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, 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
Monday, 19 September, 2016 - 15:00
  • Nancy
  • Rose Hunt
A Nervous State
Monday, 12 September, 2016 - 15:00
  • Shaun
  • Franklin
"Worse than Apartheid?" Measuring educational progress since democracy
Monday, 5 September, 2016 - 15:00
  • Khumisho
  • Moguerane
Everyday identities, formal schooling and the practice of nationalism in Bechuanaland in the early twentieth century
Monday, 5 September, 2016 - 15:00
  • Keith
  • Breckenridge
Aadhaar and the superindex : India's UID and the politics of database normalization
Monday, 29 August, 2016 - 15:00
  • Carolyn
  • Dinshaw
Black Skin, Green Masks: Medieval Foliate Heads, Racial Trauma, and Queer World-making.
Monday, 15 August, 2016 - 15:00
  • Linda
  • Gordon
Unemployed activism in the 1930s : long-term structural change, gender and the meanings of independence
Monday, 8 August, 2016 - 15:00
  • Drew
  • Thompson
ID'ing Mozambique's Post-Independence Development and History from 1975 to 1993
Thursday, 4 August, 2016 - 15:00
  • Noah
  • Tamarkin
Becoming Genetic Jews: Lemba Political Histories of Racial, Religious, and Cultural Difference in Twentieth-Century South Africa
Monday, 25 July, 2016 - 15:00
  • Sam
  • Daly
Sworn on the Gun: Law and Crime in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970.
Monday, 6 June, 2016 - 15:00
  • Ruth
  • Sacks
Object Agencies: Congolese artifacts as exhibition organisms
Monday, 30 May, 2016 - 15:00
  • Taiwo Adetunji
  • Osinubi
Provincializing Slavery: Abolition, Law, Slave Subjects
Monday, 23 May, 2016 - 15:00
  • Simonne
  • Horwitz
Race, gender and the South African ‘blood wars’.
Monday, 16 May, 2016 - 15:00
  • Ngaka
  • Mosiane
Livelihoods, the body, and city space.
Monday, 9 May, 2016 - 15:00
  • Eric
  • Allina
From 'New Man' to Superman: The politics of work and socialism, from Maputo to Karl-Marx-Stadt, c. 1982
Monday, 25 April, 2016 - 15:00
  • Ellison
  • Tjirera
City as a Creature of Law – Revisiting Windhoek’s Legal Architecture
Monday, 18 April, 2016 - 15:00
  • John
  • Stremlau
Valid Voting? Electoral Integrity and the Role of Pan-African Observers in Advancing Peace and Democratic Governance

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