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
Launch of 'The Shouting in the Dark' and 'Indian Arrivals' 17-Sep-2015 African Futures
Launch of 'Wide Angle: Photography as Participatory Practice' 12-Sep-2015 African Futures
Book Launch: Justin Pearce's Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola, 1975–2002 08-Sep-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Angola Since the Civil War: Oil, Reconstruction and Illiberal Statebuilding 13-Aug-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Book Lounge Launch of On The Postcolony 06-Aug-2015 African Futures
Democracy as Death: The Moral Order of Anti-Liberal Politics in South Africa 01-Jun-2015 African Futures
Ten Books that Shaped the British Empire: Creating an Imperial Commons 28-May-2015 African Futures
Launch of Stephen Clingman’s 'Birthmark' 12-May-2015 African Futures
Money from Nothing 15-Apr-2015 African Futures
Launch of Raymond Suttner's new book : Recovering Democracy in South Africa 19-Mar-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood, African Futures
Launch of Land Divided, Land Restored edited by Ben Cousins and Cherryl Walker 24-Feb-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood, African Futures
Launch of Biometric State : The global politics of identification and surveillance in South Africa, 1850 to the Present 20-Oct-2014 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood
Launch of Pamila Gupta's 'The Relic State' 14-Oct-2014
Book Launch : Jonny Steinberg's A Man of Good Hope 26-Sep-2014 Law and personhood
Apartheid. A Book Launch and discussion 12-Sep-2014 Law and personhood
Seminars
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Interrogating Political Economy seminar on Jim Ferguson's Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Dis 17-Sep-2015 African Futures
Humanitarian/Consumer? 16-Sep-2015 African Futures
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
Interrogating Political Economy seminar on Catherine Boone's Property and political order in Africa: land rights an 20-Aug-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics
Liquid at the Borders 17-Aug-2015 African Futures
Made in Other Words 06-Aug-2015 African Futures
Literary Education and Manufacturing Consent: Soga, Rhodes, and The Colored American Magazine 30-Jul-2015 African Futures
Indian Ocean Energies 25-Jul-2015 African Futures
Consent, Rights and the Regulation of Childhood and Adolescent Sexuality in South Africa 15-Jul-2015 Medical Humanities in Africa
The Mulele rebellion (D.R. Congo) and the production of suffering 01-Jun-2015
The Weberian state, civility and explanations of rape 25-May-2015
Mutant City: On Partial Transformations in Three Johannesburg Narratives 21-May-2015 Curating the Afropolitan City
The Great Flood and Modern Times: colonial history and abbreviated time 18-May-2015
Family Affairs: Acts of Memory and Imagination 14-May-2015 African Futures
Lines of Communication: On the Micropolitics and Meanings of Electricity in Mbujimayi, DR Congo 12-May-2015 African Futures
Protecting Unprotected Strikes: Casual Workers and New Technologies of Struggle in the South African Post Office 11-May-2015
Poppies and Gold: 'Transit' Labour and Narcopolitics on the Witwatersrand, 1904-1910 04-May-2015
Ecologies of Relation: Post-Slavery, Post-Apartheid and Rethinking Race Across the Atlantic 20-Apr-2015
Late Apartheid Techno-Politics and Temporalities of Transition 13-Apr-2015
Sexual Consent and Political Legitimacy in the 19th Century Eastern Cape 30-Mar-2015
Agency in African history 23-Mar-2015
A Community out of Empire: the French Union (1946-58) as a postcolonial experiment in multinational polity 16-Mar-2015
Proper Sex: Making Tea, Pure Romance and the Lazy Man 09-Mar-2015
To Think Better than the State will Allow : the short history of the South African Humanities 02-Mar-2015
Morbid Circulations: Labour Migration, Alcohol and the Colonial Politics of Life in Early 20C Mozambique 23-Feb-2015
Cahora Bassa : Extending South Africa's Tentacles of Empire 1965-2010 16-Feb-2015
Race and the New Orders of Theory: A Workshop 04-Dec-2014 Law and personhood
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
Sanctuary: How an Inner City Church Spilled onto a Sidewalk 21-Aug-2014 Curating the Afropolitan City
Curating the Afropolitan City: New Ethnographies of Johannesburg 13-Aug-2014 Curating the Afropolitan City
The Arts of Human Rights: Day Two 07-Aug-2014 Law and personhood
Public Events
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Race, Violence and Death in Post-National Mexico 17-Sep-2015 Law and personhood
New technologies and strategies in Digital History 03-Sep-2015 Sugarman, Digital Humanities
The Art of Public Space 19-Aug-2015 Curating the Afropolitan City
