Past Events

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Seminars
Name Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Complex emergencies and development: When the state breaks down' 06-Mar-2003
The origins of FOSATU: the Trade Union Advisory Council, and the creation of a new trade union tradition, 1974-1979 04-Mar-2003
Traditional Weberian Bureaucracy and New Public Management: Exclusive or Complementary' 27-Feb-2003
Getting the nation talking about sex': Reflections on the politics of sexuality and nation-building in post aparthe 25-Feb-2003
Writing the City: Four Post-Apartheid texts 24-Feb-2003
Global Nets, Textual Webs, or, what isn't new about Empire 04-Feb-2003
Making Peace: Evaluation and Reconciliation 15-Nov-2002
The uncertain future of white supremacy and the politics of fertility, 1920-1939 05-Nov-2002
Tenure reformed: Policy and practice in the case of South Africa's landless people 28-Oct-2002
Moral Panic and Cultural Mobilisation: Responses to the crises of AIDS, crime and transition in a KwaZulu-Natal slum 21-Oct-2002
The Body in Fiction: Afrikaner nationalism and children's literature in the 1940s 15-Oct-2002
Biometric Government in the New South Africa 10-Oct-2002
Social Interventions for HIV/AIDS: The Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and gender Equity 08-Oct-2002
Above the Laws: Practices of Sovereignty in Surrey Estates, Cape Town 07-Oct-2002
Gendered Endings: Narratives of Sexuality and Suicide in the South African Lowveld 01-Oct-2002
On Becoming a Citizen and Staying There: Ideas on social psychology, psychoanalysis and the state 26-Sep-2002
Disabling Globalisation: Places of Power in Post-Apartheid South Africa 25-Sep-2002
Reviewing Menstruation: On being Feminist and Feminine 17-Sep-2002
Does China have an apartheid pass system? 16-Sep-2002
South Africa's role in Africa and for the development of the African Agenda 12-Sep-2002
Body and Voice in South Sotho Rape Testimonies 10-Sep-2002
Symbolisation Compulsions: Freud, African Literature and South Africa's process of Truth and Reconciliation 05-Sep-2002
The Capacity to Aspire 29-Aug-2002
The Gender Pact and Democratic Consolidation: Institutionalising Gender Equality in the South African State 29-Aug-2002
Homosexuality and the South Africa Left: The Ambiguities of Exile 27-Aug-2002
Criminal Obsessions: Imagining Order After Apartheid 22-Aug-2002
Bodiographies: Writing the Body and the Self 20-Aug-2002
The International Politics of South Africa's Triple Transition 19-Aug-2002
Culture(s) of the African National Congress of South Africa - exile and prison experiences 15-Aug-2002
Sports Boycott and Cricket: South Africa's Exclusion from Test Match Cricket, 1970-1971 12-Aug-2002
Witchcraft and Modernity: A Strange Complicity 07-Aug-2002
Hulle dra nog die Panties': Exploring masculinity in a Women's Prison 06-Aug-2002
Challenges the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Presents to the Modern Discipline of History 05-Aug-2002
Functional' and 'Dysfunctional' Communities: A View on the State from the Vantage of 'Development 01-Aug-2002
The Anatomy of Discrimination 29-Jul-2002
Uncovering the Men' in Men's Health: Working with Desire, Diversions and Demons 25-Jul-2002
School Walls, Walls as Schools in South Africa: An Outside View of educational Institutions 22-Jul-2002
A History of the Word 'Hungochani' (homosexulaity) 19-Jul-2002
Split Screen: 'Local' and 'Diasporic' Film in the Anglophone Caribbean 17-Jul-2002
A Scottish socialist reads Carlyle in Johannesburg Prison, June 1900: Reflections on the literary culture of the imperia 15-Jul-2002
The Jo'burg Memo: Fairness in a  fragile World 26-Jun-2002
Memory, Justice, Inclusion 19-Jun-2002
Global Finance and the Prospects for Democracy in the Emerging World Order 17-Jun-2002
The Acoustics of Memory: Historiography and Alterity in Representations of 1950s Township Jazz 27-May-2002
Military Slaves and the Making of Ethnic Identity: The Case of Chikunda 21-May-2002
Constituting Democracy: A Sociological Study of Constitution-making in South Africa in the 1990s 20-May-2002
Name Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Oscar Monteiro Traditional Weberian Bureaucracy and New Public Management: Exclusive or Complementray' 27-Feb-2003
Deborah Posel "Getting the nation talking about sex": Reflections on the ploitics of sexuality and nation-building in post a 25-Feb-2003
