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 4:00pm SA time. We are currently holding all of the discussions on Zoom. (For the Zoom link, please subscribe to the notices here. 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
Wednesday, 23 July, 2008 - 15:00
  • Daniel
  • Magaziner
Keeping the Faith with the Black Messiah: Suffering, Hope and the Cost of the Future
Monday, 14 July, 2008 - 15:00
  • Jeff
  • Opland
Where can you find Xhosa Lierature?
Wednesday, 4 June, 2008 - 15:00
  • Padraic
  • Kenney
The Moment of 1989: Democratic Revolution in a global perspective
Wednesday, 21 May, 2008 - 15:15
  • Gabeba
  • Baderoon
Slavery, Islam and the Construction of Race and Sex at the Cape
Monday, 19 May, 2008 - 15:00
  • Mark
  • Sanders
Child Soldiers in African Fiction
Thursday, 15 November, 2007 - 16:00
  • George
  • Shire
On Zimbabwe: the arrogance of good imperialists
Monday, 29 October, 2007 - 18:00
  • Ruth
  • Simbao
Performing Cultural Guardianship: Chieftainess Nkomeshya's Political Revival of the Chakwela Makumbi Ceremony, Zambia
Monday, 22 October, 2007 - 18:00
  • Bruce
  • Janz
Imagining and Imaging Place: Exhaustion and Creation at the Edges of Place-Making
Monday, 15 October, 2007 - 18:00
  • Bernd
  • Grewe
Strings of Gold: Men, Mines and Markets in the World Economy
Monday, 8 October, 2007 - 18:00
  • Krige
  • Detlev
Deep but dicey play: The meanings of money in Soweto's popular economies
Monday, 27 August, 2007 - 18:00
  • Samadia
  • Sadouni
Inter-faith dialogue in Africa: A new optimism in International Relations?
Monday, 20 August, 2007 - 18:00
  • Julia
  • Hornberger
Ma-slaan-pa dockets': Policing domestic violence
Thursday, 16 August, 2007 - 15:00
  • Moishe
  • Postone
Theorizing the Contemporary World: Robert Brenner, Giovani Arrighi, David Harvey
Monday, 13 August, 2007 - 18:00
  • Eric
  • Worby
Love in the time of conviction
Monday, 6 August, 2007 - 18:00
  • Raymond
  • Suttner
The Jacob Zuma Rape Trial: Power and ANC masculinities
Monday, 30 July, 2007 - 18:00
  • Michael
  • Titlestad
Apathy and agency in Damon Galgut's The Good Doctor
Monday, 23 July, 2007 - 15:00
  • Loren
  • Kruger
Edgy City Serials: Forms, Institutions and Built Environments in Post Apartheid Television Drama
Monday, 21 May, 2007 - 18:00
  • Alan
  • Mabin
Suburbs on the veld, modern and postmodern
Friday, 11 May, 2007 - 15:00
  • Leah
  • Price
The Circulation of Paper in Victorian London
Monday, 7 May, 2007 - 18:00
  • Tu
  • Huyhn
Digging deep. Reaching far. Binding identities: Racial formations through the prism of Chinese gold minders in South Africa, 1900-1910
Wednesday, 2 May, 2007 - 18:00
  • Jane
  • Carruthers
Science, conservation and apartheid: South Africa's national parks, c.1948-1960
Monday, 16 April, 2007 - 18:00
  • Keith
  • Hart
Money in the making of world society
Monday, 26 March, 2007 - 18:00
  • Shireen
  • Ally
Maid' Subject: Democratic Statecraft and Domestic Workers in Post- Apartheid South Africa
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

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