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, 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
Monday, 30 March, 2015 - 15:00
  • Liz
  • Thornberry
Sexual Consent and Political Legitimacy in the 19th Century Eastern Cape
Monday, 23 March, 2015 - 15:00
  • Lynn
  • Thomas
Agency in African history
Monday, 16 March, 2015 - 15:00
  • Amy
  • Niang
A Community out of Empire: the French Union (1946-58) as a postcolonial experiment in multinational polity
Monday, 9 March, 2015 - 15:00
  • Danai
  • Mupotsa
Proper Sex: Making Tea, Pure Romance and the Lazy Man
Monday, 2 March, 2015 - 15:00
  • Keith
  • Breckenridge
To Think Better than the State will Allow : the short history of the South African Humanities
Monday, 23 February, 2015 - 15:00
  • Rosa
  • Williams
Morbid Circulations: Labour Migration, Alcohol and the Colonial Politics of Life in Early 20C Mozambique
Monday, 16 February, 2015 - 15:00
  • Allen
  • Isaacman
Cahora Bassa : Extending South Africa's Tentacles of Empire 1965-2010
Monday, 23 June, 2014 - 15:00
  • Jonathan
  • Klaaren
Regulating the South African Judiciary: 2012-2013
Monday, 9 June, 2014 - 15:00
  • Dilip
  • Menon
Degeneration and satyagraha: Hind Swaraj and the crisis of liberal democracy
Monday, 2 June, 2014 - 15:00
  • Catherine
  • Burns
Race, Sex, Birth and Blood in South African History : “Rhesus sensitization in the Bantu” in South Africa, 1940 to 1970
Monday, 26 May, 2014 - 15:00
  • Aurelia
  • Segatti
“Mobutu’s Ghost”: Mobilising against foreign retailers in Kinshasa (DRC). Indigenization, autochthony and emerging urban subjectivities
Monday, 19 May, 2014 - 15:00
  • Paige
  • Sweet
Unquoting the Past: Authorship and Appropriation in Zakes Mda’s The Heart of Redness
Monday, 12 May, 2014 - 15:00
  • Ruth
  • Sacks
Looking for the Congo in Congo Style: Dreamscapes in Belgian Art Nouveau and the nightmare of the African colony
Monday, 5 May, 2014 - 15:00
  • Antonio
  • Tomas
Skin of the city: Luanda or the dialectics of spatial transformation
Tuesday, 22 April, 2014 - 13:00
  • Stefan
  • Helgesson
Radicalising Temporal Difference: Anthropology, Postcolonial Theory and the Question of Time
Monday, 14 April, 2014 - 15:00
  • Jon
  • Soske
Unfinished Debates: Settler Liberalism, East Africa, and the Origins of Non-Racialism

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