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, 9 May, 2005 - 18:00
  • Yoon
  • Park
From Sojourners to Settlers: Early Constructions of Chinese Identity in South Africa, 1870-1948
Monday, 25 April, 2005 - 18:00
  • Peter
  • Alexander
Globalisation and new social identities: A jigsaw puzzle from Johannesburg
Monday, 18 April, 2005 - 18:00
  • Natasha
  • Erlank
The Persistance of Tradition? Christianity and Circumcision in the Eastern Cape, c.1900-1940
Wednesday, 23 March, 2005 - 15:00
  • Simon
  • Njami
Curating Africa
Tuesday, 15 March, 2005 - 15:00
  • Rimli
  • Bhattacharya
Performing Selves: Women's Auto/Biography and Modernity in India
Monday, 14 March, 2005 - 18:00
  • Kirsten
  • McKenzie
Scandal in the Colonies: Sydney and Cape Town, 1820-1850
Wednesday, 9 March, 2005 - 15:00
  • Olivier
  • Wieviorka
Violence and the French Resistance
Tuesday, 1 March, 2005 - 15:00
  • Jens
  • Andersson
Malawians in Johannes-burg: Organising Informal Trade and Migration in a Liberalising Environment
Monday, 28 February, 2005 - 18:00
  • Juma
  • Okuku
Beyond "third term" politics: constitutionalism, constitu-tional reforms and democratic governance in Uganda
Monday, 21 February, 2005 - 18:00
  • Phil
  • Bonner
Zulu xenophobia, Kgatla conspiracies and Pedi plots: Transvaal Native Congress politics in the 1930s
Monday, 25 October, 2004 - 18:00
  • Clapperton
  • Mavhunga
Scoundrels, Crocodiles, and Border-Jumpers: Journeys, Men, Migration and 'Urbanisation-in-Rural-Areas'-Southeastern Zimbabwe 1890s-1920s
Monday, 11 October, 2004 - 18:00
  • Detlev
  • Krige
Sweet dreams, diamond ladies and golden money: An ethnography of numbers running in Soweto
Tuesday, 28 September, 2004 - 15:00
  • Denis-Constant
  • Martin
An Imaginary Ocean: Carnival in Cape Town and the Black Atlantic
Monday, 27 September, 2004 - 18:00
  • Sarah Achille
  • Nuttall Mbembe
Writing the World from an African Metroplis
Monday, 20 September, 2004 - 18:00
  • Bill
  • Freund
Globalisation and the African City: Touba, Abidjan, Durban
Friday, 17 September, 2004 - 13:30
  • Paula
  • Treichler
Research with Human Subjects: The Evolution of Ethical Concepts and Guidelines
Thursday, 2 September, 2004 - 18:00
  • Chris
  • Wickham
History and Social Memory: Some Problems in their Relatiosnhip
Monday, 23 August, 2004 - 18:00
  • Andries
  • Bezuidenhout
Post-Colonial Workplace Regimes in the Engineering Industries of South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe
Monday, 16 August, 2004 - 18:00
  • Kai
  • Easton
J.M. Coetzee, The Cape and the Question of History
Tuesday, 10 August, 2004 - 18:00
  • Stephen Gerrie
  • Ellis Ter Haar
Worlds of Power: Religious Thought and Political Practice in Africa
Tuesday, 3 August, 2004 - 18:00
  • Luise
  • White
Precarious Conditions: Counter-Insurgency in Africa after 1945
Monday, 2 August, 2004 - 18:00
  • Deborah
  • Posel
The Regulation of the Urban African Family in South Africa in the 1930s and 1940s
Monday, 26 July, 2004 - 18:00
  • Stephen
  • Gelb
The South African Economy, 1994-2004
Monday, 3 May, 2004 - 18:00
  • Gary
  • Kynoch
Crime, Conflict and Politics: Politicised Violence on the Rand, 1984-1994
Monday, 26 April, 2004 - 18:00
  • Steffen
  • Jensen
Security and Violence on the Frontier of the State
Tuesday, 23 March, 2004 - 18:00
  • Stephen
  • Donovan
Colonialism, Limited: The Imperial Chartered Company in British Culture'
Friday, 19 March, 2004 - 15:00
  • Johannes
  • Fabian
Memory and Counter-memory'
Thursday, 18 March, 2004 - 15:00
  • Fred
  • Cooper
A Parting of the Ways: Colonial Africa and South Africa, 1946-48'
Wednesday, 17 March, 2004 - 15:00
  • Fred
  • Cooper
Deracializing Imperialism?: Citizenship and Conflict in French Africa after World War II
Monday, 15 March, 2004 - 18:00
  • Terence
  • Ranger
Nationalist: Historiography, Patriotic History and the History of the Nation: the struggle over the past in Zimbabwe

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