Formalization, Dispossession and the G8 Land Agenda in Africa 13-Aug-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Opening of 1:1 by Alinka Echeverría 09-Aug-2015 African Futures
JCPZ Public Dialogue 05-Aug-2015 Curating the Afropolitan City
Synthesising Hope: Global Health, Postcolonial Science, and South African Drug Discovery 29-Jul-2015 Medical Humanities in Africa
The Black/Grey Box of Expertise in Professional Practice 21-Jul-2015 Medical Humanities in Africa
Freedom Time 30-Jun-2015 African Futures
Public Events at the JWTC 29-Jun-2015 Medical Humanities in Africa, African Futures
Antipode Foundation's 5th Institute for Geographies of Justice, 21-25 June 2015 22-Jun-2015 African Futures
On the Postcolony 11-Jun-2015 African Futures
Reinventing Pan-Africanism in the Age of Xenophobia 04-Jun-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood
Between Rationality and Reason: Can There Be a Unified Theory of Religious Freedom? 25-May-2015 African Futures
Public Space: Infrastructure and Informality in the Splintering City 07-May-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, Curating the Afropolitan City
Two Events by Neo Muyanga 06-May-2015 African Futures
Decolonizing the University Now: Five New Directions 22-Apr-2015 African Futures
Israeli Elections: Will Anything Change? 14-Apr-2015 African Futures
Forensic Infrastructure: Building the Global South 01-Apr-2015 Curating the Afropolitan City
Hiding in Plain Sight 27-Mar-2015 African Futures
Four Modernities: Japan, China, Africa, and India 26-Mar-2015 African Futures
Vernacular Photography - Africa and India 19-Feb-2015 African Futures
The Other Camera 18-Feb-2015 African Futures
Time and Again 11-Feb-2015 African Futures
Bard College: A Study in Sound and Image 10-Nov-2014 Curating the Afropolitan City
African Studies in the Digital Age 10-Nov-2014 Sugarman, Digital Humanities
Duke University: Re-inventing Suburbia in Johannesburg 06-Nov-2014 Curating the Afropolitan City
Book Discussion - Jacob Dlamini's Askari 29-Oct-2014 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood
University of Paris 8 awards Achille Mbembe an Honorary Doctorate 23-Oct-2014 African Futures
Rocking the Cradle 15-Oct-2014 Law and personhood
Ivan Vladislavić in conversation with Stefan Helgesson 14-Oct-2014 African Futures
Living together/living apart – the complexity of home 08-Oct-2014 Curating the Afropolitan City
Arrival City: Redesigning Park Station and the Precinct 07-Oct-2014 Curating the Afropolitan City
Academic Freedom in South Africa : A public discussion of two books 25-Sep-2014 Public Positions on History and Politics
Surface Tensions: Bodies, Buildings and Haptic Contagion 23-Sep-2014 Law and personhood
Transparency, Protest and Political (in)Stability 22-Sep-2014 Public Positions on History and Politics
Colloquium on Medical Male Circumcision 02-Sep-2014
Some Kind of Woman? Gender Politics, Twenty Years Later 26-Aug-2014 Law and personhood
Neo Muyanga in Concert 07-Aug-2014 Law and personhood
Philosophy Debate on Ubuntu: Lucy Allais (Wits) and Thad Metz (UJ), chaired by Eusebius McKaiser 07-Aug-2014 Law and personhood
Public Positions
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Interrogating South African Political Economy : Fine and Rustomjee's Minerals-Energy Complex 16-Jul-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Public positions on History and Politics : Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century 19-May-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics
Public positions on History and Politics : Racism, recognition and justice 17-Mar-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics
The Matric as Metric : Public Positions on Social Justice 02-Dec-2014 Public Positions on History and Politics
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
Public and Private Health Systems and the quality of care 01-Sep-2014 Public Positions on History and Politics, Medical Humanities in Africa
Advertisements
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Responding to the Challenges of Racism in a Post-Apartheid South Africa 04-May-2015 African Futures
CFP African Critical Inquiry Programme 01-May-2015 African Futures
Medical Humanities Doctoral Fellowships 15-Dec-2014 Medical Humanities in Africa
Internal Appointment of Wits University research secondments 30-Nov-2014 Medical Humanities in Africa
WISER calls for financial support for the Treatment Action Campaign 03-Nov-2014 Medical Humanities in Africa
Fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University 01-Nov-2014
Collaborations
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
The Hague Colloquium on the Future of Legal Identity 20-Apr-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood
Reading the Booker: Reflections from Southern Africa 11-Mar-2015 African Futures

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