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
  • Jane
  • Starfield
A Documentary Drama': The Case Of Malisela Letsoalo And Tile Banareng Tribe Versus The Union Government.
  • Philip
  • Bonner
We Are Digging, We Are Seizing Great Chunks Of The Municipalities Land (`siyawaugobha, Siyawugebhola Umbhlaba Ka Maspala'): Popular Struggles In Benon 1944-1952.
  • Brian
  • Willan
From Tram Shed To Assembly Hall: Solomon Plaatje, De Beers, And The Lyndhurst Road Native Institute In Kimberley, 1918-1919.
  • Marian
  • Lacey
The Origins Of A Coercive Labour System South Africa 1890-1933.
  • W.A.
  • Munro
Contract Farming Community Development And Tile Politics Of Production Among Small-growers In Kwazulu-natal.
  • Gary
  • Dennie
One King Two Burials: Politics In South Africa's Transkei.
  • Martin
  • Murray
slave Driving' And The 'poor Man’s Friend': Capitalist Farming In The Bethal District Ca 1910-1950.
  • Randall M
  • Packard
Agriculture Development, Labour Migration, And The Resurgence Of Malaria In Swaziland -1950-1981.
  • Duncan
  • Innes
The Exercise Of Control In The Diamond Industry Of South Africa: Some Preliminary Remarks.
  • K.
  • Sole
Authorship, Authenticity And The Black Community: The Novels Of Soweto 1976.
  • Franco
  • Barchiesi
Restructuring, Flexibility And The Politics Of Workplace Subjectivity: A Worker Inquiry In The South African Car Industry.
  • Isabel
  • Hofmeyr
The Spoken Worm & The Barbed Wire: Oral Chiefdoms Literate Bureaucracies In The Northern Transvaal
  • Monique
  • Marks
we Are Fighting For The Liberation Of Our People': Justifications Of Violence By Activist Youth In Diepkloof, Soweto.
  • Linda
  • Chisholm
Aspects Of Child-saving In South Africa: Classifying And Segregating The Delinquent 1917-1934.
  • Chabani
  • Manganyi
Making Strange: Race, Science And Ethnopsychiatric Discourse.
  • Noel
  • Garson
Race Relations & Class Conflict As Factors In South African History In The 20th Century.
  • Deborah
  • Posel
Providing For The Legitimate Labour Requirements Of Employers: Secondary Industry, Commerce And The State In South Africa During The 1950s And 1960s.
  • Stan
  • Greenberg
Trade Unionism In South Africa: An Interview Report.
  • R.
  • Desai
Race And Class In The National Union Of Distributive Workers: The Breakable, Thread Of Non-racialism, 1937-53.
  • Harry
  • Zarenda
An Evaluation Of The Imf Mission Document On Economic Policies For A New South Africa
  • E.
  • Maloka
The Battle For Sunday: Missionary Work And The Basotho In The Gold Mine Compounds,-1920-1940.
  • Philip
  • Bonner
Desirable Or Undesirable Sotho Women.
  • Richard
  • Cope
Local Imperatives And Imperial Policy, The Sources Of Lord Carnarvon's South African Confederation Policy.
  • Alf
  • Stadler
Birds In The Cornfield: Squatter Movements In Johannesburg, 1944 - 1947.
  • P.
  • Marsh
Joseph Chamberlain And South Africa
  • A.G.
  • Schutte
The Political Function Of Some Religious Movements In South Africa.
  • Oscar A
  • Barbarin
Adversity And Child Development In South Africa: Effects Of Socio-economic Status And Violence On Functioning At Age 4.
  • J.
  • Parpart
Gender, Ideology And Power: Marriage In The Colonial Copperbelt Towns Of Zambia.
  • Ned
  • Breslin
Usaid, The State, And Food Insecurity In Rural Zimbabwe: The Case Of Gokwe.
  • Charles
  • Van Onselen
Race And Class In The South African Countryside, Cultural Osmosis And Sockal Relations In The Sharecropping Economy Of The South-western Transvaal, 1900-1950.