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, 2 October, 2017 - 15:00
  • Darja
  • Djordjevic
Historicizing Public Oncology in Rwanda: From Geographies of Incidence to Onco-Nationhood (1915-2015)
Monday, 18 September, 2017 - 15:00
  • Faeeza
  • Ballim
Neoliberalism and the techno-politics of Apartheid
Monday, 4 September, 2017 - 15:00
  • Benson A
  • Mulemi
Popular Theorizing on albinism and the human in Eastern Africa: Exploration of Tanzanian experience.
Monday, 28 August, 2017 - 15:00
  • Jim
  • Campbell
History, Memory, and the Mississippi Freedom Movement
Monday, 14 August, 2017 - 15:00
  • Juan
  • Obarrio
private/public government of communities
Monday, 7 August, 2017 - 15:00
  • William
  • Mpofu
Decoloniality as Travelling Theory: Or What Decoloniality is not
Monday, 31 July, 2017 - 15:00
  • Keith
  • Breckenridge
The single source of truth about Kenyans : collateral mysteries, credit information and Safaricom
Monday, 24 July, 2017 - 15:00
  • Kerry
  • Chance
Sacrifice After Mandela: Debts of Liberation Among South Africa’s First Post-Apartheid Generation
Monday, 12 June, 2017 - 15:00
  • Grieve
  • Chelwa
Does economics have an ‘Africa Problem’? Some data and preliminary thoughts
Monday, 5 June, 2017 - 15:00
  • Robyn
  • Bloch
The apartheid historian’s struggle: black betrayal and its effects
Monday, 29 May, 2017 - 15:00
  • Achille
  • Mbembe
Future Knowledges
Monday, 22 May, 2017 - 15:00
  • Cynthia
  • and John
  • Kros
  • Wright
"You can write and remember but we are simply izithunguthu'"
Monday, 15 May, 2017 - 15:00
  • Daniel
  • Magaziner
African Architecture, Education and Possibility in the 1960s
Monday, 8 May, 2017 - 17:00
  • Lucy
  • Allais
‘Is there Western Philosophy?’ a discussion with Lucy Allais and Eusebius McKaiser
Monday, 24 April, 2017 - 15:00
  • Edgar
  • Taylor
The Tank Hill Party: Generational Politics and Decolonization in East Africa
Monday, 10 April, 2017 - 15:00
  • Gregory
  • Dowd
AMfecaneRICA, 1650-1850: What can Historians of Native America Learn from Southern Africanists?
Monday, 3 April, 2017 - 15:00
  • Richard
  • Pithouse
Manichean Delirium (In the Time of Jacob Zuma)
Monday, 27 March, 2017 - 15:00
  • Candice
  • Jansen
VULNERABILITIES OF THE IMAGE: Cedric Nunn & Coloured Family in Struggle
Monday, 20 March, 2017 - 15:00
  • Bettina
  • Malcomess
Moving Image as chronotope of the Colonial Imagination
Monday, 13 March, 2017 - 15:00
  • Nompumelelo Zinhle
  • Manzini
African Conceptions of Person as Gendered, Ableist and Anti-queer
Monday, 6 March, 2017 - 15:00
  • Andreas
  • Kalyvas
Carl Schmitt's Postcolonial Imagination
Monday, 27 February, 2017 - 15:00
  • Rita
  • Kesselring
Bodies of Truth: Law, Memory and Emancipation in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Book discussion and launch
Monday, 20 February, 2017 - 15:00
  • Marielle
  • Debos
Living by the Gun in Chad: Combatants, Impunity and State Formation
Monday, 7 November, 2016 - 15:00
  • Lumkile
  • Mondi
From proprietorship, public companies to pyramid ownership and control: The evolution of the Financialisation of the South African Economy
Monday, 31 October, 2016 - 15:00
  • Victoria
  • Collis-Buthelezi
Other Universals: India, Africa, the Caribbean and Un-national Thought of the Southern Hemisphere
Monday, 24 October, 2016 - 15:00
  • Emery
  • Kalema
The Mulele rebellion (D.R. Congo) and the politics of forgetting
Monday, 17 October, 2016 - 15:00
  • Christi
  • Kruger
White on the margin: post-apartheid white poverty and the politics of homogeneity
Monday, 10 October, 2016 - 15:00
  • Sarah Emily
  • Duff
‘From Young Adults to Teenagers: Sex Education Manuals and the Making of Modern Youth in Apartheid South Africa’
Monday, 3 October, 2016 - 15:00
  • Jamie
  • Miller
An African Volk: The Apartheid Regime and its Search for Survival
Monday, 26 September, 2016 - 15:00
  • Peter
  • Geschiere
Homosexuality, Witchcraft, Freemasonry - Postcolonial Obsessions in Cameroon and elsewhere

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