Past Events

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

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Book Launches
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Invitation | Book Launch: Healing the Exposed Being - A South African Ngoma Tradition | 31 Oct | 1pm 23-Nov-2017 Medical Humanities in Africa
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
Book Launch of the State of Secularism - Religion, Tradition & Democracy in South Africa by Dhammamegha Annie Leatt 11-Oct-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics
Book Launch : The Unresolved National Question -- Left Thought Under Apartheid 21-Sep-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Book launch : Remains of the Social Desiring the Post-Apartheid 17-Aug-2017 Law and personhood, African Futures
Launch of 'The Truth about Crime' 27-Jul-2017 African Futures
Cape Town Launch of Critique of Black Reason 20-Jul-2017 African Futures
Launch of Critique of Black Reason 06-Jun-2017 African Futures
De-Colonizing Science? The Case of Human Origins Research 17-May-2017 African Futures
Apartheid Guns and Profit 15-May-2017 African Futures
Launch of 'Thinking Freedom in Africa' 15-Mar-2017 African Futures
Launch of 'Sol Plaatje’s Native Life in South Africa' 16-Nov-2016 African Futures
Seminars
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Automating reading with Zotero, Zotfile and the Google Scholar extension 14-Nov-2017 Digital Humanities, Knowledge Futures
Zotero Workshop : Basics 01-Nov-2017 Digital Humanities
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
Queer activism as governmentality: regulating lesbian lives in India 23-Oct-2017
The shaping of legal consciousness through the experience of short-term incarceration 16-Oct-2017
Infrastructure of Indigeneity : The League of Nations and the Archival Cut of “Unfree Labour” 09-Oct-2017
Historicizing Public Oncology in Rwanda: From Geographies of Incidence to Onco-Nationhood (1915-2015) 02-Oct-2017
WISER Interrogating Political Economy Seminar : Brautigam on China in Africa 28-Sep-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood, African Futures
Seminar on "Law and Society: Property and Rights in Land in South Africa" - 27 Sept - 1pm 27-Sep-2017 Law and personhood
The Avenues of Compensation of Sufferers of Asbestos-Derived Illnesses. Choice of Mechanisms, Implication in Victims’ Or 21-Sep-2017 Medical Humanities in Africa
Neoliberalism and the techno-politics of Apartheid 18-Sep-2017
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
Symposium : Medical Memoirs 06-Sep-2017 Governing Intimacies, Medical Humanities in Africa
Popular Theorizing on albinism and the human in Eastern Africa: Exploration of Tanzanian experience. 04-Sep-2017
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
WISER Interrogating Political Economy Seminar : Central Bankers' Rhetoric 31-Aug-2017 African Futures
PhD Proposal Presentation : The political economy of rent seeking in South African cities 30-Aug-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics
History, Memory, and the Mississippi Freedom Movement 28-Aug-2017
Cures and Side Effects: Feminist Reform and Law in India 23-Aug-2017 Law and personhood, Medical Humanities in Africa
Sound on Water 18-Aug-2017 Oceanic Humanities, African Futures
private/public government of communities 14-Aug-2017
Decoloniality as Travelling Theory: Or What Decoloniality is not 07-Aug-2017
The single source of truth about Kenyans : collateral mysteries, credit information and Safaricom 31-Jul-2017
The Politics of Dread 26-Jul-2017 African Futures
Flashes, Fragments, and the Sound Bite in Writing Ethnography 14-Jun-2017 Medical Humanities in Africa
Intimacies of Care 13-Jun-2017 Governing Intimacies, Medical Humanities in Africa
Does economics have an ‘Africa Problem’? Some data and preliminary thoughts 12-Jun-2017
The apartheid historian’s struggle: black betrayal and its effects 05-Jun-2017
Getting Started with Zotero 01-Jun-2017 Digital Humanities
Future Knowledges 29-May-2017
The Role of Women in Election Violence 25-May-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Class, State and the crisis of legitimacy in the Arab World 23-May-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics
"You can write and remember but we are simply izithunguthu'" 22-May-2017
African Architecture, Education and Possibility in the 1960s 15-May-2017
‘Is there Western Philosophy?’ a discussion with Lucy Allais and Eusebius McKaiser 08-May-2017
WIPES : Jane Guyer's Legacies, Logics, Logistics Essays in the Anthropology of the Platform Economy 04-May-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
The Tank Hill Party: Generational Politics and Decolonization in East Africa 24-Apr-2017
Building the Constitution 19-Apr-2017 African Futures
Is the “global” in “global literature” the same as the “global” in “global climate change”? 11-Apr-2017 African Futures
AMfecaneRICA, 1650-1850: What can Historians of Native America Learn from Southern Africanists? 10-Apr-2017
Cultural Solidarities 06-Apr-2017 African Futures
