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, 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
  • Keith
  • Breckenridge
Aadhaar and the superindex : India's UID and the politics of database normalization
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, 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
Monday, 11 April, 2016 - 15:00
  • Neo
  • Lekgotla laga Ramoupi
A Critique of the Discourse on Africanization of Knowledge In the Universities in Africa: The Whys and How Far in Cameroon and South Africa
Monday, 4 April, 2016 - 15:00
  • Yasmina
  • Martin
"Now I am not scared": Transnational HIV/AIDS Activism through the lens of Simon Nkoli
Thursday, 24 March, 2016 - 15:00
  • David
  • Cohen
Small matter of truth
Monday, 14 March, 2016 - 15:00
  • Julie
  • Parle
‘A drug, like a scalpel, in an unskilled hand is a dangerous weapon…’ : South African struggles over pharmaceutical regulatory authority, 1930s to 1960s
Monday, 7 March, 2016 - 15:00
  • Claudia
  • Gastrow
Musseque Nation: Uncivil Citizens and Urban Space in Luanda, Angola
Monday, 29 February, 2016 - 15:00
  • Joshua
  • Walker
Face Values: Trust and Suspicion in Democratic Republic of Congo
Monday, 22 February, 2016 - 15:00
  • Samantha
  • Vice
Aesthetic Injustice
Monday, 1 June, 2015 - 15:00
  • Emery
  • Kalema
The Mulele rebellion (D.R. Congo) and the production of suffering
Monday, 25 May, 2015 - 15:00
  • Belinda
  • Bozzoli
The Weberian state, civility and explanations of rape
Monday, 18 May, 2015 - 15:00
  • Dilip
  • Menon
The Great Flood and Modern Times: colonial history and abbreviated time
Monday, 11 May, 2015 - 15:00
  • David
  • Dickinson
Protecting Unprotected Strikes: Casual Workers and New Technologies of Struggle in the South African Post Office
Monday, 4 May, 2015 - 15:00
  • Thembisa
  • Waetjen
Poppies and Gold: 'Transit' Labour and Narcopolitics on the Witwatersrand, 1904-1910
Monday, 20 April, 2015 - 15:00
  • Kirk
  • Sides
Ecologies of Relation: Post-Slavery, Post-Apartheid and Rethinking Race Across the Atlantic
Monday, 13 April, 2015 - 15:00
  • Antina
  • von Schnitzler
Late Apartheid Techno-Politics and Temporalities of Transition

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