Public Events

Book Launch : Apartheid Remains

Tuesday, 23 July, 2024 - 18:00

WiSER and UKZN Press invite you to a hybrid book launch and discussion of

Beyond apocalypse: Rethinking capitalism, democracy and crisis in SA (17 - 19 September 2024)

Tuesday, 17 September, 2024 - 18:00

Thirty years since the end of apartheid the public mood in South Africa is pes

Unified Theory of Trust | Waqf and the Islamic Law of Trust

Thursday, 25 April, 2024 - 14:00

Keith Breckenridge with commentary from Ayesha Omar

Full viewing of Holberg

For a complete experience of the Holberg Prize, it is available for viewing on YouTube, courtesy of Holberg Prize.

YouTube link click here.

📸: Chante Schatz

Achille Mbembe becomes Africa’s first Holberg Prize laureate

Professor Achille Mbembe, from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, has become the first African to win the Holberg Prize, recognizing his pioneering work in the humanities, social sciences, law, or theology. Awarded annually with a value of approximately US$575,000, the prize honors Mbembe's contributions that challenge traditional views on decolonization and humanity. His influential research, which has been translated into 17 languages, promotes a global understanding that transcends racial and colonial legacies.

WISER congratulates Achille Mbembe on winning the Holberg Prize

Monday, 10 June, 2024 - 12:00

The staff and students at WISER would like to congratulate our colleague, Achille Mbembe, on the

"‘Sou pessimista sobre um futuro sem racismo’, diz Mbembe"

Em entrevista a VEJA, Achille Mbembe falou sobre filosofia africana, fragilidades da democracia contemporânea e construção de uma sociedade mais sustentável

[Translation] In an interview with VEJA, Achille Mbembe talked about African philosophy, the fragilities of contemporary democracy, and the construction of a more sustainable society.

More on @Veja - By Luiz Paulo Souza 

Rethinking Geopolitical Risks : Africa, The Rise of the Global South & the US-China Rivalry

Wednesday, 30 October, 2024 - 12:00

Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research and the Innovation Foundation for

INVITE | Heated Conversations by Gabeba Baderoon | 11 Oct | 6pm (Johannesburg time)

Wednesday, 11 October, 2023 - 18:00

You are warmly invited to the next session of WiSER’s online seminar seri

Interdisciplinary Research Webinar on Population Registers, Ethics and Human Rights

Tuesday, 10 October, 2023 - 16:00

WISER, in collaboration with the IUSSP, IIGH and ISER, invite you to join us for a panel discussi

Invitation | Building trust after the African polycrisis | People, Energy, Climate and Finance

Wednesday, 15 March, 2023 - 16:00

Can African Finance build pathways out of the African Polycrisis : Join Adam Tooze, Patrick Mweheire and Sim Tshabalala in discussion with Hlonipha Mokoena

Sarah Nuttall Finishes her Second Term as WiSER Director

Sunday, 1 January, 2023 - 00:00

At the end of 2022, Professor Sarah Nuttall’s second and final term as Director of WiSER co

INVITE | Lecture by Eyal Weizman on “Cloud Studies: Atmospheric Violence”

Wednesday, 28 September, 2022 - 18:00

 WiSER invites you to an online lecture in our PUBLIC POSITIONS SERIES by <

Marigold Oceanic Bead Event | 4th Aug at 5pm

Thursday, 4 August, 2022 - 17:00

WiSER, Oceanic Humanities and Marigold Beads invite you to a

Two Oceanic Events

Thursday, 4 August, 2022 - 17:00

Due to the illness of a participant, we have decided to postpone Part 1 of the Oceanic Ev

Thursday, 18 August, 2022 - 12:00

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What kind of transformation does achieving communal peace and social justice account for?

A History of Black Lawyers in South Africa

Wednesday, 3 August, 2022 - 09:00

WiSER, 6th Floor, Richard Ward Building, East Campus

Programme in African Digital Humanities : Beyond Year Three

Thursday, 28 July, 2022 - 13:00

WISER's Programme in African Digital Humanities invites you to join us for a series of on-li

After Decolonization? First Events

Thursday, 12 May, 2022 - 13:00

WiSER will be convening a se

Critical Thought, Human Rights and Freedom in the Middle East in 2020s

Thursday, 9 June, 2022 - 12:00

New Date: Thursday, 9 June 2022, Lunchtime (12 pm CET / SA tim

The WiSER Podcast | Season Five

Friday, 11 February, 2022 - 09:30

In Episode One of Season Five&nb


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