WISER Seminar Papers

WISER is very pleased to host the Wits Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Humanities. The presentations for the remainder of the current academic semester are listed below. The seminar takes place every Monday during the teaching term at 3:00pm in the WISER Seminar Room. Participants should please note that they are required to read the paper prior to the event. WISER, and its predecessor institutions the Institute for Advanced Study and the African Studies Institute, have hosted similar seminars that date back to the late 1960s. The archive of those events is also available on the WISER web site at http://wiser.wits.ac.za.
Date Presented by Title
Monday, 19 March, 2007 - 18:00
  • Hillel
  • Braude
Patient Trouble: Reflections on a South African Medical Ethics
Sunday, 11 March, 2007 - 18:00
  • Kelly
  • Gillespie
Moralising security: 'corrections' and the post-apartheid prison
Thursday, 8 March, 2007 - 15:00
  • Heribert Kogila
  • Adam Moodley
Lessons from South Africa for Israel/Palestine
Monday, 5 March, 2007 - 18:00
  • Daryl
  • Glaser
Is There any Reason why an Egalitarian should support Black Economic Empowerment?
Monday, 26 February, 2007 - 18:00
  • Phil
  • Bonner
Decompartmentalizing South African History, 1902-1925
Monday, 23 October, 2006 - 18:00
  • Kgamadi
  • Kometsi
The Hurting Race: Cotton Pub (Hillbrow), Nunos (Melville) and Psychology (Wits)
Thursday, 12 October, 2006 - 13:30
  • Peter J.
  • Richerson
Not By Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Juman Evolution
Monday, 9 October, 2006 - 18:00
  • Michelle
  • Williams
Socialist Democracy and Generative Politics in Kerala and South Africa
Monday, 2 October, 2006 - 18:00
  • Raymond
  • Suttner
African National Congress (ANC) as dominant organization: impact of the attainment of power and phases of post liberation development and crisis
Monday, 18 September, 2006 - 18:00
  • David
  • Monyae
South Africa in Africa: Promoting Constitutionalism in Southern Africa, 1994-2006
Monday, 18 September, 2006 - 15:15
  • Flora
  • Veit-Wild
The Grotesque Body of the Colony: Sony Labou Tansi and Dambudzo Marechera
Thursday, 7 September, 2006 - 15:00
  • Vinay
  • Lal
The Gandhi Everyone Loves to Hate
Monday, 28 August, 2006 - 18:00
  • Peter
  • Lekgoathi
The Native Affairs Department, 'Native Experts', Local Interlocutors and the Making of the Transvaal Ndebele, 1905-45
Wednesday, 23 August, 2006 - 15:15
  • Mark
  • Nowack
Public Poetics in the era of 'Accumulation by Dispossession'
Monday, 21 August, 2006 - 18:00
  • Loren
  • Landau
Transplants and Transients: Nativism, Nationalism, and Migration in the Inner-City Johannesburg
Monday, 14 August, 2006 - 18:00
  • Eric
  • Worby
The Play of Race in a Field of Urban Desire: Soccer and Spontaneity in Rhodes Park, Johannesburg
Monday, 7 August, 2006 - 18:00
  • Jonathan
  • Klaaren
South African Citizenship: Past Present and Future
Monday, 31 July, 2006 - 18:00
  • Liz
  • Gunner
Being a Writer of the World: Lewis Nkosi and The South African Literary Tradition
Monday, 24 July, 2006 - 18:00
  • Veronique
  • Tadjo
Francophone African literature: the language issue
Monday, 17 July, 2006 - 18:00
  • Shula
  • Marks
The international context of South Africa's "experiment in social medicine" in the mid-twentieth century
Monday, 22 May, 2006 - 18:00
  • Jane
  • Taylor
"why do you tear me from myself": Torture, truth and the arts of the Counter-Reformation
Monday, 15 May, 2006 - 18:00
  • Gary
  • Kynoch
Urban Violence in Colonial Africa: A Case for South African Exceptionalism
Monday, 8 May, 2006 - 18:00
  • Kally
  • Forrest
The national union of metalworkers: winning and losing in the National Industrial Council for the Iron, Steel, Engineering and Metallurgical Industry, 1983-1992
Tuesday, 2 May, 2006 - 15:15
  • Josiah
  • Blackmore
Portuguese Maritime Exploration and the Africa in-Between
Monday, 24 April, 2006 - 18:00
  • Lars
  • Buur
Democracy and its discontent: Vigilantism, soverignity and human rights in South Africa
Monday, 3 April, 2006 - 18:00
  • Franco
  • Barchiesi
Inequality, Wage Labor and Social Citizenship in the Making of South Africa's Post-Apartheid Democracy
Monday, 23 May, 2005 - 18:00
  • Tom
  • Lodge
Quiet diplomacy in Zimbabwe: a case study of South Africa in Africa
Thursday, 19 May, 2005 - 18:00
  • Dan
  • Connell
Redeeming the Failed Promise of Democracy in Eritrea: From Liberation to Repression
Thursday, 19 May, 2005 - 15:00
  • Dunbar
  • Moodie
Religion and Migrant Labour
Monday, 16 May, 2005 - 18:00
  • Julia
  • Seirlis
Laughing All the Way to Freedom?: Contemporary Stand-Up Comedy and Democracy in South Africa

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