conservation and apartheid: South Africa's national parks, c.1948-c.1960 02-May-2007
Scoundrels, Crocodiles, and Border-Jumpers 25-Oct-2004
Security and Violence on the Frontier of the State 26-Apr-2004
Keith Breckenridge Seminar by Johan Lagae : “Sorry Congo !?” On the positionality of architectural history in dealing with Congo’s colonial 08-Oct-2018 Curating the Afropolitan City
Jon Klaaren Seminar by Lionel Zevounou on the concept of Assimilation in French Law: A post-colonial approach - 13 Sept at 1pm 13-Sep-2017 Law and personhood
Mazibuko Jara Seminar on "Law and Society: Property and Rights in Land in South Africa" - 27 Sept - 1pm 27-Sep-2017 Law and personhood
Seminar: 01-Aug-2005
Liz Thornberry Sexual Consent and Political Legitimacy in the 19th Century Eastern Cape 30-Mar-2015
Shifting Fields: Imagining Literacy Renewal in Itinerario and Drum 11-Apr-2005
Sightings / Site-ings of the African City 14-Jun-2006
Signifying Self in the Relocation of Identity: D.D.T. Jabavu's Musical Perfomances at Tuskegee, 1913 27-Jul-2006
Tim Carmichael Sihr, Karama and Social Prestige in Harär, Ethiopia: Reifying Ethnic Differences Through Oral Narratives of Islamic Pree 23-Oct-2014 Public Positions on History and Politics
Slavery, Islam and the Construction of Race and Sex at the Cape 21-May-2008
David Cohen Small matter of truth 24-Mar-2016
Soccer and Social Change 13-Apr-2010
Carolyn Steedman Social History comes to Warwick 08-Aug-2018 Governing Intimacies
Social Interventions for HIV/AIDS: The Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and gender Equity 08-Oct-2002
PhD Fellows Social Theory Reading Group: The Writings of Stuart Hall 25-Mar-2014
Socialist Democracy and Generative Politics in Kerala and South Africa 09-Oct-2006
Isabel Hofmeyr Sound on Water 18-Aug-2017 Oceanic Humanities, African Futures
South Africa in Africa: Promoting Constitutionalism in Southern Africa, 1994 - 2006 18-Sep-2006
South Africa in the Global Knowledge Economy: Structural irrelevance or successful new missions for development' 13-Mar-2003
South Africa's role in Africa and for the development of the African Agenda 12-Sep-2002
South African Citizenship: Past Present and Future 07-Aug-2006
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Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Keith Breckenridge Re-considering lung disease in South Africa : the politics of data and materiality in a century of mine silicosis. 15-Apr-2017 Medical Humanities in Africa
Achille Mbembe Responding to the Challenges of Racism in a Post-Apartheid South Africa 04-May-2015 African Futures
Public Events
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Re-imagining South African Higher Education in the Image of a Liberated South Africa 22-May-2006
Pamila Gupta Reading a Photographic Archive from Indian Ocean Africa: Capital Art Studio in Stone Town, Zanzibar 23-Jul-2013 African Futures
Achille Mbembe Reinventing Pan-Africanism in the Age of Xenophobia 04-Jun-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood
Religious Pluralism in Post-Apartheid South Africa 25-Feb-2010
Reparations: International, Social, Legal, Economic Dimensions 06-Jul-2004
Tamar Garb Retrotopia: “Secretly I Will Love You More” 03-Apr-2014
Rhoda Kadalie 10-Sep-2003
Christa Kuljian Rocking the Cradle 15-Oct-2014 Law and personhood
Round Table 25-May-2006
Catherine Burns Roundtable: Global South studies of, and responses to, Rape 03-Jul-2013
Achille Mbembe Santu Mofokeng in conversation with Achille Mbembe 07-Mar-2013
Screening of a documentary, Cemetery State 09-Apr-2010
Robin Kelley Searching for Africa in America: Some Preliminary Reflections 06-Jul-2017 African Futures
Benedict Carton SHAKA’S PROGENY: Historical reflections on global Zulu culture in the modern Atlantic world 09-Oct-2012
Martin Klein Slavery in the Cities of the Slave Trade 14-Mar-2013
Crystal Biruk Soap, Bloodsuckers, and Surveys: Moral Economies of AIDS Survey Research in Malawi 24-Jan-2013
Some Kind of Woman? Gender Politics, Twenty Years Later 26-Aug-2014 Law and personhood
WISH Seminars
Name Titlesort descending Date WISER Research Theme
Jonathan Klaaren Regulating the South African Judiciary: 2012-2013 23-Jun-2014
Gustav Peebles Rehabilitating the hoard: the social dynamics of unbanking in Africa and beyond 26-Aug-2013
Kerry Chance Sacrifice After Mandela: Debts of Liberation Among South Africa’s First Post-Apartheid Generation 24-Jul-2017

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