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, 22 April, 2013 - 15:00
  • Lucy
  • Allais
On Freedom and Forgiveness
Monday, 8 April, 2013 - 15:00
  • Achille
  • Mbembe
Africa in Theory
Monday, 25 March, 2013 - 15:00
  • Ivor
  • Chipkin
Capitalism, City, Apartheid in the Twenty First Century
Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 15:00
  • Jacob
  • Dlamini
My traitors' narratives: Betrayal in South African history
Monday, 11 March, 2013 - 15:00
  • Andrew
  • Macdonald
The Beggar Chiefs of St. Zaia: Nestorian 'Great Deceivers' in South Africa and the Benevolent Empire, 1860s-1940s
Monday, 25 February, 2013 - 15:00
  • Alex
  • Lichtenstein
From Durban to Wiehahn: Black Workers, Employers, and the State in South Africa during the 1970s
Monday, 18 February, 2013 - 15:00
  • Deborah
  • James
Regulating credit: tackling the redistributiveness of neoliberalism
Monday, 12 November, 2012 - 15:00
  • Zoe
  • Groves
Transnational Migration and Pan-African Solidarity: the Case of the Central African Federation, 1953-1963
Monday, 5 November, 2012 - 15:00
  • Stacey
  • Sommerdyk
Negotiating Cross-Cultural Trade in the Eighteenth Century: From the Atlantic Coast Markets to the Congo River Basin
Monday, 29 October, 2012 - 15:00
  • Joel
  • Quirk
Slavery and 'Lesser' Servitudes: Separate and Stratified or Blended Together?
Monday, 22 October, 2012 - 15:00
  • Jeff
  • Guy
Continuities, contexts and concepts: making sense of Shepstone
Monday, 15 October, 2012 - 15:00
  • Lindelwa
  • Dalamba
Gwigwi Mrwebi, Ghetto Musicians, and the Jazz Imperative: the Social and Musical Dynamics of South African Jazz in 1960s London
Monday, 8 October, 2012 - 15:00
  • Vukile
  • Khumalo
A post-apartheid (rural) citizen, 1986 – 1991: Provisional Notes on Rural Transformation Association
Thursday, 4 October, 2012 - 14:15
  • Keith
  • Breckenridge
Imperial biometric laboratory
Monday, 1 October, 2012 - 15:00
  • Ariana
  • Maria
  • Lissoni
  • Suriano
Married to the ANC: the life histories of Tanzanian women and their entanglement in South Africa’s liberation struggle
Monday, 17 September, 2012 - 15:00
  • Jimmy
  • Pieterse
Dictionaries and Discourses of Deviance
Monday, 10 September, 2012 - 15:00
  • Bheki
  • Peterson
Dignity, memory and the future under siege: reconciliation and nation-building in post-apartheid South Africa
Monday, 27 August, 2012 - 15:00
  • Malose
  • Karl
  • Langa
  • von Holdt
Insurgent citizenship, class formation and the dual nature of community protest: a case study of Kungcatsha
Monday, 20 August, 2012 - 15:00
  • Mark
  • Hunter
Circuits of Schooling and the Production of Space: the Household, Education, and Symbolic Struggles after Apartheid
Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 15:00
  • Ran
  • Greenstein
Israel/Palestine and the apartheid analogy: theoretical and methodological considerations
Monday, 6 August, 2012 - 15:00
  • Catherine
  • Burns
Writing the history of sex in South Africa
Monday, 30 July, 2012 - 15:00
  • Liz
  • Gunner
K.E.Masinga, Zulu Radio and the Politics of Migrant Aurality
Thursday, 26 July, 2012 - 14:00
  • Luise
  • White
The Lost History of the Rhonasians: Rhodesian Independence and the Place of Race in Decolonization
Monday, 23 July, 2012 - 15:00
  • Lynn
  • Thomas
Imported Cosmetics and Colonial Crucibles: Pre-histories to the Twentieth-century Use of Commercial Skin Lighteners
Monday, 23 July, 2012 - 10:30
  • Derek
  • Peterson
The Work of Time in Uganda
Monday, 16 July, 2012 - 15:00
  • Keith
  • Shear
At War with the Pass Laws? Administrative Reform and the Policing of White Supremacy in 1940s South Africa
Monday, 18 June, 2012 - 15:00
  • Ivor
  • Barbara
  • Chipkin
  • Lipietz
Transforming South Africa’s Racial Bureaucracy: New Public Management and public sector reform in contemporary South Africa
Monday, 11 June, 2012 - 15:00
  • Peter
  • Limb
African Associational Life and Journalism in Central Johannesburg of the 1910s
Monday, 4 June, 2012 - 15:00
  • Vashna
  • Jagarnath
The Diary as 'The Mirror of the self.' The daily discipline of diary writing in shaping Gandhi's private ruminations and his public discourse
Monday, 28 May, 2012 - 15:00
  • Richard
  • Pithouse
Thought Amidst Waste

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