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
Thursday, 29 August, 2002 - 18:00
  • Shireen
  • Hassim
The Gender Pact and Democratic Consolidation: Institutionalising Gender Equality in the South African State
Tuesday, 27 August, 2002 - 18:00
  • Gerald
  • Kraak
Homosexuality and the South Africa Left: The Ambiguities of Exile
Tuesday, 20 August, 2002 - 18:00
  • Sarah
  • Nuttall
Bodiographies: Writing the Body and the Self
Monday, 19 August, 2002 - 18:00
  • Chris
  • Landsberg
The International Politics of South Africa's Triple Transition
Thursday, 15 August, 2002 - 18:00
  • Raymond
  • Suttner
Culture(s) of the African National Congress of South Africa - exile and prison experiences
Monday, 12 August, 2002 - 18:00
  • Bruce
  • Murray
Sports Boycott and Cricket: South Africa's Exclusion from Test Match Cricket, 1970-1971
Tuesday, 6 August, 2002 - 18:00
  • Teresa
  • Dirsuweit
Hulle dra nog die Panties': Exploring masculinity in a Women's Prison
Monday, 5 August, 2002 - 18:00
  • David
  • Thelen
Challenges the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Presents to the Modern Discipline of History
Thursday, 1 August, 2002 - 18:00
  • Ivor
  • Chipkin
Functional' and 'Dysfunctional' Communities: A View on the State from the Vantage of 'Development'
Monday, 29 July, 2002 - 18:00
  • Abebe
  • Zegeye
The Anatomy of Discrimation
Monday, 22 July, 2002 - 18:00
  • Elisabeth
  • Deliry-Antheaumep
School Walls, Walls as Schools in South Africa: An Outside View of educational Institutions
Monday, 15 July, 2002 - 18:00
  • Jonathan
  • Hyslop
A Scottish socialist reads Carlyle in Johannesburg Prison, June 1900: Reflections on the literary culture of the imperial working class
Monday, 27 May, 2002 - 18:00
  • Michael
  • Titlestad
The Acoustics of Memory: Historiography and Alterity in Representations of 1950s Township Jazz
Monday, 20 May, 2002 - 18:00
  • Keith
  • Breckenridge
From Hubris to Chaos: The Makings of the Bewysburo and the end of Documentary Government
Monday, 13 May, 2002 - 18:00
  • Catherine
  • Burns
Maternity Matters: The Politics of Hospitalized Childbirth in South Africa, 1900-1960
Monday, 6 May, 2002 - 18:00
  • Robert
  • Thornton
Chieftainship and Local Government: A Study of Local Attitude in Five Chieftainships in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Northwest Provinces
Monday, 29 April, 2002 - 18:00
  • Isabel
  • Hofmeyr
African Bodies, European Texts: Picturing The Pilgrim's Progress in Africa
Monday, 22 April, 2002 - 18:00
  • Ivor
  • Chipkin
Nationalism and Democracy in South Africa
Monday, 25 March, 2002 - 18:00
  • Shireen
  • Hassim
Negotiating Spaces: The role of women in South Africa's transition
Monday, 18 March, 2002 - 18:00
  • Frederic
  • Le Marcis
Common Illnesses: Anthropology of Health in Everyday Life in Maasina (Mali)
Monday, 11 March, 2002 - 18:00
  • Noor
  • Nieftagodien
The Role of Local Authorities in the Emergence of Group Areas and Modern Townships on the East Rand in the 1950s
Monday, 4 March, 2002 - 18:00
  • Ralph
  • Austen
Market Integration through Peasantization: The Economic Transformation of Africa, the Carribean and India under Modern Colonialism
Monday, 25 February, 2002 - 18:00
  • Azeem
  • Badroodien
Rac(e)ing Crime and Poverty into the Present: The State, Colouredness, and Correctional Institutionalization in the Period before 1960
Monday, 18 February, 2002 - 18:00
  • Achille
  • Mbembe
African Modes of Self-Writing: A Critique of Political Economy and Nativism
Tuesday, 20 November, 2001 - 15:15
  • William
  • Beinart
Rewriting Twentieth-Century South Africa: General History in a Post-Apartheid Era
Wednesday, 14 November, 2001 - 15:15
  • Thomas
  • Blom Hansen
Ethnographies of the Post Colonial State
Tuesday, 23 October, 2001 - 15:15
  • Gerti
  • Hesseling
Legal Plurism, Decentralization and Conflict in the Sahel
Friday, 28 September, 2001 - 15:15
  • Bogumil
  • Jewsiewicki
Mourning and Memory in Congo
Friday, 14 September, 2001 - 15:15
  • Jean John
  • Comaroff Comaroff
The Unreason of the Law
Wednesday, 28 February, 1996 - 15:00
  • Keith
  • Breckenridge
We Must Speak For Ourselves': The Rise And Fall Of The Public Sphere On The Witwatersrand Gold Mines, 1920-1933.

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