Manichean Delirium (In the Time of Jacob Zuma) 03-Apr-2017
PhD Proposal Presentation : Site Specific Art in Johannesburg - Aesthetic Practice, Political Contestation and the Urba 30-Mar-2017 Curating the Afropolitan City
Drone Publics? 28-Mar-2017 African Futures
VULNERABILITIES OF THE IMAGE: Cedric Nunn & Coloured Family in Struggle 27-Mar-2017
WISER Interrogating Political Economy Seminar : Economization 23-Mar-2017 African Futures
Moving Image as chronotope of the Colonial Imagination 20-Mar-2017
'Left imperialism, or workers of the world unite? The colonial origins of South African socialism 15-Mar-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics
African Conceptions of Person as Gendered, Ableist and Anti-queer 13-Mar-2017
Carl Schmitt's Postcolonial Imagination 06-Mar-2017
Bodies of Truth: Law, Memory and Emancipation in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Book discussion and launch 27-Feb-2017
Discussion -- Far fetched facts : A parable of development aid 22-Feb-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Living by the Gun in Chad: Combatants, Impunity and State Formation 20-Feb-2017
From proprietorship, public companies to pyramid ownership and control: The evolution of the Financialisation 07-Nov-2016
Other Universals: India, Africa, the Caribbean and Un-national Thought of the Southern Hemisphere 31-Oct-2016
The Mulele rebellion (D.R. Congo) and the politics of forgetting 24-Oct-2016
Public Events
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
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
DM Public Panel: Complex Relationships of Feminism and Marxism 10-Oct-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics
THE 'FAMILY HOUSE': Kinship, Inheritance and the legacies of Township Property Regimes 19-Sep-2017 Curating the Afropolitan City, Law and personhood
Fiston Mwanza Mujila in conversation with Hugo Canham, Dilip Menon, and Joshua Walker | 12 September | 1pm 12-Sep-2017 Curating the Afropolitan City
Medical memoirs: Exploring writing about illness, death, recovery 06-Sep-2017 Law and personhood, Medical Humanities in Africa
Medical Memoirs : CANCER A LOVE STORY - a conversation with Lauren Segal 29-Aug-2017 Medical Humanities in Africa
WiSER Winter Programme in Critical Thought 15-Aug-2017 African Futures
Discussion of 'Pharmocracy: Value, Politics, and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine' 02-Aug-2017 Medical Humanities in Africa
The Violence of Borders 01-Aug-2017 African Futures
Searching for Africa in America: Some Preliminary Reflections 06-Jul-2017 African Futures
Over the Rainbow: Black Studies, Black Struggle, and the Neoliberal Turn 27-Jun-2017 African Futures
Discussion of 'Critique of Black Reason' 19-Jun-2017 African Futures
Zotero : Things to get right capturing and sharing records 08-Jun-2017 Digital Humanities
Inaugural Lecture : Biometric capitalism and the future of History 16-May-2017 African Futures
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
African Studies -- New Online Resources for Teaching and Research 30-Mar-2017 Digital Humanities
Cobalt Blues: The Half Life of Radiotherapy in Uganda 29-Mar-2017 Medical Humanities in Africa
Luxified skies: How vertical urban housing became an elite preserve 22-Mar-2017 African Futures
Consequences of a Genocide: Politics of Apology between Namibia and Germany 22-Mar-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics
Unbundling the "WhatsApp Moment" in Indian Banking: Deregulation by Code 14-Mar-2017 African Futures
Evidences and Futures 23-Feb-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
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Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
An International and Interdisciplinary Initiative for Early-Career Scholars from the Global South funded by the Andrew 14-Sep-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics
CFA: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Medical Humanities 01-Aug-2017 Medical Humanities in Africa
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
Collaborations, Seminars
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Urban Anxieties in the Global South 16-Aug-2017 Curating the Afropolitan City, African Futures
Urban Anxieties in the Global South 16-Aug-2017 Curating the Afropolitan City, African Futures
Locations of African and African Diaspora Critical Thought 14-Aug-2017 Digital Humanities, African Futures
Locations of African and African Diaspora Critical Thought 14-Aug-2017 Digital Humanities, African Futures
Collaborations
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Democracy and the Poor 03-Aug-2017 African Futures
The Truth about Crime 20-Jul-2017 African Futures
Johannesburg Colloquium on the Future of Legal Identity 14-Feb-2017 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood
WISH Seminars
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Sacrifice After Mandela: Debts of Liberation Among South Africa’s First Post-Apartheid Generation 24-Jul-2017

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