Past Events

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

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Collaborations
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
ANOTHER TRY 02-Sep-2008
THE LIFE OF THE CORPSE 25-Aug-2008
The Politics of Publishing in South Africa 28-May-2008
Religious Lives of Migrants: Local and Transnational Perspectives 05-May-2008
South African Literary Studies: A Provocation on the State of the Field 16-Apr-2008
2010: Alternative Voices 07-Nov-2007
Radio, Publics and Communities in Southern Africa 10-Oct-2007
Muslim Cultures 03-Sep-2007
Punishment and Incarceration. 29-Aug-2007
Indian and South African Writers in Conversation: A one-day colloquium 27-Aug-2007
Men, Masculinity and Meaning 01-Aug-2007
Nadine Gordimer Lecture Series 21-Apr-2007
Public Events
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Housing and Hope 27-Aug-2008
Angola Today: disillusion, diamonds & fear 05-Aug-2008
THE SENTIMENTAL BASES OF HUMAN RIGHTS: SYMPATHY, RESENTMENT, AND SOCIAL SUFFERING IN THE MODERN WORLD 31-Jul-2008
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
Does the TRC Still Matter? Living on in the Long Afterlife of Apartheid 10-Jun-2008
Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred 12-Nov-2007
Launch of book: The Security-Development Nexus: Expressions of Sovereignty and Securization in SA 26-Sep-2007
Black Intellectual Traditions and Democratic Thought 12-Sep-2007
The Prison: A Sign of Democracy? 29-Aug-2007
At RISK: Writing On and Over the Edge of South Africa 28-Aug-2007
Africa Present(s): Art Commentaries 22-Aug-2007
Afternoon Panel on the fiction of Amitav Ghosh 26-Jul-2007
Crime in our time 25-Jul-2007
African Development in the 21st Century 16-May-2007
African Development in the 20th Century 09-May-2007
Workshop on Radio and the Pulse of the Times 26-Oct-2006
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Francophone African literature and the critical appraisal of South African literature in France 31-Jul-2008
Keeping the Faith with the Black Messiah: Suffering, Hope and the Cost of the Future 23-Jul-2008
Where can you find Xhosa Lierature? 14-Jul-2008
The Moment of 1989: Democratic Revolution in a global perspective 04-Jun-2008
Slavery, Islam and the Construction of Race and Sex at the Cape 21-May-2008
Child Soldiers in African Fiction 19-May-2008
On Zimbabwe: the arrogance of good imperialists 15-Nov-2007
Performing Cultural Guardianship: Chieftainess Nkomeshya's Political Revival of the Chakwela Makumbi Ceremony, Zamb 29-Oct-2007
Imagining and Imaging Place: Exhaustion and Creation at the Edges of Place-Making 22-Oct-2007
Strings of Gold: Men, Mines and Markets in the World Economy 15-Oct-2007
Deep but dicey play: The meanings of money in Soweto's popular economies 08-Oct-2007
Inter-faith dialogue in Africa: A new optimism in International Relations? 27-Aug-2007
Ma-slaan-pa dockets': Policing domestic violence 20-Aug-2007
Theorizing the Contemporary World: Robert Brenner, Giovani Arrighi, David Harvey 16-Aug-2007
Love in the time of conviction 13-Aug-2007
The Jacob Zuma Rape Trial: Power and ANC masculinities 06-Aug-2007
Apathy and agency in Damon Galgut's The Good Doctor 30-Jul-2007
Edgy City Serials: Forms, Institutions and Built Environments in Post Apartheid Television Drama 23-Jul-2007
Suburbs on the veld, modern and postmodern 21-May-2007
The Circulation of Paper in Victorian London 11-May-2007
Digging deep. Reaching far. Binding identities: Racial formations through the prism of Chinese gold minders in South Afr 07-May-2007
Science, conservation and apartheid: South Africa's national parks, c.1948-1960 02-May-2007
Money in the making of world society 16-Apr-2007
Maid' Subject: Democratic Statecraft and Domestic Workers in Post- Apartheid South Africa 26-Mar-2007