Liz Gunner Writing the City: Four Post-Apartheid texts 24-Feb-2003
Elleke Boehmer Global Nets, Textual Webs, or, what isnt new about Empire 04-Feb-2003
Jim Martin Making Peace: Evaluation and Reconciliation 15-Nov-2002
Suzanne Klausen The uncertain future of white supremacy and the politics of fertility, 1920-1939 05-Nov-2002
Deborah James Tenure reformed: Policy and practice in the case of South Africa's landless people 28-Oct-2002
Preben Kaarsholm Moral Panic and Cultural Mobilisation: Responses to the crises of AIDS, crime and transition in a KwaZulu-Natal slum 21-Oct-2002
Irma du Pless The Body in Fiction: Afrikaner nationalism and children's literature in the 1940s 15-Oct-2002
Keith Breckenridge Biometric Government in the New South Africa 10-Oct-2002
Paul Pronyk Social Interventions for HIV/AIDS: The Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and gender Equity 08-Oct-2002
Steffen Jensen Above the Laws: Practices of Sovereignty in Surrey Estates, Cape Town 07-Oct-2002
Isak Niehaus Gendered Endings: Narratives of Sexuality and Suicide in the South African Lowveld 01-Oct-2002
Susan Van Zyl On Becoming a Citizen and Staying There: Ideas on social psychology, psychoanalysis and the state 26-Sep-2002
Gillian Hart Disabling Globalisation: Places of Power in Post-Apartheid South Africa 25-Sep-2002
Matshilo Motsei Reviewing Menstruation: On being Feminist and Feminine 17-Sep-2002
Peter Anita Alexander Chan Does China have an apartheid pass system? 16-Sep-2002
Stephen Gelb South Africa's role in Africa and for the development of the African Agenda 12-Sep-2002
Puleng Hanong Body and Voice in South Sotho Rape Testimonials 10-Sep-2002
Ato Quayson Symbolisation Compulsions: Freud, African Literature and South Africa's process of Truth and Reconciliation 05-Sep-2002
Arjun Appadurai The Capacity to Aspire 29-Aug-2002
Shireen Hassim The Gender Pact and Democratic Consolidation: Institutionalising Gender Equality in the South African State 29-Aug-2002
Gerald Kraak Homosexuality and the South Africa Left: The Ambiguities of Exile 27-Aug-2002
Sarah Nuttall Bodiographies: Writing the Body and the Self 20-Aug-2002
Chris Landsberg The International Politics of South Africa's Triple Transition 19-Aug-2002
Raymond Suttner Culture(s) of the African National Congress of South Africa - exile and prison experiences 15-Aug-2002
Bruce Murray Sports Boycott and Cricket: South Africa's Exclusion from Test Match Cricket, 1970-1971 12-Aug-2002
Teresa Dirsuweit Hulle dra nog die Panties': Exploring masculinity in a Women's Prison 06-Aug-2002
David Thelen Challenges the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Presents to the Modern Discipline of History 05-Aug-2002
Ivor Chipkin Functional' and 'Dysfunctional' Communities: A View on the State from the Vantage of 'Development 01-Aug-2002
Abebe Zegeye The Anatomy of Discrimation 29-Jul-2002
Elisabeth Deliry-Antheaumep School Walls, Walls as Schools in South Africa: An Outside View of educational Institutions 22-Jul-2002
Jonathan Hyslop A Scottish socialist reads Carlyle in Johannesburg Prison, June 1900: Reflections on the literary culture of the imperi 15-Jul-2002
Michael Titlestad The Acoustics of Memory: Historiography and Alterity in Representations of 1950s Township Jazz 27-May-2002
Keith Breckenridge From Hubris to Chaos: The Makings of the Bewysburo and the end of Documentary Government 20-May-2002
Collaborations
Name Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
City and Terror 07-Feb-2003
Death and Modernity 07-Feb-2003
Psychoanalysis and Punishment 07-Feb-2003
The Sovereign Outsourced: Local Justice and Violence in Port Elizabeth 07-Feb-2003
AIDS, Science and Citizenship After Apartheid 06-Feb-2003
Necropolitics 06-Feb-2003
Sovereign Bodies: Citizens, Migrants and States in the Postcolonial World 06-Feb-2003
Sovereign Power and Bare Life with HIV/AIDS 06-Feb-2003
Critical Ethnographies of Globalisation  27-Sep-2002
Theorizing the Present  22-Aug-2002
Ethnographies of Sex  15-Aug-2002
The Politics of Memory  06-Aug-2002
The Modernity of Witchcraft  05-Aug-2002
Mapping a Contact-Zone: The Southern Indian Ocean  24-Jun-2002
The Fact of Blackness: Reading Fanon 20-Jun-2002
Settler Modernity 19-Jun-2002
Methodologies of Household Surveying 03-Jun-2002
Public Events
Name Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Chairperson: 03-Oct-2002
Speakers: 21-Aug-2002

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