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, 8 March, 2004 - 18:00
  • Tawana
  • Kupe
Transformation of the Media - Reflections of 10 Years of Freedom
Monday, 23 February, 2004 - 18:00
  • Jonathan
  • Stadler
The Healthy Brothel: the context of clinical services for sex workers in Hillbrow, South Africa
Monday, 16 February, 2004 - 18:00
  • Jeff
  • Guy
IMIFANEKISO: Photographic portraits from mid-nineteenth century in Natal: the work of Dr R.J. Mann
Monday, 27 October, 2003 - 18:00
  • Abebe
  • Zegeye
Narrative Discourse, Social Crisis and the Contsruction of the Beta Israel Identity
Wednesday, 22 October, 2003 - 15:15
  • Karen
  • Brown
"To save South Africa you must dam it": Progressivism, Science, and Natural Resource Conservation in the early 20th Century Cape
Monday, 20 October, 2003 - 18:00
  • Isabel
  • Hofmeyr
The Globe in the Text: Notes towards a Transnational History of the Book
Monday, 20 October, 2003 - 15:15
  • Christopher
  • Norris
Deconstruction: Philosophy or literary theory?
Monday, 13 October, 2003 - 18:00
  • Albert
  • Grundlingh
Reframing remembrance: The politics of the centenary commemorations of South African War of 1899-1902
Monday, 6 October, 2003 - 18:00
  • Marcelle
  • Dawson
Changing Contexts, Shifting Identities: Identity Formation Through the eyesof learners at a South African High School
Tuesday, 23 September, 2003 - 15:15
  • Birgit
  • Meyer
Impossible Representations: Pentecostalism, Video and Video Technology in Ghana
Monday, 22 September, 2003 - 18:00
  • Louise
  • Bethlehem
Transferential Zionism? Manfred Nathan's Sarie Marais: A Romance of the Anglo-Boer War
Monday, 15 September, 2003 - 18:00
  • Tlou
  • Makhura
Missionary and African perspectives on the Politics of Witchcraft among the Xhosa and Zulu Communities in the 19th Century Cape and Natal / Zululand
Thursday, 11 September, 2003 - 18:00
  • Michael
  • Neocosmos
Thinking the Impossible: Elements of a Critique of Political Liberalism in Southern Africa
Thursday, 11 September, 2003 - 15:15
  • Cathy
  • Campbell
Power, 'Partnerships and Social Change: Creating contexts that enable HIV prevention
Monday, 8 September, 2003 - 18:00
  • Raymond
  • Suttner
It is your mother who is the enemy now! An account of the imprint of African National Congress (ANC) underground activity in the "lull" after Rivonia
Thursday, 28 August, 2003 - 18:00
  • Ran
  • Greenstein
State, Civil Society and the Reconfiguration of Power in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Thursday, 28 August, 2003 - 15:15
  • Eyal
  • Weizman
The Politics of Verticality: Architecture and Occupation in the West Bank
Tuesday, 26 August, 2003 - 15:15
  • Livio
  • Sansone
Ethno-Scepticism: On the necessity of rethinking race in Brazil
Monday, 25 August, 2003 - 18:00
  • Sarah
  • Nuttall
City Forms and Writing the 'Now' in South Africa
Monday, 18 August, 2003 - 18:00
  • Gabrielle
  • Hecht
Rapture Talk in the Nuclear Age: Conjugating Colonial Power in Africa
Friday, 15 August, 2003 - 15:15
  • Dennis
  • Altman
Queer Centres and Peripheries
Thursday, 14 August, 2003 - 18:00
  • Raymond
  • Suttner
Early history of the African National Congress (ANC) Underground: From the M-Plan to Rivonia
Monday, 11 August, 2003 - 18:00
  • Paul N.
  • Edwards
Infrastructure and Modernity: Scales of Force, Time and Social Organisation in the History of Sociotechnical Systems
Friday, 8 August, 2003 - 15:15
  • Shula
  • Marks
The silent scourge? Silicosis, respiratory disease and gold-ming in South Africa
Monday, 4 August, 2003 - 18:00
  • Peter
  • Alegi
Entertainment, Entrepreneurships and Politics in South Arfican Football in the 1950s
Wednesday, 30 July, 2003 - 15:15
  • Daryl
  • Glaser
Does Hypocrisy Matter? The Case of US foreign Policy
Tuesday, 29 July, 2003 - 15:15
  • David Philemona
  • Goldberg Essed
Cloning Cultures: The Reproduction of Sameness and Race Critical Theory
Monday, 28 July, 2003 - 18:00
  • Lesley-Ann
  • Katz
Psychology and Perceptions of Justice: An Exploration of Socio - Biographical Indicators
Monday, 21 July, 2003 - 18:00
  • John
  • Matshikiza
The Road to Queenstown: A Chapter from a Biography of Todd Matshikiza
Thursday, 19 June, 2003 - 18:00
  • Isabel
  • Hofmeyr
Thinking the relevance of the state - A literary view?'

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