Patient Trouble: Reflections on a South African Medical Ethics 19-Mar-2007
Moralising security: 'corrections' and the post-apartheid prison 11-Mar-2007
Lessons from South Africa for Israel/Palestine 08-Mar-2007
Is There any Reason why an Egalitarian should support Black Economic Empowerment? 05-Mar-2007
Decompartmentalizing South African History, 1902-1925 26-Feb-2007
The Hurting Race: Cotton Pub (Hillbrow), Nunos (Melville) and Psychology (Wits) 23-Oct-2006
Not By Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Juman Evolution 12-Oct-2006
Socialist Democracy and Generative Politics in Kerala and South Africa 09-Oct-2006
Seminars
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Francophone African literature and the critical appraisal of South African literature in France 31-Jul-2008
Keeping Faith with the Black Messiah: Suffering, Hope and the Cost of the Future 23-Jul-2008
Where can you find Xhosa Literature? 14-Jul-2008
The Moment of 1989: Democratic Revolution in a global perspective 04-Jun-2008
Slavery, Islam and the Construction of Race and Sex at the Cape 21-May-2008
Child Soldiers in African Fiction 19-May-2008
On Zimbabwe: the arrogance of good imperialists 15-Nov-2007
An Ethnography of faith 06-Nov-2007
Performing Cultural Guardianship: Chieftainess Nkomeshya’s Political Revival of the Chakwela Makumbi Ceremony, Zambia 29-Oct-2007
Imagining and Imaging Place: Exhaustion and Creation at the Edges of Place-Making 22-Oct-2007
Strings of Gold: Men, Mines and Markets in the World Economy 15-Oct-2007
Deep but dicey play: The meanings of money in Soweto's popular economies 08-Oct-2007
Inter-faith dialogue in Africa: A new optimism in International Relations? 27-Aug-2007
Political Theology: Recent Debate 23-Aug-2007
Ma-slaan-pa dockets': Policing domestic violence 20-Aug-2007
Theorizing the Contemporary World: Robert Brenner, Giovani Arrighi, David Harvey 16-Aug-2007
Love in the time of conviction 13-Aug-2007
The Jacob Zuma Rape Trial: Power and ANC masculinities 06-Aug-2007
How to be a 'real' gay: contested identities in small-town South Africa 02-Aug-2007
Apathy and agency in Damon Galgut's The Good Doctor 30-Jul-2007
Edgy City Serials: Forms, Institutions and Built Environments in Post Apartheid Television Drama 23-Jul-2007
Now You See It, Now You Don't: Josephine Baker's Films of the 1930's and the Problem of Color 23-May-2007
Suburbs on the veld, modern and postmodern 21-May-2007
The dead and the territory: a complex relationship 11-May-2007
Religion’s place in the various Academic Disciplines 10-May-2007
Digging deep. Reaching far. Binding identities: Racial formations through the prism of Chinese gold miners in South Afri 07-May-2007
Science, conservation and apartheid: South Africa's national parks, c.1948-c.1960 02-May-2007
Money in the making of world society 16-Apr-2007
The Circulation of Paper in Victorian London 30-Mar-2007
‘Maid’ Subject: Democratic Statecraft and Domestic Workers in Post-Apartheid South Africa 26-Mar-2007
Patient Trouble: Reflections on a South African Medical Ethics 19-Mar-2007
Moralising security: 'corrections' and the post-apartheid prison 12-Mar-2007
Lessons from South Africa for Israel/Palestine 08-Mar-2007
Is there any Reason why an Egalitarian should support Black Economic Empowerment? 05-Mar-2007
Decompartmentalizing South African History, 1902-1925 26-Feb-2007
German Intellectuals and Nineteenth/early Twentieth Century South Africa 14-Nov-2006
The Hurting Race: Cotton Pub (Hillbrow), Nunos (Melville) and Psychology (Wits) 23-Oct-2006
Dissenting white writings on Johannesburg in the 1980s 19-Oct-2006
Not By Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution 12-Oct-2006

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